Here on XDA TV we have a series we like to call Must Have Apps. These are apps that we think are so great and useful that you must have them. We’ve given this title to such programs as Pushbullet, Light Flow, Helium, the AROMA File Manager, ROM Toolbox and Pocket Casts. But today we have an app that surpasses them all. Former XDA TV Producer Adam Outler offers up a must have application. In this video, XDA TV Producer...
Set up Ubuntu Inside VirtualBox
The recently launched Application Development Forums are off to a great start, with people posting a wealth of information and tutorials covering everything from advanced topics such as developing apps in C# instead of Java to information for those who are perhaps just getting started. One such guide comes courtesy of XDA Senior Member Thatgrass. It shows you how to set up Ubuntu using VirtualBox.
VirtualBox, in case you aren’t already aware, is pretty much exactly what the name suggests. It is a virtual machine that effectively acts as a computer within a computer, allowing you to run another OS of your choice without leaving Windows, OSX, or the Linux-based OS that you use by default. This allows you to set up a development environment without dual booting or replacing your current operating system. The tutorial is still a work in progress, and it will eventually cover building Android from source and setting up an app development environment.
Everything you need to know to get a working installation of Ubuntu up and running via VirtualBox is outlined within the thread. The instructions are accompanied by easy-to-follow screenshots that will have you up and running in no time at all. It’s worth mentioning that if you’re planning to build from source using a VirtualBox, you’ll want to start with a reasonably well powered machine, as one of the downsides is that this new OS is will of course have to share both RAM and disk space with the existing OS. In the case of RAM, you can expect your current amount to be effectively halved and building from source will require a sizeable chunk of your hard drive.
Check out the tutorial thread for more information.
Want something on the XDA Portal? Send us a tip!
OnePlus has been teasing a new product for a while now, hailing it as a game-changer which isn't a tablet or a smartwatch. While speculations were rife about what this game-changing device could be, the company did confirm that the product was indeed a drone in their recent AMA. A tweet and vine from OnePlus shed some more light on this product, which was confirmed to be named as DR-1 (dr-one, get it?) and was to reach stores "next month". In a...
With XDA being a community of Android enthusiasts, it is not uncommon to see lots of bashing on Apple's iPhone here. There are different reasons for the hate, but we'd like to hear your number one reason for not going with the iPhone. Let us know your thoughts below!