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UBports GSI brings Ubuntu Touch to any Project Treble-supported Android device

The ability to boot an AOSP Generic System Image (GSI) on a compatible Android device is one of the best outcomes of Project Treble, but a similar achievement has yet to be made in the domain of generic kernel development. