Ubuntu Touch is a new operating system made by Canonical for mobile devices like phones and tablets. The only supported platforms are Nexus 4 and Nexus 7, but it looks like developers now have an easier time to make it work on other platforms, such as the Lenovo ThinkPad 8 with Intel processor.The Lenovo ThinkPad 8 is powered by an Intel Atom Z3770 processor (Bay Trail) shipped with Window 8.1 by default, but it looks like someone has managed to port Ubuntu Touch on it, although there is no information about the porting process or if the developer is considering to further support this device.
There are not too many tablets out there with Windows as the main operating system. There are far more Android-powered ones and they are usually the main target for this kind of ports, but they don't provide the same challenge.
Ubuntu Touch has been ported many timesIt's important to know that Ubuntu Touch has been made to work with various devices already, although many of them were phones. In fact, the community has already taken care of Nexus 5, for example, and there were some working ports for devices like Samsung Galaxy S4 or S5.
"check it out... from someone in our community, Simon Raffeiner. Unity8 on a Baytrail Intel. Nice to see Unity8 & Mir quite easily brought up on other hardware.," wrote Canonical's Kevin Gunn on Google+.
The number of devices that have been made to work with Ubuntu Touch has been decreasing in the past year, but it's probably because the developers are waiting for a more stable iteration of the operating system.
For now, if you want to see Ubuntu Touch in action, you can check our report on the latest update for this operating system. Also, the first devices powered by this Linux distro that can be found in stores are expected to arrive very soon, in the coming months.
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