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Old 29. Feb 2012, 09:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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http://techcrunch.com/2012/02/21/can...u-for-android/
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Old 29. Feb 2012, 10:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Features:
  • Both Ubuntu and Android run at the same time on the device, without the need to reboot. This is possible because both Ubuntu and Android share the same kernel (Linux).
  • When the device is connected to a desktop monitor, it features a standard Ubuntu Desktop interface.
  • When the device is connected to a TV, the interface featured is the Ubuntu TV experience.
  • Ability to run standard Ubuntu Desktop applications, like Thunderbird, VLC, Chromium, PiTiVi, etc.
  • Ability to run Android applications on the Ubuntu Desktop.
  • Make and receive calls and SMSs directly from the Desktop.
Source from Wikipedia.

Looks like a step further to make desktops and mobile devices closer to each other? Though in a different way, we have seen some features like the last one already available via Wi-Fi without the need to dock the device to the PC, using the app AirDroid mentioned here.

Definitely an interesting development from Ubuntu, see also: "A full Ubuntu desktop, on your docked Android phone".
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Thought about using George's script to strike out "further" and replace it with "backward"
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Old 29. Feb 2012, 11:39 AM   #4 (permalink)
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This belongs in Mobile Apps forum, perhaps?
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Old 29. Feb 2012, 01:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Watch "Ubuntu for Android" in action on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pZUCKt0RKc
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" ...FXI is preparing to launch the Cotton Candy, a tiny computer that looks like a USB thumb drive. The device, which can run either Ubuntu or Android 4.0 ..."

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/...r-preorder.ars
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Ubuntu news update here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20891868
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