Ubuntu Linux To Hit Android Tablets This 2012
Canonical is releasing a new version of Ubuntu for devices specifically tablets and smartphones running the Android platform sometime this year. The same company is also responsible for creating for desktop users an Ubuntu version of Linux.
This time, the Ubuntu version for Android offers the experience of using the interface of a desktop computer on mobile devices. This technology is similar to Motorola’s webtop feature that comes with its smartphones.
The Ubuntu for Android’s desktop environment includes apps for media, email, a calendar and access to the device’s phonebook. Users may answer and place calls while in this setup. The sending and receiving of SMS messages are also permitted.
There is also a seamless transfer from Android to Ubuntu in web browsing so users may resume browsing in this software when the device is undocked.
Ubuntu for Android runs on devices with at least Android 2.3 Gingerbread and a multi-core CPU. A docking capability with HDMI and USB is also required.
There is no word as to when exactly Canonical will be releasing Ubuntu for Android, but it seems that when it does, it will not be available on the Android Market.
This software is expected to be previewed in next week’s Mobile World Congress in Spain.