Is there a simple way to port Ubuntu Touch to the device?
No shortcuts or simple ways here :). I'm working on it though:
It's not ready for daily use, but what currently works (with different hacks) is:
- Display/Touch screen
- Cellular connectivity + outgoing voice calls
If you want to help with porting or test it, you can ping me in UBPorts Telegram group.
As for desktop Ubuntu, I suppose it's currently on hold with main focus being put on Debian. Those two are going to share adaptation bits (in fact, the current plan is to use some Ubuntu Touch software and middleware on "desktop" Debian to provide, for example, phone application), so it doesn't make sense to duplicate efforts with limited resources just now.