In what I think a very smart move to push Ubuntu Touch to more hand sets, Canonical will Sponsor the First XDA Developer Conference.
XDA is filled with great developers which I experience first hand with my Samsung-forsaken Galaxy Wonder i8150 that officially only have Gingerbread but now breathes ICS and even JB.
So building and developing a good relation with them is a sound investment strategy from Canonical.
Jono Bacon said : “From 8-11 August in Miami, Florida will be xda:devcon, the very first XDA developer conference. We are sponsoring the event and will be exhibiting there. We are delighted to be supporting such an awesome event. I will also be speaking at the event and delivering a new presentation called Building a Convergent Future With Ubuntu that will cover the vision and goals of Ubuntu on devices.”
You may want to check the Ubuntu Touch thread here.