About the Windows 10 Mobile phones, can they use Ubuntu Touch?

  • I have a HP ELite X3.

    SPecs: Operating System
    Windows 10 Mobile
    Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 (2.15 GHz, 4cores)
    Qualcomm MSM8996
    4GB LPDDR4 SDRAM (onboard) Dual channel x32 PoP 32Gbit
    Internal Storage
    64GB eMMC 5.1
    5.96" diagonal WQHD (2560x1440)
    AMOLED multi-touch display
    Corning Gorilla Glass 4
    Anti-reflective coating
    Available Graphics
    Qualcomm Adreno 530 GPU
    2 Stereo speakers (one with earpiece)
    3 integrated omni-directional microphones with HP Noise Cancellation Software
    1 external microphone (from headset jack)
    Snapdragon Audio+ support
    Audio by B&O PLAY
    Wireless Technologies
    802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2x2)
    WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 LE combo (Miracast supported)
    WWAN:2G/3G/4G,LTE-A with carrier aggregation 4,5,6,13
    Expansion Slots
    1 microSD (Expandable up to 2TB)
    Ports and Connectors
    One 3.5mm 3 and 4 pole headphone jack
    1 USB 3.0 Type-C connector
    Dual nanoSIM or nanoSIM + microSD card via 3-in-2 card tray
    Pogo pins
    16MP f/2.0 FHD rear-facing camera
    8MP FHD front facing camera and Iris camera
    Available Software
    HP Workspace
    HP Device Hub
    HP Registration and device onboarding
    Adobe PDF Reader
    Security Management
    Elite x3 device has dual biometrics with Iris recognition and Fingerprint reader
    FIPS 140-2 cryptography
    Qualcomm processor includes Secure Boot
    128-bitkey Unified Image Encryption
    256-bitkey Full Disk Encryption
    Anti roll back
    fTPM2.0security; Windows 10 includes 128 key Bitlocker encryption
    Enterprise grade VPN
    3.29 x 0.31 x 6.36 in
    83.5 x7.8 x 161.8 mm
    Starting at 0.43lb
    Starting at 195g
    10W 5V/2 Aadapter
    Non-removable 3.85V battery pack
    4150 mAh Li-ion polymer
    Wireless Charging
    Qi and PMA
    Ambient light sensor + proximity combo
    Hall effect
    Energy Efficiency Compliance
    ENERGY STAR certified
    EPEAT Gold
    registered where applicable
    EPEAT registration varies by country
    Durability features
    Designed to pass IP67
    Providing seals against liquid and dust ingress to IP67 rating
    Designed to pass MIL-STD810G testing

    Has anyone tested porting Ubuntu Touch to it? Any plan?

  • Porting Ubuntu Touch to a Windows 10 phone poses its own unique set of challenges that no one has been motivated to work on.

    So the short answer to both your questions is: No.

  • I have said this on Telegram, but Ill say it on here as well, if someone wants to port to a windows phone device but doesnt have one, let me know, I have a few I can spare. I would attempt to port one myself, but I have too much going on in my personal life right now.

  • It appears someone finally figured out how to unlock the bootloader of most Windows phones, but I don't see any successful Android ROMs, nor much development, for the HP Elite X3. It's a start, but I wouldn't get my hopes up.


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