|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.