Ubuntu and Android merge

En su Blog, Mark Shuttleworth made an interesting announcement: the presentation of Ubuntu for Android at the next Mobile World Congress, which will be held in Barcelona from February 27 to March 1.

Ubuntu for Android is a phone, but also your own computer, which can be connected to any monitor for a full-featured desktop computer.

Canonical continues to advance its plan to expand Ubuntu to a greater number of platforms, announcing Ubuntu for Android today. This version allows you to bring the entire desktop to a smartphone that is plugged in and connected to a monitor. It is not a virtualized application that behaves like Ubuntu, but the operating system was integrated with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) at the kernel level.

Thus, Ubuntu for Android is not a mobile operating system and will not compete with iOS, Windows Phone or with Android itself, but it is an additional experience to use the phone in a different way when it is connected to a monitor. The rest of the time, it will run on Android as usual. "Ubuntu for Android transforms your modern phone into your productive desktop, whenever you need it," explained Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical.

Ubuntu for Android will use Unity, along with applications (or web applications) that you are already familiar with, for example: Chrome, Google Calendar, Google Docs, Thunderbird, Gwibber, VLC, PiTiVi, "Ubuntu Music Player" (looks like Rhythmbox) or Ubuntu Photo Gallery (Shotwell). This is possible because Ubuntu and Android share the same kernel.

Contacts, photos, music, etc., will be available both on the phone and in the desktop interface. All services and data are shared between Ubuntu and Android, so you will have access to telephone contacts, SMS messages and others through the Ubuntu interface.

Ubuntu TV will also be integrated into Ubuntu for Android, so when you connect it to a TV, the Ubuntu desktop interface will not appear, but rather the Ubuntu TV interface.

For more information, you can visit the official website of the project: ubuntu.com/devices/android.

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  1.   Let's use Linux said

    Haha! And the cow ??

  2.   St4rm4n said

    I think it is very, very good ... giving more functionality to your smartphone! Great for Ubuntu ...

  3.   Courage said

    Let's see baby, the one you don't know is you.

    If I use Gmail, it's because I don't migrate the 3 email accounts I have, if not, they would give Google up the ass

  4.   Softfree said

    Well, I am now betting on this line of integration. This is a step forward beyond having your data available in the cloud and shared with all your devices ... your mobile device adapts to any work environment.

    The next batch of quad-core smartphone is more than enough platform for Canonical to squeeze this project out.

    I am surprised that Google does not already have this working on its own 😀


  5.   David Godayol Rock said

    and kubuntu?

  6.   Gon said

    I swear I remembered Kubuntu too !, Wave that they cut the jet to Kubuntu and launch the business version first and now this that paints a heavy weight 🙂

  7.   matychp said

    I want one.. *.*
    I will save whatever it costs me .. xD

    I imagine all the possibilities of having a gnu / linux system, like the Ubuntu distro, on my phone .. *. *, And connecting it to a monitor ..

    Naa, these from Canonical, they have it re clear ..
    Many successes .. 😀

  8.   baloo fish said

    Are we beginning to understand Unity? There were future projects with more weight than so much criticism of Unity ... Either they become competitive and innovative in these markets or they have nothing to do. I think that PCs as we have known them until now have their days numbered.

  9.   Francisco said

    Also here you want to put the unbearable Unity?

  10.   Suarmix said

    OMG! This is perfect is the missing link in the evolution of the PC

  11.   Courage said

    Well, these are points less for me to use Android, and if $ huttlegates sticks its nose in other Google products I see myself migrating email accounts ...

  12.   Courage said

    And it is more unfortunate that you follow the trail of a person to see what he says or does not say about that dear Ubuntu

  13.   Envi said

    Perhaps the days of PCs are numbered ... if true, it might only be for the most consumer sector. I cannot imagine a programmer, a graphic designer or any other profession that requires it to sit in front of a computer that is not a desktop or desktop.

  14.   Envi said

    A question occurs to me: is this merge official or an external job to Android?

  15.   Let's use Linux said

    If the question refers to whether it is a joint work with the people of Google, then no. This only shares the kernel that Android uses with Ubuntu. This allows synchronization between both systems. In other words, it could be done with any other distro.

  16.   Philip Becerra said

    You put the dollar to Shuttleworth, but you use Google products ... who understands you.

  17.   Carlosfg1984 said

    don't use it 😉

  18.   nb said

    It is more regrettable that you spend only from blog to blog talking badly about Ubuntu, damn, you have nothing to do but rant about what you don't like ?!

  19.   Daniel granados said

    but I can install programs on the computer in which I connect it independently of the smartphone or everything that I install will also be on my Android

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