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    Would buy a new smartphone to install ubuntu

    Hello I'm planning to buy a new smartphone to use it via native ubuntu. Is there any tutorial on how to do it and restore option back to factory settings (including OS)? Will this phone be good enough?

    Will Ubuntu phone be free to use with any GSM / 3G / 4G chip?
    Last edited by ivotkl; January 15th, 2013 at 03:15 PM.
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    Re: Would buy a new smartphone to install ubuntu

    Shameless bump.

    I would like to know of a cheap dual core processor that would enable me to have ubuntu in it natively installed.

    I've heard that it's like an emulator, so basic android features would still work as a phone when you get phone calls and stuff. Any news?
    Using Ubuntu since 9.04, loving it since 2010. Still trying to fully understand it. My boxes' HW specs

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    Re: Would buy a new smartphone to install ubuntu

    Anyone? Also, when is Ubuntu Phone coming worldwide?
    Using Ubuntu since 9.04, loving it since 2010. Still trying to fully understand it. My boxes' HW specs

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    Re: Would buy a new smartphone to install ubuntu

    No one here (or anywhere else, for that matter) can tell you with any certainty when a smartphone running Ubuntu natively is going to be available.

    And, Canonical has made it clear that they are NOT going to release an installable version of Ubuntu for Android to the general public.

    If you know which Android phone you want to use, my suggestion is to go to the Android forums, and to the Phandroid forums, and look through their sections for those dealing with your selected model phone. They often have sections dealing with Rooting phones, and you might find something useful there.
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    Re: Would buy a new smartphone to install ubuntu

    Thank you Mr. Phelps. Will do.
    Using Ubuntu since 9.04, loving it since 2010. Still trying to fully understand it. My boxes' HW specs

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