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    Install Ubuntu on Android

    How to install Ubuntu on Android?

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    Re: Install Ubuntu on Android

    You can't.

    Edit: To elaborate, Ubuntu on Android is only available to Hardware Manufactures who wish to make use of Ubuntu on their phones. It's a closed source project by Canonical.
    Last edited by ManamiVixen; April 3rd, 2013 at 01:18 AM.

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    Re: Install Ubuntu on Android

    unless you're referring to the developer preview.. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Touch/Install
    but don't expect full functionality out of your phone. post-installation, you won't be able to do much.
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    Re: Install Ubuntu on Android

    I do not think that it is closed source. It is just that it is not intended to be downloaded and installed the way we install Ubuntu on a desktop or laptop. Many have taken what is called the phablet image and are porting it to many devices.

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Touch/Devices

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=2068

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    Re: Install Ubuntu on Android

    There is also the Linux on Android team over at XDA: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1585009

    I run Ubuntu on my Nexus 7 (yet to try on my Xperia Z) and it works really well - they have tweaked images to download from Sourceforge to install and run via VNC and chroot.

    Sure its not a native install but it does work

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