Ubuntu, in it’s newest innovations, becomes more friendlier with Android devices. “Ubuntu for Android” a new innovation which has been announced by Mark Shuttleworth in his blog, makes Ubuntu much friendlier with multi core Android phones.
Ubuntu for Android is a phone but also acts as your own portable computer that you can plug in to any monitor to get a fully featured desktop. Mark Shuttleworth states in his post ‘Carry just the phone, and connect it to any monitor to get a full Ubuntu desktop with all the native apps you want, running on the same device at the same time as Android. Magic. Everything important is shared across the desktop and the phone in real time.’
It’s not only a desktop. when you connect your phone to a TV, you won’t get Ubuntu desktop rather Ubuntu TV interface will greet you!
Ubuntu for Android will work on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) or newer and will require the following hardware:
Dual-core 1GHz CPU
Video acceleration: shared kernel driver with associated X driver; Open GL, ES/EGL
torage: 2GB for OS disk image
HDMI: video out with secondary frame buffer device
USB host mode
512 MB RAM
You can find more information regarding this at Ubuntu for Android page in Ubuntu website. So, share the music and carry desktop, TV and much more in your pocket! Your next desktop could be a phone!