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    When will the Ubuntu for android be available it looks awesome !

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    Re: When is Ubuntu for Android coming out

    It will all depend on the handset manufacturers. Up to now no word on a first device.


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    Re: When is Ubuntu for Android coming out

    Oh thanks

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    Re: When is Ubuntu for Android coming out

    It would be great if it was available as an "app" in Google Play.
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    Re: When is Ubuntu for Android coming out

    Android is an OS. Ubuntu is an OS. You can run Ubuntu on Android devices now, but Ubuntu has to be able to handle touch screen better, and work well with other types of processors. Here is the Nexus 7: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Nexus7/Installation
    I have been trying to get Ubuntu to run on my Nook tablet, but there are to many issues yet. I think 13.04 will play better with Android devices. Right now I am using Ubuntu One in Android on my Nook and Asus Transformer Tablet.
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    Re: When is Ubuntu for Android coming out

    Quote Originally Posted by irv View Post
    Android is an OS. Ubuntu is an OS. You can run Ubuntu on Android devices now, but Ubuntu has to be able to handle touch screen better, and work well with other types of processors. Here is the Nexus 7: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Nexus7/Installation
    I have been trying to get Ubuntu to run on my Nook tablet, but there are to many issues yet. I think 13.04 will play better with Android devices. Right now I am using Ubuntu One in Android on my Nook and Asus Transformer Tablet.
    I believe there is an actual phone OS which uses Ubuntu technology. Basically it works just like any other phone but it's Ubuntu instead of Android. Don't hold me to it though.
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    Re: When is Ubuntu for Android coming out

    I believe you are right, but I personally have never seen one. There is a lot of background noise on this video but you can see Ubuntu running on a phone.
    http://mashable.com/2012/08/04/ubuntu-for-android/
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    Re: When is Ubuntu for Android coming out

    Quote Originally Posted by irv View Post
    Android is an OS. Ubuntu is an OS. You can run Ubuntu on Android devices now, but Ubuntu has to be able to handle touch screen better, and work well with other types of processors.
    "Ubuntu for Android" isn't simply taking a phone that comes with OEM Android and installing Ubuntu on it instead. It's a project by Canonical that runs on top of Android and is meant to provide a proper desktop environment when the phone is docked (as opposed to most/all existing dockable phones that just display their touch interface when docked).

    It doesn't need Ubuntu to handle touch any better than it does, because with UfA Android handles the touch side of things, while the Ubuntu environment is meant to handle the Keyboard/Mouse/Monitor side of things.

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