JanSt

Ubuntu For Android To Demo at MWC

Can't wait to see this: Dual-boot Ubuntu and Android officially. No mods, no hacks. Preloaded on (yet to be named) phones...
More http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/250356/ubuntu_for_android_will_bring_the_desktop_to_your_phone.html

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JanSt / MOD  Feb. 21, 2012 at 23:15

matt101101 / MOD  Feb. 21, 2012 at 23:36

I reckon this will be on the Artix 3 and that's why the leaks for that phone say it'll have 2gb of RAM not the 1gb all the other 2012 flagships are rumoured to have.

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 22, 2012 at 06:48

Will see.
Unless they really tweak the sh*t out of it, it'll need a bit of real estate.
As mentioned in the Ubuntu hack thread, on thew N900 it was more of a curiosity than something usable even with a stylus. But of course, Ubuntu 11 was designed with smaller devices in mind.

matt101101 / MOD  Feb. 22, 2012 at 07:50

I think it may prove most useful in a setup such as the one pictured above, with the phone connected to a monitor and Ubuntu to be used as a desktop OS (as it was originally designed to be).

I also think Motorola won't want to forget the "lapdock" idea from the original Atrix. With a quad-core processor and 2gb of RAM a phone may actually have enough power to work effectively on a larger screen with multiple windows open at once.

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 22, 2012 at 08:46

True.
In addition - Jelly Bean (Android 5) is rumoured to be designed with 'dual-boot' in mind... Good Times. If true

matt101101 / MOD  Feb. 22, 2012 at 08:58

I've heard that too. Apparently it's designed to "play nice" with W8. I'm not entirely sure I'd want Android on my main computer though. Seems like it would be a pointless, geeky novelty rather than a useful, productive tool.

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 22, 2012 at 09:21

I had an Acer with Android for a while - okay for quick jobs on web etc. Otherwise not so great.

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 22, 2012 at 09:22

an acer netbook, that is...

MDrX  Feb. 22, 2012 at 09:25

Is regular old Ubuntu the right choice? I haven't used it in years but Jolicloud strikes me as a better fit; more of a bridge between mobile and desktop.

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 22, 2012 at 09:36

Is regular old Ubuntu the right choice? I haven't used it in years but Jolicloud strikes me as a better fit; more of a bridge between mobile and desktop.
Ubuntu 11 was designed with smaller touchy screens in mind. Big finger-friendly icons/launchers and a tad lighter on resources. I hate it :D Still on 10.10 me

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