Ubuntu has announced that its Touch operating system for mobile phones will finally be available on October 17th.

The Canonical company recently tried to release an Ubuntu Edge handset but failed to generate enough money through its crowd-surfing campaign. However, it revealed that its operating system will launch in a matter of weeks.

It will be released alongside Ubuntu Linux 13.10, which is the newest version of the desktop operating system. 

Speaking for Canonical, Nicholas Skaggs wrote that the company's goal is to release a downloadable installer of Touch by the middle of October, on the firm's blog.

A developer edition of Ubuntu Touch was launched in February, workable on the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10, and currently those are still the only supported devices.

Ubuntu Touch will, essentially be, the mobile edition of Ubuntu which allows you to plug the device into your monitor and the desktop version will initiate. The company is calling for users to test the developer edition so that it can fix any bugs and release it next month.

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