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    Default Re: What is Ubuntu for Android?

    Quote Originally Posted by KSmithInNY View Post
    Nothing yet and I'm excited but keep in mind they weren't gunning for the consumer, that was be trotted around and shopped to OEMs looking for companies to partner on a device build so a OEM product with this installed may be several months away. Also i think there was a small misunderstanding and canonical clarified that it would be released under an open source license, but each build would be for a specific chip or manufacturer or yadda .... the same model google uses with android. The source is created for a specific cpu/phone (nexus) and it's the job of OEMs and the chip maker to backport to the device.

    I'm still dreaming about the ubuntu TV they showed off in january trying to get television manufacturers to partner up.
    When will the OEM be available and where to buy the OEM?
  2. #27  

    Default Re: What is Ubuntu for Android?

    For the computer if u run off the DVD can I save the settings of Ubuntu on a flash drive along with what I do on it?

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  3. #28  

    Default Re: What is Ubuntu for Android?

    I'm a Linux geekoid and have been reading up on the Ubuntu mobile OS lately.

    It's why I bought a dual-core Android phone... my first smart phone. See, I like my keyboard and screen. I spend a lot of time coding in a text editor (Emacs, sorry Vim loooozers) running in a terminal emulator (I'm digging Tilda these days). The mobile widgets didn't interest me until they became mobile computers with awkward interfaces. My point is: the only reason I'm interested in Android is because it's based on Linux, and I love Linux.

    Ubuntu mobile's pretty slick really... since Android is already based on a stripped down version of the Linux kernel, with a dual-core phone and enough space, one can already dual boot an Android device into Linux, but the UI is all wrong! Ubuntu mobile OS adds the rest of the Linux kernel back in, including X and provides a smart UI that knows if it can present a desktop environment to a particular screen.

    Once again Linux's inherent superiority over other OSes swoops in and saves the day. It's already tiny... Long-Term Support (LTS) kernels like Canonical's are lean, secure, scalable, and ridiculously stable. They require usually only 512MB RAM and only a few gig of persistent storage, and are preferred for multi-core, multi-threaded, secure protocol network operations... that's why the Internet runs on Linux. The servers at Google HQ will be running the same basic OS as your phone.

    What's not awesome about that?

    This is the is the first phone upgrade that ever mattered.
  4. #29  

    Default Re: What is Ubuntu for Android?

    I'm looking forward to upgrading as well ; o ; but I do like Android
  5. #30  

    Default Re: What is Ubuntu for Android?

    The way they've been talking about Ubuntu for Android, is it would install seamlessly beside the existing Android OS much the same as an App from the Play Store. I'm sure they would also have docks available to connect all peripherals.

    Honestly I would prefer a phone with a bit more power in it than my GNex if I were to use Ubuntu for Android. I Do however plan on installing Ubuntu Mobile OS on my GNex the second I get another phone... must have a DD and a toy device
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    Default Re: What is Ubuntu for Android?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand View Post

    Imagine your Android phone turning into a full blown desktop OS, as powerful as any current netbook or "slim" PC desktop, by just plugging it into a television through the HDMI port. That's what were talking about here. It's not Android on the big screen, it's Ubuntu, running natively on your phone's hardware through the external display.

    And it's not some janky, twisted version of Linux built by people who make phones. It comes from Canonical, the people who make Ubuntu what it is. It'll be fully optimized for our hardware, and you'll have full control like you do on your PC now.

    If you use Linux, you know how much **** this will kick. If you don't, it's easy to try it and see for yourself.

    • Go here: Download | Ubuntu
    • Download the latest 32-bit version and burn it to a CD
    • Pop the CD in your computer, and reboot
    • When it loads, choose to try without installing


    I CAN'T WAIT
    The problem with Ubuntu to is it's worse than Blackberry in,,, Hey folks, just wait and see what we can do, sometime in the future, just keep coming back. I have a new asus laptop and cannot get Ubuntu to install. You must be very techy to install and use Ubuntu. Until Ubuntu can come out with a FINISHED product that installs as simple as any common software, on your phone or on a laptop, it will never be more than a techy play thing. I have been able to install and run Ubuntu on a few desktops and thought highly of it and their ideals, but hype doesn't keep anyone hanging around for very long.
    The Practical BBQ'r !
  7. #32  

    Default Re: What is Ubuntu for Android?

    It's a non-issue at this point.

    The whole Ubuntu for Android project is deprecated. They moved all their eggs into the Ubuntu for Devices (formerly Ubuntu Touch) basket.

    So, yeah mawil1013, I guess that hammers your point home about lack of delivery on promises. Also, I was flashing and following Ubuntu Touch/Ubuntu for Devices for a looooooong time. It simply never matured. They are still dragging their feet more than 18 months later and no public release.
    Nokia Lumia 1520.3 (Factory Unlocked): Windows Phone 8.1 w/ Lumia Cyan
    Dell Venue 8 Pro (32GB): Windows 8.1 Desktop OS w/ Office 2013 H&S
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