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Tomek Kondrat · Jan 4, 2015

Learn How To Install Ubuntu on Chromebook

Chrome OS is definitely a nice operating system that offers a unique cloud experience. It's becoming more capable and complex with every single release, and Google is pushing hard to make it a true competitor to Windows and Linux distros. While the OS is constantly improving, Ubuntu still seems to be a better choice in terms of software availability and overall user experience when looking at alternative OSes. Google's operating system is installed by default on Chromebooks. These laptops weren't...

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Jimmy McGee · Oct 27, 2014

New LG Octa-core SoC, Ubuntu 14.10 – XDA TV

LG is set to release the Octa-Core "Nuclun" SoC on the LG G3 Screen! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this weekend's news is the announcement of the official release of Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn and be sure the check out the article talking about damping the thermal throttling on the LG G3! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the...

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Tomek Kondrat · Oct 23, 2014

Prepare Your Build Machines: Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn Now Official

Today is an important day for any and all Linux enthusiasts. One of the key distributions, Ubuntu, has been updated to version 14.10. Ubuntu is one of the most user-friendly Linux distros. A very simple installer and easy UI make it one of the commonly selected distribution for users abandoning Windows. With Ubuntu 14.10, only minor changes have been made. The kernel has been updated to 3.16, Xorg to 1.16, Unity to 7.3.1, and LibreOffice, Thunderbird, Rhytmbox and Firefox to...

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Tomek Kondrat · Sep 26, 2014

Learn How to Build Ubuntu Kernels with Comprehensive Guide

Linux is an operating system that many of you folks love and use on daily basis. It's free, powerful, and quite a configurable operating system that can compile Android without much effort. One of the most popular Linux distributions is Ubuntu. Unlike Arch, which is a bleeding-edge distribution, Ubuntu uses tested packages that have been added by maintainers. This type of distribution is called cutting-edge. Ubuntu comes with quite old Linux kernel (3.13), while the newest stable release is 3.16.3....

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jerdog · Aug 8, 2014

Ubuntu Back as Sponsor at xda:devcon ’14

Ubuntu, founded in 2004, has a long heritage as the most popular Linux desktop and cloud platform in the world, but in early 2013 they announced their foray into the mobile platform, followed quickly by their announcement of Ubuntu Touch. While it's been a long road, Ubuntu has committed themselves to delivering on this platform with the plan to create a single, convergent Operating System that works across phones, tablets, TVs, and desktops. We were excited to have them sponsor...

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Tomek Kondrat · Jan 27, 2014

Easily Try Ubuntu on Your Device

If you know a bit about Android, you might have noticed that the OS is built atop the Linux kernel. The most important component in Android is the kernel, which is also a central part of every Unix-like operating systems. The similarities in the overall structure allow running Linux on Android devices, but some changes are necessary. We previously talked about the Ubuntu project by XDA Forum Moderator and Recognized Developer zacthespack, but now it's time to showcase a different...

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Jimmy McGee · Dec 27, 2013

Ubuntu/Android Dual Boot on 4.2+ AOSP, Oppo N1 CyanogenMod Edition Released, Source Available! – XDA Developer TV

You can dual boot Ubuntu and Android on your device with a developer preview release! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement that the official CyanogenMod for the Oppo N1 is available, as are the factory images and source code. AOKP KitKat 4.4.2 nightlies are also available for 10 device! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks...

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Will Verduzco · Dec 23, 2013

Developer Preview Lets You Dual Boot Ubuntu and Android

If you've been wanting to try out Ubuntu on your mobile device but found yourself reluctant to switch to an entirely new ROM, Canonical has a special treat for you. Earlier today, they announced the developer preview of their new dual boot solution, which lets you seamlessly switch between Ubuntu and Android in just a few clicks. Unlike previous solutions that allowed users to switch between Android and Ubuntu, Canonical's new dual boot solution allows users to switch between the...

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Jimmy McGee · Dec 13, 2013

Android 4.4.2 Released, New Chromecast Apps, High End Ubuntu Touch Phones Coming in 2014! – XDA Developer TV

Android 4.4.2 KitKat is now available for the current Google Nexus devices and its source code has been released. That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement that the LG G Pad 8.3 and Sony Z Ultra now have Google Play Edition Devices and the Ubuntu Touch project has announced future devices. That's not all that covered in today's video! Jordan talks...

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Jimmy McGee · Oct 9, 2013

Installing Ubuntu Touch on the 2012 Nexus 7 – XDA Developer TV

Last week, XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan showed us how to work with developing an app in the upcoming Ubuntu Touch OS. Of course, developing an App for a device or operating system is always easier if you have a device to test it on. Luckily, Google released a new version of the Nexus 7, and the market is full of old Nexus 7s you can pick up for cheap. In this video, Jordan shows you how to install Ubuntu Touch on...

