Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Ubuntu on Android for Dual Core devices

“Ubuntu is the next killer app for multi-core phones in 2012”

The world’s favourite free desktop for business and home -- "Ubuntu" -- now comes to android. Ubuntu for Android is a complete desktop with a full range of desktop applications including office, web browsing, email, media and messaging. Personal information like contacts, calendars, photo galleries and music can be accessed from both the phone and the desktop interface. SMS texts arrive on your desktop if you are docked when they show up, and calls are handled like VoIP if you want to stay working while you chat. Ubuntu for Android brings the desktop world together with the phone world, seamlessly.

The idea is that your phone becomes a mobile PC, switching from Android into full desktop Ubuntu mode when you dock it to a bigger display, keyboard and mouse.

You may be intrigued by some of its coolest features which include but are not limited to:

Messaging and Calls
You can read and reply to incoming SMS messages from the desktop, using Ubuntu's message indicator. You can also make and receive calls via the desktop - and you'll be alerted to voicemails so you can manage them while you work.

Unified contacts

Both Ubuntu and Android access the same mobile address book. So even when the phone is docked, you can view, edit, call, text or email a contact. You can even check their profiles on Facebook or Twitter.

Secured web browsing
Ubuntu for android will support both Chromium (Google Chrome) and Firefox, the world's fastest browsers along the the ability to seamlessly integrate all the browsing history, cache, bookmarks of your mobile session with the desktop.

Calender synchronization
Ubuntu for Android will enable the synchronization of all your calender events with any desktop or web-based calendar application, like Google Calendar etc.

Social networking
All your Android social network account credentials are synchronised seamlessly, using the Ubuntu social networking client to provide easy access to your online communities.

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



  1. This looks promising. 2012 will be great. Get lost iphone. android is the next and has always been a big thing.

  2. for has always been a great thing, because its open source and we can tweak a lot in it :)