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    New ubuntu OS for phones, but cant run android apps?

    It would be good if it could run android apps, is this possible?

    http://techcrunch.com/2013/01/03/ubuntu-android-ios/

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    Re: New ubuntu OS for phones, but cant run android apps?

    It doesn't have Android's Dalvik VM, so short answer, no.

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    Re: New ubuntu OS for phones, but cant run android apps?

    Could it have that?
    If they want people to use it, then let it work with android apps already built.

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    Re: New ubuntu OS for phones, but cant run android apps?

    Again, short answer, not really.

    I believe that the Blackberry Playbook and the Nokia N9 at some stage had a Dalvik VM-like piece of software which would run android apps, but it wasn't 100% compatible with all of Android's apps. If you want to use Android apps, get an Android device.

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    Re: New ubuntu OS for phones, but cant run android apps?

    Don't care.

    all things been = or un-equal,

    R2 goes to microsoft

    The R2 group holds patents for controlling electronic devices as well as providing the control app for Android,

    http://techcrunch.com/2013/01/03/microsoft
    Two tin cans are better than an iphone

    http://www.ehow.co.uk/how_2067160_ma...hone.html?cr=1

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    Re: New ubuntu OS for phones, but cant run android apps?

    Quote Originally Posted by sdowney717 View Post
    It would be good if it could run android apps, is this possible?

    http://techcrunch.com/2013/01/03/ubuntu-android-ios/
    It is not a matter of if but when. For example: http://www.ubuntuvibes.com/2012/11/h...d-apps-in.html

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    Re: New ubuntu OS for phones, but cant run android apps?

    Since android has so much momentum why not tie the ubuntu buggy to it and make this work. You already have a lot of developers working with android apps, so this would just make ubuntu phone os better.

    Part of what kept back linux was MS office. Same sort of idea with ubuntu phone os. People are getting used to android.

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    Re: New ubuntu OS for phones, but cant run android apps?

    I am indeed very excited about this latest development from canonical. I am also fearful for it's success/failure (well just its failure).

    What I really don't understand though is how this will affect ubuntu's relationship with google. I mean, as far as I know, ubuntu's main competitors have always been microsoft and apple. But now they're going head to head against google in the smartphone OS market. I think they should ally with Google against the other big 2...

    For crying out loud, google even uses ubuntu at their headquarters!! Surely Mark Shuttleworth knows all this and I am missing the big picture here, can someone enlighten me?

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    Re: New ubuntu OS for phones, but cant run android apps?

    I am missing the big picture here, can someone enlighten me?
    I think you are. Remember when we got a version of Ubuntu that had the google search panel as the Ubuntu start panel of Firefox? It is still there. Then a little later Gooogle released its Android code back into Linux. I would say that there has been cooperation going on between Canonical and Ubuntu for a long time.

    I would not say that they are going head to head with Google in the smartphone market. Go down the page on this link and read about New Markets.

    http://www.ubuntu.com/devices/android

    Ubuntu for Android will increase market share for Android in markets that it is not yet reaching.

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