In Pictures: Ubuntu Touch starts getting real

The latest beta of Canonical's Linux smartphone system shows the outlines of a possible winner

Calendar The beta Ubuntu Touch Calendar app is more functional, and more like those of other smartphone OSes. There's no day or week view so far, though you can expose a scrolling appointment list (timeline) at the bottom of the screen for the current day. And so far, there is no way to create repeating events. But the app is unfinished: If you try to enter a time for a new event, the Cancel and OK buttons don't work, and you have to quit the app from the App screen.

If you tap the > icon to the right of the current month, the other months display so you can quickly jump to them. This hidden-menu mechanism is used in other apps as well.

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