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    Ubuntu for Android?

    i saw the link for Ubuntu being on an android phone... is that released? if so, how would i go about getting it?

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    Re: Ubuntu for Android?

    Yes it is released.

    You have to go onto the Android market and download it.
    I believe that it is $2 and you also have to have a terminal emulator on your phone.

    There are instructions in the app that will tell you the specifics.

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    Re: Ubuntu for Android?

    ok, so it's not a ROM or it's own OS? you have to run it through android OS?

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    Re: Ubuntu for Android?

    I wouldn't recommend buying this. It is not canonical that has made this, it is a company called linuxforandroid. Besides, you have to root your phone.
    Very easy way to brick your phone.

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    Re: Ubuntu for Android?

    so then this isn't a Ubuntu.com made software? Hows Ubuntu endorsing it? or is this not their official release

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    Re: Ubuntu for Android?

    I'm not sure what software people in the earlier posts are talking about but there is an official Ubuntu for Android, it just hasn't been released yet because it's still in early development.

    At the moment the only device it works on is the Google Nexus 7 tablet.

    http://www.ubuntu.com/devices/android
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Nexus7
    Last edited by Cheesemill; December 1st, 2012 at 10:52 PM.
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    Re: Ubuntu for Android?

    Most likely no. The publisher would have been canonical, not linuxforandroid.

    I am not saying it is bad, but I would be careful to install ubuntu for android that are not released by canonical. Ubuntu is after all canonicals product.

    If you go into the android app market (play something) and search for ubuntu, you will find this app that is called ubuntu installer for android.

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