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Your Next Android Phone May Come With An Ubuntu PC

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Your Next Android Phone May Come With An Ubuntu PC
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Android is pretty versatile as far as operating systems go. It can be a lot of things, but we still haven’t seen Android take on the PC space in a big way just yet. Ubuntu might just change that.

Ubuntu, one of the most popular Linux distributions available, will soon be available on Android phones sporting multi-core processors. The application allows the Android phone to perform normally when it’s a phone, but it transforms into an Ubuntu PC when connected to a monitor, keyboard and mouse.

To be honest, it’s pretty cool. With it coming pre-loaded on Android devices, it might also drive the use of Ubuntu up. People are becoming more reliant on mobile devices, and being able to integrate the desktop experience into a mobile device just might push some people into the open source side of life.

The folks at Ubuntu aren’t only thinking about increasing the user base. Their hope is that handset manufacturers will continue to push the limits of how far the processing power in Android devices can go. Ubuntu for Android doesn’t require a lot of power, but more power would be appreciated if users want to get the full Ubuntu desktop experience out of their phone.

The Ubuntu team isn’t just looking at the already existing Android markets in the US, Europe and Asia to push Ubuntu for Android. Emerging markets, which Android has performed well in, will also benefit from the inclusion of Ubuntu. The team even thinks that some families will finally own a PC thanks to Ubuntu for Android.

Ubuntu for Android isn’t available just yet, but the folks at Canonical are working hard to get handset manufacturers to include Ubuntu in future Android hardware releases. Current phones with USB and HDMI-outs will hopefully get Ubuntu support in the near future as well.

Your Next Android Phone May Come With An Ubuntu PC
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  • Paul

    I hope OEMs bring this to us soon. This is going to be the 1st phone with parallel booting. 2 OSs for the price of None!!!

    Good luck Ubuntu + Android.
    2 favorite OSs on one great device. How exciting!

  • Betray-us Joker

    Really nice Ad. The Ad says “there is no reason to lead a double-life anymore” :)

  • TechBoy Rex

    This is the device I want, not webtop, which I think is like half-assed. Besides phones have advanced so much since then.

  • Uubbuu

    PC rocket in your pocket!

  • googol

    With Ubuntu for Android + Chrome OS, Google is all set to set the Desktop on fire!

    Good thing Sinofsky left.

  • MertBert

    This should happen for the Galaxy S4. But when is the S4 going to release anyway?

    • Truth2012

      Hopefully in 2012, with all these scary prophesies about 2012, one can’t take a chance to wait till 2013! :)

    • FUDbuster

      Hope ASUS put this on the Transformer series & does it soon!

  • http://www.sactrapezfiyatlari.net Sac Trapez

    great news , thanks for the share

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