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Sableyes
October 25th, 2012, 08:23 AM
Anyone? If yes, what have you got and how does it run? :-)

m3topaz
October 25th, 2012, 03:54 PM
Yes - Nokia N9 (Meego). Runs really well, and is terrific in the important areas for me: telephone, maps, messaging, browsing, media playing. It's a shame Nokia ended this line, IMHO.

MJDines
November 1st, 2012, 03:33 PM
I've just got full Ubuntu 12.x running on a Galaxy S3 via a chroot. It uses the command line via AndroidTerminal and GUI via VNC. It looks like it will be laggy but I've only just got it working and not played with it yet. The next step is an MHL cable and wireless keyboard & mouse.

I used: http://www.appbrain.com/app/complete-linux-installer/com.zpwebsites.linuxonandroid

What I'm waiting for is a propper Ubuntu port which I can boot into! I can't work out why Canonical have gone via OEMs and not the community first. I'm sure we'd adopt it like a shot... Root phone, Load new kernel, Dual boot with Androit & Ubuntu. Now I have a PC in my pocket. Awesome!

rg4w
November 1st, 2012, 04:23 PM
Since Ubuntu is governed under the GPL the source must be available somewhere, so you can try it out on your own devices to see how it works.

Does anyone here know the URL where Canonical has posted the source?

Parker32
November 7th, 2012, 06:05 AM
Sorry I don't know anybody.

maximno
November 7th, 2012, 11:45 AM
I've just got full Ubuntu 12.x running on a Galaxy S3 via a chroot. It uses the command line via AndroidTerminal and GUI via VNC. It looks like (http://rapidup.ru/otvety/12.html) it will be laggy but I've only just got it working and not played with it yet. The next step is an MHL cable and wireless keyboard & mouse.

I used: http://www.appbrain.com/app/complete-linux-installer/com.zpwebsites.linuxonandroid

What I'm waiting for is a propper Ubuntu port which I can boot into! I can't work out why Canonical have gone via OEMs and not the community first. I'm sure we'd adopt it like a shot... Root phone, Load new kernel, Dual boot with Androit & Ubuntu. Now I have a PC in my pocket. Awesome!
and i use the same

Mr_JMM
November 9th, 2012, 05:23 PM
Anyone? If yes, what have you got and how does it run? :-)

I have Android on both phones (HTC, Samsung) and tablets (Asus) and it runs perfectly on all of them.

MyTinFoilHat
November 10th, 2012, 06:10 PM
I have Android on both phones (HTC, Samsung) and tablets (Asus) and it runs perfectly on all of them.

How well does this work? I've been interested in the move to mobile for a long time now. The prospect of a tablet use has me very excited. How stable is this? Have you ever experienced any issues (with respect to your smartphones) with calls, texts? What about the desktop experience? Does it lag? What about the functionality of apps?
I am intrigued, but am [obviously] cautious about jumping in.

Mr_JMM
November 12th, 2012, 05:42 PM
How well does this work? I've been interested in the move to mobile for a long time now. The prospect of a tablet use has me very excited. How stable is this? Have you ever experienced any issues (with respect to your smartphones) with calls, texts? What about the desktop experience? Does it lag? What about the functionality of apps?
I am intrigued, but am [obviously] cautious about jumping in.

Android, in my opinion is as-near-as-damn-it, faultless. Whilst I may not always recommend to everyone that they ditch windows for a Linux OS on their computer I'll happily recommend Android phones and tablets all day long.

rosswmcgee
November 25th, 2012, 03:57 PM
All the droids are linux. Check out the Galaxy Note 2

mythic97
November 25th, 2012, 04:00 PM
Android 2.6.1 Gingerbread i think, (Least secure Linux ever!)
also unstable and buggy at times

rosswmcgee
November 25th, 2012, 04:06 PM
Note 2 is jelly bean check out the Samsung demo on the web it is incredible and fits

in my jeans or shirt front pocket.

prudhivisekhar
December 21st, 2012, 01:20 PM
Note 2 is great , but costs heavy ...sad I cannot afford to buy it..:(

Sableyes
December 21st, 2012, 08:20 PM
All the droids are linux. Check out the Galaxy Note 2

Not in the respect I can use Linux desktops and software on Droid :)