Ubuntu for Android brings a desktop OS to Android smartphones

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2012-Feb-21 | Tags: androiddesktopsmartphoneubuntuvideo

Linux on ARMYou know how people like to say that today’s smartphones are more powerful than the computers that NASA used to send astronauts to the moon in the ’60s? Well, that’s not saying much, because those early computers were small potatoes.

But how about this: modern smartphones are powerful enough to act as full-fledged desktop computers. Now Canonical is out to prove it by loading Ubuntu Linux onto Android smartphones.

Yes, you read that right — two operating systems on one device. The idea is that Ubuntu and Android will share a kernel and be able to access shared storage and some other features such as your contacts and calendar.

Ubuntu for Android brings a desktop OS to Android smartphones

But when you pull your phone out of your pocket it will be running Android. And when you put it in a docking station and connect a monitor, keyboard, and mouse you’ll have a full Ubuntu Linux desktop experience.


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