Ubuntu for Android

Mark Shuttleworth – the founder of Ubuntu has announced Ubuntu for Android which bring Ubuntu to Android phones. Ubuntu for Android provides a full desktop experience such as office software, web browsing email and media applications. Users can use their all Android apps on Ubuntu desktop. Everything important is shared across the desktop and the phone in real time.

Ubuntu for Android pairs with Android, simply plug your Android phone into a monitor or dock, and Your phone will serve as your desktop computer with all functionality of Ubuntu in your phone.

You just need Dual-core hardware and Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS to use Ubuntu for Android. Ubuntu and Android share the same kernel. When docked, the Ubuntu OS boots and runs concurrently with Android. This allows both mobile and desktop functionality to co-exist in different runtimes.

[box type=”info”] How Ubuntu for Android Works [Video][/box]

Ubuntu for Android Features:

Full Web Browsing

Surf any website on Android browser and then dock to continue your session on the desktop. than you can use your computer to access the same pages, same bookmarks and same browsing history.

Unified Contacts

You can view, edit, call, text or email a contact when your phone is docked.

Messaging and Calls

You can read or reply any sms or call straight from the desktop using Ubuntu message indicator.

Share Calendar

Sync your Android calendar data will share with Ubuntu.

Manage Photos and Videos

You can manage your phone photos and videos using the Ubuntu Gallery application. You can edit them on the Ubuntu desktop and same them back to the phone.

Hardware Requirements:

  • 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
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