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Thread: [SOLVED] hook up ubuntu phone to computer

  1. #1
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    Dec 2008
    Middle o'nowhere
    Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet

    Cool [SOLVED] hook up ubuntu phone to computer

    I'm interested and excited about hooking up an Ubuntu OS smart-phone to a desktop PC or tablet. Can anybody point me to where I can get more info?

    is it going to work via a (USB) cable to a PC, or Bluetooth or just directly use an external monitor and KB?

    One of the reasons I stopped carrying a cell phone is its hard for me to make out properly whats on the tiny screen. Mostly I press the green button and talk, not able to use most of today's smart phones other capabilities (such as calendar or messaging) but being able to manage the thing on nice large external monitor has promise.

    I kinda envision this akin to using Itunes to manage the contents of an Ipod.

    Thanks for any help --
    Last edited by mayagrafix; March 7th, 2013 at 11:19 PM. Reason: solved

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2011

    Re: hook up ubuntu phone to computer

    I "believe" the connection will be mini HDMI and it you will buy a little docking station.CheersM

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    London, England
    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: hook up ubuntu phone to computer

    There is a lot of information on the Ubuntu and Canonical web sites. Have you browsed through it? You may not have seen this:

    Note this comment by Mark Shuttleworth.
    In one version of the vision, you just get a smartphone and then you dock it to a bigger piece of glass and you get a tablet and you undock it and you have a smartphone. It's just one device.
    Would you find that usable?

    Every thing depends on the OEMs and what they are prepared to put out in the market.
    We have a silicon partner that we'll announce after the show, but they are a very significant force in the mobile ecosystem and they are optimising prototypes.
    I think phones in January, tablets in April [2014].
    For myself, I might be interested in the phone that becomes a tablet and then a PC. Regards.
    It is a machine. It is more stupid than we are. It will not stop us from doing stupid things.
    Ubuntu user #33,200. Linux user #530,530

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