x PhoneArena is looking for new authors! To view all available positions, click here.
  • Options
    Close




Ubuntu coming to smartphones and tablets

0. phoneArena 31 Oct 2011, 05:12 posted on

Ubuntu is certainly the most popular Linux distribution among consumers and with recent versions it has been evolving quickly adopting the new Unity UI while keeping the same solid Linux core…

This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here

posted on 31 Oct 2011, 05:21 1

1. vantenkiest (Posts: 308; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)


I would be very interested in seeing this.. I have ubunto on 2 of my computers. however they are a bit older. I am all up for it..

posted on 31 Oct 2011, 05:52 1

2. mctcm (Posts: 204; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


More competition is better, a lesson that should be learned by apple.

posted on 31 Oct 2011, 07:01

3. iankellogg (Posts: 155; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


I don't have faith in ubuntu anymore. Unity has been utter garbage in terms of usability and only recently is slowly climbing out of the pit it dug itself.

posted on 31 Oct 2011, 09:10 1

4. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


Very good. I hope they will not suffer of lawsuits from who we know

posted on 31 Oct 2011, 14:15

8. Paden (Posts: 262; Member since: 07 Jul 2011)


Correct me if I'm wrong: Apple has never directly sued Google for Android. They have only sued manufacturers.

posted on 31 Oct 2011, 10:34

5. skymitch89 (Posts: 1054; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


I could see Ubuntu moving to tablets and some smartphones so that they can more easily connect to Linux based servers to eliminate the need for monitors. As a major OS on smartphones/tablets/and smart TVs, I don't think that it would be very popular; considering iOS and Android are both based on the Unix kernel.

posted on 31 Oct 2011, 15:18 2

11. shayan (Posts: 146; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


android is linux based.

posted on 31 Oct 2011, 10:55

6. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 466; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)


I'd like to see how that goes, I always liked linux, but who knows how it will go against android(and others) on mobile platforms

posted on 31 Oct 2011, 10:56

7. DigitalMD (Posts: 226; Member since: 17 Feb 2010)


Fragmentation on grand scale, LOL

posted on 31 Oct 2011, 14:16

9. Paden (Posts: 262; Member since: 07 Jul 2011)


I'm excited for this... Time for some Pandaboard tinkering!

posted on 31 Oct 2011, 14:41

10. downphoenix (Posts: 2302; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


I wouldnt mind trying a dual boot of Ubuntu on my PC, anyone know if this is possible without partitioning?

posted on 31 Oct 2011, 15:31

12. Paden (Posts: 262; Member since: 07 Jul 2011)


Maybe VirtualBox... But partitioning is also much more stable.

posted on 31 Oct 2011, 22:09

13. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


partition is the best way to go. live cd/usb are viable but slower options.

posted on 01 Nov 2011, 06:36

14. shayan (Posts: 146; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


you can also use wubi. It installs ubuntu in a virtual hard disk that it creats, but its just like a normal way of installing ubuntu. you have grub for boot loader and ubuntu mount your windows partitions as well.
and the best thing is that wubi comes in all of ubuntu disks.

Want to comment? Please login or register.

Latest stories