We just published another small release of the @ubports Installer that includes some long-awaited bugfixes and usability improvements! You can download packages for all major operating systems at or just run "snap install ubports-installer" on any distribution to get the snap package. If you want to know if your device can run , check to find out! Or check out to get started with !

@NeoTheThird @ubports I noticed ubports uses systemd as the init system, does ubports work with other init systems like sysvinit & openrc?

@the_englishman @ubports On the phones we actually use upstart and not systemd, so there might be some compatibility with sysvinit. What exactly are you trying to accomplish?

@NeoTheThird @ubports I was going to put it on my Sony Xperia z & maybe a moto x2. Good to know about upstart, didn't know it was still maintained. Now I know systemd isn't used I'll give it a go. Thank you

@NeoTheThird @ubports What about Fairephone 3 ? Is it planned to include it in official devices ?

@jerry_wham @ubports @NeoTheThird They talked about it shortly in the last Q&A[1].

Which Android device is likely to get the next UT port?

Well, HTC10 is certainly one possibility. It has received attention because it has an HDMI output. There are others such as BQ Uplus and Sony Xperia X which could come soon. Please don’t gamble on possible outcomes by getting one of those devices just yet though. There are no guarantees in porting. The fact that there have been questions about how to add devices to the Community channel nevertheless shows that some of those working on phones are feeling quite positive.

A ‘Fairphone 3’ release has been leaked. Quite honestly we know nothing about it. Our contacts there have lapsed as people have taken up new jobs. We will reach out to them again. If there is a new device and if it is Android 9 for example, that would be a huge task for us.

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