A Quick Look at Ubuntu for Android at MWC – XDA TV
Undoubtedly the vast majority of us are excited about the prospect of running Ubuntu on our handsets. In fact, we’ve covered several methods for users to get a mobile taste of the popular Linux distribution in the past. However, none of these are as simple or powerful as what Canonical wishes to accomplish.
Running atop the same kernel, and side by side with the Android operating system, the integration possibilities are enticing. Join us in this XDA TV episode as James Bricknell inquires about the nitty gritty regarding what Canonical is calling the “killer app for multi-core phones in 2012.”
This video, and the rest of our XDA TV coverage of Mobile World Congress 2012, can be found on our YouTube channel! Those wishing to learn more about Ubuntu’s mobile plans can visit their wesite.
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