Dual-boot enabled Android smartphone with Ubuntu may still be a year away, as Canonical focuses first on releasing phones with its own standalone Ubuntu OS.
One of the most exciting announcements of the beginning of the year is the Ubuntu phone – not to be confused with Ubuntu for Android.
While you wait to run Ubuntu on your Android device, you may be interested to hear that there’s a tablet out there ready to offer you the best of both worlds, a dual-booting Exynos-powered tablet, the Kite, that’s going to sell for just €309, or around $413.
According to OMG Ubuntu, the Ubuntu for Galaxy Nexus and the source code will be released at some point in “late February,” a lot sooner that we would have anticipated.
Ubuntu for Android could be released today, as Canonical has announced that an all-new Ubuntu product will be released on January 2nd.
Fans of Linux may be asking why something like this hasn’t happened sooner. There are, after all, ways to install it on a flash drive and run it on virtually any computer. So Canonical asks,... why not an Android phone? Thus, the Ubuntu For Android project was born and its aim is to bring easily accessible Ubuntu to Android phones.
To help generate some excitement over the idea, an a...
Canonical has released a tool to help users and developers easily install a full version of Ubuntu on the Nexus 7. The only prerequisite is to have an unlocked bootloader, but, if you’re interested in running Linux, I don’t think that would be a problem.
Coming as what seems like a natural addition to the installation of Ubuntu on the ARM-based Chromebook, Mark Shuttleworth, a lead developer of Ubuntu has installed and demoed Ubuntu on the Nexus 7 tablet.
Coming by way of a “Hack your Chromebook” night at Google, Olaf Johansson, a Googler, managed to get Ubuntu Linux installed and running on his ARM-based Samsung Chromebook.
When Ubuntu first came onto the computing scene, very few people knew how popular it would get in just a short amount of time. Sounds similar to Android doesn’t it? Now the boundaries between smartphone, tablet and notebook are blurring even further, with the advent of ideas like the Ubuntu for Android NexPhone.