This is going to be awesome! I am looking forward to it!
Originally posted on HTTP://WWW.NICHOLASMOORE.NET :
“Now multi-core Android phones can be PCs too. Ubuntu for Android enables high-end Android handsets to run Ubuntu, the world’s favorite free PC desktop operating system. So users get the Android they know on the move, but when they connect their phone to a monitor, mouse and keyboard, it becomes a PC.” -canonical
Ubuntu, my favorite operating system, may have just gotten better! Are you like me and get tired of carrying around multiple devices? Ubuntu for Android might be right for you in the future. What is Ubuntu for Android? What isn’t it? It is not an Ubuntu app running on Android. It is not an Ubuntu only device. Rather, Ubuntu for Android is the full Ubuntu desktop running side by side of Android on a shared kernel. The phone will function exactly as a smart phone. However, once the device is docked to a dock with a keyboard and mouse, the experience transforms to the full Ubuntu desktop. This could allow you to ditch all the extra devices consolidating them into one. Also, when the device is connected with an HDMI connection the inference displayed on the TV will switch to the new Ubuntu TV interface.
What’s really great about this device is all documents and the address book are shared among Ubuntu and Android. There is no need to duplicate information. This would be great for both home and business users. Both ARM and x86 hardware are supported. An official public release date has not been released.