UBUNTU Posts on XDA

Ubuntu Touch Now Available

Recently we mentioned that Canonical would be releasing their mobile device operating system, Ubuntu Touch. Well, true to their word, and unlike some other releases from other companies, it is live today. If you have a Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, Nexus 7, or Nexus 10 and an Ubuntu desktop you can experience Ubuntu’s mobile offering. The...

Ubuntu for Phones Release Imminent; Ubuntu for Tablets Announced

At the beginning of this year, Canonical announced that it was making an alternative mobile device operating system, called Ubuntu for Phones. With its lack of need for hardware buttons and use of screen sides as hot zones to initiate gesture commands, the underlying UI concept was vastly different from Android. On the 15th of February,...

Canonical Announces Ubuntu for Phones, Coming Soon to Galaxy Nexus

If you visited the Ubuntu home page early this morning, you couldn't have missed the countdown timer that promised something, "So close, you can almost touch it." Most assumed it to be about a fully touch-optimized UI for the next version of the popular Linux distribution, but it turned out to be something even more significant....

Native Ubuntu on ASUS Transformer TF700 Getting Improvements

When it comes to running Linux on Android devices, the simplest method is by using chroot. It basically allows users to run Linux in a virtual box of sorts over top of Android. However, some developers have begun experimenting with replacing Android altogether. Great strides have been made in doing so on the ASUS Transformer...

Clockwork Mod on RAZR i, Ubuntu on Nexus 7 News – XDA Developer TV

On location in Kansas, your friend Jordan is here to update you on the exciting Android news from XDA. Jordan mentions the first custom ROM for the HTC One X+. Jordan also talks about the release of Safestrap for Kindle Fire HD, which Brings recovery to the device. In Ubuntu news, Jordan mentions the release of a...

Ubuntu Nexus 7 Desktop Installer Available

The wonder of being part of a community like XDA is that it doesn't take long before someone catches an inspiration and starts finding ways to put different flavors of an OS on their device---or even a different OS entirely. One need only look at the HTC HD2 to find the perfect example of that...

Right-Click Android Tools for Ubuntu

It's no secret that Android is a Linux-based operating system. It stands to reason that ADB and the other Android SDK tools just feel more at home running on Linux. Many developers, ROM cooks and power users choose Ubuntu to run these tools because of its ease of use and low learning curve. If you are...

This Week in Development: Samsung Galaxy S III & XDA – XDA TV

Today on This Week in Development, Jordan talks about articles on the XDA Portal---surprising I know. Jordan talks about XDA Elite Recognized Developer, XDA New Writer, XDA TV Producer, and all around awesome guy AdamOutler's write up about Nvidia and closed hardware. Also covered is how to use Init.d with any phone. Jordan reminds you to...

Load Ubuntu and Backtrack on the Galaxy S III

Having an Android device does not necessarily mean that device can only run Android. As with the various devices can run Linux to some extent, it is always good when a new option is given to users. Using a desktop OS on an Android phone can bring a lot of features that Android can't provide....

Load Ubuntu 11.10 on the Archos Gen8

Installing a Linux Distro on an Android device is always an interesting prospect. The idea of having an operating system like Linux, which is meant for real computers but can be run on practically everything, brings even more functionality to a device than it had with just the stock software. Its small footprint and low...

Install Ubuntu on the Droid 4

One of the most impressive things you can do with an Android device is loading an entirely different operating system. Being able to run something like Windows or Linux on a device not only looks cool, but can even bring some fun new features and functionality. Motorola Droid 4 owners now have the option to install some Ubuntu...

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...