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Jimmy McGee · Oct 2, 2013

Ubuntu Touch Development: Working with the XDA Developers App by Michael Hall – XDA Developer TV

In the past, XDA Developer TV has made videos showing you how to build an Android App. We even made videos showing you how to build a Windows Phone app, back when Windows Phone was new and had a chance. At our first Developer conference Ubuntu Staff Member Michael Hall gave a presentation on Ubuntu Touch. On October 17th, Ubuntu Touch will reach version 1.0. This is a big deal. Given the interest in the new mobile operating system XDA Developer...

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Jimmy McGee · Sep 19, 2013

Ubuntu Presentations Talk about Future of Ubuntu on Mobile Devices

Continuing our little jaunt in the presentations we recorded and uploaded for your enjoyment from XDA:DevCon 2013, we present some great footage covering presentations from Ubuntu. As we all know, Ubuntu has been working hard to get Ubuntu on to mobile devices. They even had a failed Indiegogo campaign to make a device. The Indiegogo campaign is referenced in the video because this was recorded while the campaign was still ongoing. The first presentation was from Ubuntu’s own Community Manager...

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jerdog · Aug 19, 2013

XDA:DevCon 2013 – Thanks are in Order

So it's been a week  since XDA:DevCon 13 passed, and I am still blown away by the excitement, energy, and community that flowed out of the event. With top-notch speakers and sponsors giving their all, and a hotel staff that was committed to making sure everything went smoothly, there was hardly a chance for Uncle Murphy (the bad luck icon, not our amazing opening speaker Mark Murphy) to make an appearance. Going into this event I didn't know what to...

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Jimmy McGee · Jun 27, 2013

Developer Evangelist Michael Hall to Teach Ubuntu Touch Development at XDA:DevCon 2013

Android has become the dominant mobile operating system. Many of us love Android, but that doesn’t mean we should ignore any new mobile OSes that may come along. What if we ignored Android when it was first released? In that spirit of support of new ideas, XDA has added forums for other OSes such as Ubuntu Touch, and we are having some discussions about Ubuntu Touch at XDA:DevCon 2013. We already know the Ubuntu Community Manager Jono Bacon will be...

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Jimmy McGee · Jun 17, 2013

Useful NFC Mod for Android, Ubuntu Touch Ports Compilation, More XDA Devcon News! – XDA Developer TV

Community Manager Jono Bacon is scheduled to talk about Ubuntu Unification at XDA:DevCon 2013! That and more are covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is an article about NFC tag actions on your phone and how to find if there is an Ubuntu Touch build for your device. Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer Jayce released a video...

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Jimmy McGee · Jun 15, 2013

Community Manager Jono Bacon to Talk Ubuntu Unification at XDA:DevCon 2013

If you’ve been paying attention to the latest Ubuntu developments, you will know that Canonical is trying to unify the experiences between your different devices---from phones to tablets to computers. We are excited to announce that Ubuntu will be represented at XDA:DevCon 2013 by a well-known man in the open source community, Jono Bacon. If you don’t know, Jono Bacon is a leading community manager, engineering manager, consultant, and author. Working as the Ubuntu Community Manager at Canonical, he leads...

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jerdog · Jun 7, 2013

Ubuntu Engineers to Answer Your Questions about Ubuntu Touch

Here at XDA, we endeavor to work with OEMs and software companies to facilitate win-win situations, where the community at-large is the ultimate benefactor. Sometimes it works, other times it is met with resistance. A few months ago, Ubuntu released Ubuntu Touch to the world, and the response has been electric here on XDA. It seems every week brings someone willing to port a the OS to a new device, and Ubuntu couldn't be happier. Just prior to Ubuntu releasing Touch,...

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Conan Troutman · May 30, 2013

Did You Spot XDA FSM / RD Zacthespack’s App at Google I/O?

For most of us, Google I/O is probably beginning to feel like a distant memory---perhaps less so for those lucky enough to be browsing on your shiny new Chromebook Pixels. We're all aware by now of the big stories from this years conference, but among all that was something that was of great interest to us here on the Portal, which you might not have noticed. One of the sessions put on by Google was titled Voiding Your Warranty: Hacking Glass, the...

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Jimmy McGee · Feb 25, 2013

Root Exploit for Jelly Bean Atrix HD, Porting Ubuntu Touch Just Like CyanogenMod – XDA Developer TV

There was more discussion about Ubuntu Touch this week, and XDA Developer TV Producer and News Corespondent Jordan reviews this and all the other important stories from this week on the XDA Portal. Jordan talks about the Ubuntu Touch Porting Guide from Canonical. Jordan mentions the article talking about porting Ubuntu Touch being similar to porting CyanogenMod. In rooting news, Jordan talks about the root exploit for the Jelly Bean-laden Motorola Atrix HD. Jordan talks about the petition to stop the Sim...

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Jimmy McGee · Feb 22, 2013

Ubuntu Touch Released for Nexus Devices, Xperia Z Rooted, HTC One Benchmarked – XDA Developer TV

The Ubuntu Touch developer preview is available for most current Nexus devices. That story and more are covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Be sure to check out Jordan's Video of Ubuntu Touch on the Nexus 7. Jordan talks about the Sony Xperia Z being rooted and the preliminary benchmarks of the new HTC One. Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer azrienoch...

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