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Feb
21

Ubuntu for Android announced, first pictures inside

by Rob Zwetsloot

Canonical reveals Ubuntu OS that launches on Android ahead of its debut at MWC

Today it was announced that Ubuntu will be coming to Android, known at the moment as Ubuntu for Android. Rather than their own phone OS, Canonical plan to release a modified version of Ubuntu that will be able to run on top of Android.

In a press release, Canonical explains how Ubuntu for Android will be optimized as a docked OS, launching when a keyboard and a display are connected to the Android device. In this mode, all the data and applications will be available to the user, allowing them to answer messages, look up contact info, and access and save documents.

There is no release date attached to Ubuntu for Android at the moment, however it will be on display at MWC next week in Barcelona.

A representative told Linux User & Developer that there are currently no plans to release Ubuntu for Android on the Android Marketplace, but that they are in talks with phone manufacturers to include it with specific devices.

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