Ubuntu for Android is one of the most eagerly awaited projects in the open-source community. Brainchild of Mark Shuttleworth and the Canonical team, Ubuntu for Android project has started getting a lot of attention lately. The main reason for this is that Canonical is attempting something unique by merging two of the most popular open-source platforms around. Hoping to provide a bridge between the desktop and mobile, Canonical is heavily banking on this project. Read the rest of this entry
Ubuntu for Android Archives
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. Read the rest of this entry
Ubuntu wants to put a full Linux desktop on your Android phone. It works, but does it work for you?
Earlier this year, Canonical introduced a hybrid Android phone/computer running Ubuntu at a mobile phone confab. It seems that handset makers, in attempts to battle the never-ending onslaught by Apple, are lining up to do business with Canonical, a company that sees the smartphone as the computer of the future. Read the rest of this entry
I’ll preface this by saying that I realize I’ve been writing about Ubuntu/Canonical quite a lot lately. There is a good reason for this — Ubuntu 12.04 should bring about some major changes to both the Linux desktop landscape as well as the way people looking outside-in view Linux. How is that you ask? Outside of the bits and pieces I’ve already mentioned (HUD and various improvements to Unity), Canonical is planning on three major additions to the Linux-verse that could easily be a complete reversal of fortune (to the tune of the late Steve Jobs miraculously re-joining Apple). Read the rest of this entry
At this year’s Mobile World Congress, U.K.-based startup Canonical demoed an Android phone running Ubuntu, “the third most popular desktop operating system in the world,” according to its page for developers.The phone ran Android like a normal smartphone, but when plugged into a desktop monitor it became an Ubuntu desktop PC. All you needed to add was a keyboard and mouse.
As it turns out, new technology may render the “keyboard” part unnecessary … or the mouse. Or even the monitor. And there are other ways smartphones are replacing PCs today, well beyond the proof-of-concept stage. Here’s a look at the three reasons why your future PC may fit into your pocket. Read the rest of this entry