Port categorisation

Devices that support the Ubuntu Touch operating system can be categorized in different groups based on the way they run the operating system. Most of the devices are ported from Android using the Halium technology to adapt the hardware.

Halium

Halium is the project that allows running Ubuntu Touch on phones that are made to run Android. Halium ports use Android drivers and kernel to make Ubuntu Touch interact with the hardware. Ubuntu Touch is not an Android ROM and the OS that runs on top of Halium does not share any of its parts with Android. We use Halium as an intermediary between the hardware designed to run Android and Ubuntu Touch.

Version 5.1

Halium 5.1 devices are based on Android 5.1. These devices may have little RAM and CPU speed and will run a bit slower than others, but are very useful if you want to give Ubuntu Touch a test drive and then decide if you want to buy a more powerful device capable of running the OS.

Samsung S3 Neo+ (GT-I9301I)

Version 7.1

Devices that originally ran Android 7 can run on Halium 7.1.

Google Nexus 6P

Version 9.0

Halium 9.0 is currently the latest version of Halium and allows devices that run Android 9 to be ported to Ubuntu Touch. Here you can find the most powerful devices running Ubuntu Touch and enjoy a very smooth experience.

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1, Google Pixel 2 and 2XL, Google Pixel and Pixel XL, Lenovo Tab M10 X605F/L, Motorola Z2 Force, OnePlus 6 and 6T, Oneplus 5 and 5T, Volla Phone, Volla Phone X, Xiaomi Mi 8, Xiaomi Mi A2, Xiaomi Mi MIX 3, Xiaomi Poco F1

Native

Native devices are devices that run Ubuntu Touch without the need of an adaption for hardware enablement. These devices are usually made for Ubuntu Touch and other Linux-based operating systems. Native devices are also sold with Ubuntu Touch or other Linux-distros preinstalled.

Pinephone, Pinetab

Legacy

After the Ubuntu Touch project got discontinued by Canonical and UBports started maintaining the project we inherited the devices that already ran Ubuntu Touch in the Canonical times. We call these ports legacy because we currently use Halium instead of the original Canonical porting method.

Google Nexus 5

Unknown port type

Some devices don't have a specified port type in the device data, if you are the porter or you know which type of device is, you can add the port type and submit a merge request with your changes at the devices website on Gitlab.

Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML, BQ Aquaris M10 FHD, BQ Aquaris M10 HD, BQ Aquaris U Plus, Bq Aquaris E4.5, Bq Aquaris E5, Desktop PC, F(x)tec Pro1, Fairphone 2, Google Nexus 4, Google Nexus 7 2013 LTE, Google Pixel 3a, LG G4, LG G6 (International h870) , LG V20 T-Mobile, Meizu MX4, Meizu Pro 5, Moto G (2014), Nexus 7 2013 WiFi, Oneplus 2, Oneplus 3 and 3T, Oneplus One, Pinebook, Planet Computers Cosmo Communicator, Raspberry Pi, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (910F, 910P, 910T), Samsung Galaxy S5, Samsung Galaxy S7 (herolte), Sony Xperia 10, Sony Xperia X (F5121 & F5122), Sony Xperia X Compact (F5321), Sony Xperia X Performance (F8131 & F8132), Sony Xperia XZ (F8331 & F8332), Sony Xperia Z1 (C610X), Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet (LTE or Wi-fi only) , Xiaomi 4, Xiaomi Mi A3, Xiaomi Mi Note 2, Xiaomi Redmi 3X, 3S and 3SP, Xiaomi Redmi 4A, Xiaomi Redmi 4X, Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus, Xiaomi Redmi 7, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (kenzo), Xiaomi Redmi Note 7, Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro, Yu Yureka Black, Zuk z2 Plus