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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?

    tbh when I do get a phone this is what I'll get... I dont give a rats about android apps... the amount of applications for Linux more than outweigh any disadvantage from not running android, windows or iphone aps...

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

    Well I just got an Android phone for Chrimbo so guess what I'll be asking Santa for next Chrimbo ?

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

    When ROMs are available I will buy another handset to try this out
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    Re: New ubuntu OS for phones, but cant run android apps?

    Quote Originally Posted by KiwiNZ View Post
    When ROMs are available I will buy another handset to try this out
    You'll probably find it'll run on your current one. Min spec is 1GHz A9 and 512MB RAM. If it's as easy to flash as an Android ROM it should be pretty painless to give it a go.

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