Today, Canonical announced that it will release the first public version of Ubuntu Touch for download on October 17. "We are exactly one month away from the release of Saucy Salamander," wrote Canonical's quality assurance community coordinator on the company's blog.
If you're bummed out about the Ubuntu Edge not getting funded, there is still hope that their is light at the end of the tunnel. Canonical says that Version 1.0 of Ubuntu Touch will be compatible with Google's Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, and Nexus 10 devices. I have one friend in particular who I am sure this news will excite greatly as he was quite distraught when the Ubuntu Edge was not funded.