Just now Canocial, the folks behind Ubuntu, has announced that launch of Ubuntu for Android. It is really a revolutionary idea and that is going to change the use of Android smartphones dynamically in coming years all over the world. The new feature will enable one to run a full featured Ubuntu (original desktop version of Ubuntu) on a computer screen using his/her Android Smartphone. Handset makers can use this feature to make Ubuntu integrated Android Smartphones and target Ubuntu desktop users. Thanks to Ubuntu’s tight integration with the Android service layer.
How Ubuntu for Android is Going to Benefit You
Once you got an Ubuntu integrated android phone, you can use it as your desktop computer but the difference you can carry it anywhere you go. So the name desktop does not fit to it. Use only a keyboard and monitor and connect your Android device (docked) as CPU to run a full featured original Ubuntu on your computer screen. No more need to buy two devices, a desktop and a smartphone, if you like Ubuntu. Ubuntu for Android provides the same world’s favorite free desktop experience at the same time providing the same Android experience on your Android Phone.
When your Ubuntu integrated Android Smartphone is docked with a keyboard and monitor, it launches a full Ubuntu desktop on the computer display. Remember both Ubuntu and Android will run simultaneously on the same device and that ensurers seamless sharing of contacts, messages and other common services between the interface.
Ubuntu for Android supports multi-core Android Smartphones running Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) or later.
Hardware Requirements to Run Ubuntu for Android
- Dual-core 1GHz CPU
- Video acceleration: shared kernel driver with associated X driver; Open GL, ES/EGL
- Storage: 2GB for OS disk image
- HDMI: video out with secondary frame buffer device
- USB host mode
- 512 MB RAM
“Ubuntu for Android represents the first opportunity for handset makers and network operators to address this growth opportunity in emerging markets.”
Are you a handset maker or network operator? Then you can contact the Canonical team behind Ubuntu for Android HERE.
I hope we can soon see an Ubuntu integrated Android Smartphone from any of our favorite smartphone makers in the market. Do you like this idea? Hope you will share your views.