Google Nexus 7 Packing Ubuntu

Google’s flag of Android tablet is set as the Google Nexus 7. However, the Nexus 7 has a bootloader which can be unlocked. Also, it has a powerful 1.2 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, and 1 GB of RAM. Comforting words, it has the perfect capacity to run other operating systems.

The folks at the Canonical which seem to use Google’s tablet as a reference platform for Ubuntu tablets is really not as astonishing as it may sound. The Canonical founder, Mark Shuttleworth, is currently at a suggestion that innovaters should bring Nexus 7 tablets to the Ubuntu Developer Summit in Copenhagen commencing on the 29th of October.

Victor Palau, Ubuntu developer, showcaed Ubuntu on the 7-inch tablet manifested through a video as posted which is not the first time from Ubuntu or another Linux distribution running on an ARM-based tablet. Also there were unofficial endeavors to harbor Ubuntu to the Nexus 7.

Clarity as to the approach of the Canonical is not evident but it is taking to having Ubuntu packed up with and to run on the Nexus 7. However, this is the first time that the company will be taking such an active approach in docking their program to run on an off-the-shelf device.


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Written by: Björn A.