Ubuntu on Android

In every dual-core phone, there’s a PC trying to get out…. well that’s the claim from Ubuntu at least.

It appears they have been busying away with ARM developing their nifty OS to run on Android devices. Don’t get all excited about reviving your old tat from the draw, the specifications are quite high –

  • Dual-core 1GHz CPU
  • Video acceleration: shared kernel driver with associated X driver; Open GL, ES/EGL
  • Storage: 2GB for OS disk image
  • HDMI: video out with secondary frame buffer device
  • USB host mode
  • 512 MB RAM


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As far as desktops go, I really rate Ubuntu as a whole package, now the fact I can have my phone dual boot and carry around no more than the HDMI cable to hook in to any monitor/ telly strikes me as a bit of a no brainer…!

Ubuntu on Android








And still be able to make & receive calls…. get-in! Happy days!

“Ubuntu for Android drops in cleanly alongside the rest of Android, so it is easy to integrate into current production roadmaps. The hardware requirements are straightforward and, with a broad range of ARM and x86 hardware supported, it can realistically be added to phones already in development.” – Source









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  • Richard Gaskell

    When the Galaxy S2 specs started to appear I [jokingly] suggested to my colleague at the time that this would be an ideal solution to our dual problems of replacing our mobile fleet along with our users workstations

    Seems we were thinking in the right direction!