Ubuntu touch is still in development. Not 100% stable, a bit slow, and not complete for 100 % of users.
But for developers it’s a perfect OS. Full GNU/Linux based with a true terminal and the os is 90~95 % open source (core app, mir, unity, etc … are open source, but some driver are still closed source, not sure). (so no virus on Ubuntu Touch :D)
Also convergence make Ubuntu touch unique (in the future Linux applications will be able to run on Ubuntu touch).
The bootloader is open. I had read on ask.ubuntu.com that ubuntu touch needs a unlocked bootloader, that why the bootloader is unlocked on the MX4 Ubuntu edition
It’s also because canonical react quickly.
There was a malicious app exploiting a system vulnerability in Ubuntu touch, the day after a patch has been released : http://news.softpedia.com/news/first-malicious-app-published-in-store-for-ubuntu-touch-494595.shtml
About the bootloader I can’t find the message where I read it
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