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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?
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    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?

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Android Central Forums
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    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.
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    I'm looking forward to upgrading as well ; o ; but I do like Android
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    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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