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cave2596
April 9th, 2013, 08:43 PM
Hello,

I have heard that there is a Ubuntu for smartphones.
Is it possible to have two systems on one phone (Android and Ubuntu)?
So that you have to choose a system like in the boot menu of a Computer?

Thank you for your answer and greetings from Germany,
cave2596

ppjdee
April 9th, 2013, 10:44 PM
Hey,
I think it's called Ubuntu Touch. I don't know if you can have both installed, but you can check out Ubuntu.com for some information.

grahammechanical
April 9th, 2013, 11:32 PM
I have heard that there is a Ubuntu for smartphones.

You heard wrong. It is still very much under development. And a lot depends upon Smartphone manufacturers releasing products into the market place. We will not see any products until the autumn of the year.

http://www.ubuntu.com/devices/phone

http://www.ubuntu.com/devices/tablet

http://www.ubuntu.com/devices/android

http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13970_7-57571750-78/ubuntu-touch-beats-firefox-os-to-win-best-of-mwc-from-cnet/

It is my understanding that Ubuntu/Unity and Android will share the same kernel. They will run side by side. So, when using Unity you can easily switch to the Android side of things to use the device as a phone.

Regards.

AndyOpie150
April 10th, 2013, 09:41 AM
I have seen mini Ubuntu and Debian distros on Android phones. Set up a Debian Squeeze on mine once. Better suited for an Android device with a physical keyboard though.
The way there set up it allows you to run the distro on top of (sort of) the Android devices ROM. The image is kept on the SD card.
You can easily go back and forth.
It gives you some functions that are not on an Android device, but with only a virtual keyboard it was very impractical for me so I deleted.

wickedpuppy
April 10th, 2013, 10:02 AM
Actually Singapore loco team just had a meetup with visiting Lead Designer on Ubuntu Touch , the details are on FB , and from what we saw that night on a Nexus phone and tablet , it looks smooth. Real smooth. Very good battery life as well. Didn't get to play games but video looks amazing. We were told the expected release date is next year and beta might be out by later this year , the month mentioned was Oct.

There were also a few things we didn't like and we gave feedback to him. Overall , I can't wait.

mrgs
April 10th, 2013, 10:08 AM
Moved to Mobile Technology Discussions.

cave2596
April 10th, 2013, 11:37 AM
Thank you for your answers!

I hope it will soon be ready for everyone.

robkehaman
April 29th, 2013, 12:27 PM
Hello,

I have heard that there is a Ubuntu for smartphones.
Is it possible to have two systems on one phone (Android and Ubuntu)?
So that you have to choose a system like in the boot menu of a Computer?

Thank you for your answer and greetings from Germany,
cave2596


Ubuntu runs well on entry-level smartphones.It uses the same drivers as Android But we can't use both simultaneously .


recycle cell phones (http://www.tmmrecycle.com/)

cave2596
April 29th, 2013, 03:32 PM
So it isn't possible to have 2 Systems, like on a Computer?

ronnyroll
May 2nd, 2013, 03:58 PM
So it isn't possible to have 2 Systems, like on a Computer?
what do you mean by "like on a Computer"

mrgs
May 2nd, 2013, 04:27 PM
I guess he's talking of a dual boot (Buntu + Windows).

cave2596
May 2nd, 2013, 08:46 PM
Jeah.

So is it possible that you can choose a system (when you turn on the smartphone)?

psyclechick
May 5th, 2013, 04:01 PM
Yes its possible, but there is a fair amount of 'hacking' involved. This is a thread for the Nexus 7 about using multiple Android roms and Ubuntu on the one device and selecting at boot...

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2011403

I know this is for the N7 and not a phone but I am sure with a little bit of searching or work it could be used on a phone as well. (I only have an Xperia Z and the N7 so dont really search much beyond those devices sorry)

cave2596
May 5th, 2013, 05:09 PM
Thank you for your answer!