Linux ARM smartphone

  • Linux on ARMThe vast majority of smartphones in the world ship with some version of Google’s Android operating system. And most of them are only supported by their manufacturers for a few years. Have a phone that’s 3-4 years old? Then you’re probably not getting any Android updates anymore. No more security patches. No new features.

  • Linux on ARMThe UBports community has announced today that its Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system for Ubuntu Phones is now finally available to download as 64-bit ARM images.

  • Linux on ARMIn recent years, we’ve started to see Windows 10 mini laptops with 6″ to 8″ display and a foldable keyboard coming to market thanks to products such as GPD Pocket 2 or One Mix 2 Yoga. They offer a full Windows 10 experience in an ultra-small form factor, but you’d still need to carry your phone around with you for things like calls or SMS.

  • Linux on ARMThere is support for a number of new ARM platforms with the in-development Linux 4.9 kernel. Perhaps most exciting to end-users with the ARM updates for Linux 4.9 is the mainline Raspberry Pi Zero support as well as supporting the LG Nexus 5 smartphone, among other new hardware support. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Linux on ARMToday, we’re celebrating the arrival of two new Ubuntu phone community ports! If you’re the lucky owner of a Sony Xperia Z1 you will soon be able to download an image to turn it into an Ubuntu phone and PC! Alternatively if you’re the owner of a OnePlus One you will be able to flash and use Ubuntu on your phone. We’ll be showcasing both devices at Mobile World Congress (Hall 3 Booth 3J30) and will be certain to share a few pictures.

  • Linux on ARMSo far most smartphones with alternative operating systems had rather low-end to mid-end hardware specifications, but according to OMG! Ubuntu!, Canonical and Meizu are about to change that, as they should be about to launch an Ubuntu Edition of Meizu PRO 5 smartphone with an Exynos 7420 octa-core Cortex A57/A53 processor coupled with 3 to 4GB RAM, 32 to 64GB storage and a 5.7″ display with 1920×1080 resolution.

  • Linux on ARMOn September 7, Canonical's John McAleely sent an email to the Ubuntu Touch mailing list, informing all developers and users about his idea of building a 64-bit image of the Ubuntu for phones operating system.

  • Linux on ARMWindows phone (Lumia 1020) is probably the last place where you would expect to see Ubuntu, but a user has posted images with Ubuntu running on this device and they seem to be legit.

  • Linux on ARMChinese mobile phone maker Meizu is reportedly getting ready for the launch of a new smartphone in its popular MX series, though this one might be nothing more than a version of the already available MX3.

  • Linux on ARMUbuntu Founder, Mark Shuttleworth, talks about why he started Ubuntu, how it runs on 30 different ARM Powered Smartphones, on all the ARM Servers, on upcoming ARM Powered Laptops also.

  • Linux on ARMARM processors fuel the millions of video-ready smartphones and tablets that are pushing wireless telecom equipment to its limits with growing bandwidth demands, but they have done little to help transmit that data overload. That's about to change.

  • Linux on ARMAn installer has come about to easily install Fedora 19 for ARM on the unlocked Google Nexus 4 smart-phone.

  • Linux on ARMIf your Android device has an unlocked bootloader, it's undeniable the usefulness of having a custom kernel on your device. With no release of Linux Kernel version 3.4 from Samsung as of yet, it's great to see developers on XDA all contributing to make this possible for a mid-range Samsung device, the Galaxy S Plus GT-i9001.

  • Linux on ARMCanonical has released tools for installing a developer preview version of Ubuntu 13.04 Touch on the latest Google Nexus phones and tablet.
     

  • Linux on ARMThe following tutorial will teach all users of the Ubuntu Linux operating system how to install their beloved distribution on the popular Nexus 7 tablet from Google and ASUS.
     

  • Linux on ARMCanonical is becoming one of the biggest players in today's market and goes head to head with Apple and Google by launching Ubuntu for smartphones. We can't really say it's much of a surprise, but still, Ubuntu going to smartphones is one of the few directions left for Canonical.

  • Linux on ARMEarlier this month we collected enough donations that I was able to pick up a Nexus 7 to do some development work on for Bodhi. Today I would like to share our first public images for the Nexus 7.

  • Linux on ARMAnother 6 months, another Ubuntu Developer Summit event for Canonical, where Mark Shuttleworth is always present and keeps his audience captivated. Yes, we're talking about the Ubuntu Developer Summit (UDS) event for the upcoming Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) operating system, which takes place these days, between October 29th and November 1st, in Copenhagen, Denmark.

  • Linux on ARMAs promised, Canonical has released a tool that lets you install Ubuntu Linux on the Google Nexus 7. Cleverly enough, it's called the Ubuntu Nexus 7 installer, and it's a relatively simple tool that you can use to install Ubuntu 12.04 on the 7 inch tablet.

  • Linux on ARMSummary: Linux founder Linus Torvalds, the founder and lead developer of Linux, has always been a man of few words and yesterday at LinuxCon 2012 he was no different. Still, the Linux creator hailed advances the kernel has made in the way of ARM support and power management, its progress on the cell phone front, and the fact that the kernel group has maintained its independence from manufacturers.


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