Now you can install Ubuntu on your Android phone. Canonical has announced Ubuntu for Android which will provide a full Ubuntu desktop experience on the Android phones. It will work in the same way it works on your PC. Your Android phone will work same as other Android phones but when you connect it to a dock with a monitor, you can see the Ubuntu desktop on the attached monitor.
The user interface is same (Unity) and several free applications are available to access easily. The important thing and the main feature is the consistency of data and other services between Ubuntu and Android environments which includes unified contacts, messages and call through the desktop, synchronized calendars and social media integration.
Since both operating systems share the same kernel so there will be no such issues like “an Ubuntu application running atop Android or vice versa”. Both applications will run at the same time on the same device which gives a great performance.
Mark Shuttleworth said:
The desktop is the killer-app for quad-core phones in 2012. Ubuntu for Android transforms your high-end phone into your productive desktop, whenever you need it.
He also said that they are aiming about 200 Million Users in 4 years.
Summary of features
- Complete desktop solution for full productivity on docked Android phones
- Easy to integrate with existing Android phones in development
- Certified apps for business users from Adobe, Citrix, VMWare and more
- Drives sales of multi-core phones with faster CPUs, more cores, more RAM and high-end graphics
- Drive adoption of 4G handsets since office apps shine with low latency and higher bandwidth
- Canonical leads in ARM Linux support, co-creator of Linaro with ARM
- Target the enterprise thin client, and emerging market first-PC markets
- Ubuntu and Android share the same kernel, running at the same time, accessing data and applications
- The world’s favourite free desktop fully integrated with the world’s favourite open phone
If you want to install Ubuntu on your Android phone then your Android must have at least 1 GHz processor, dual-core CPU, 2 GB free space, shared kernel driver, X driver, HDMI support and 2 GB RAM.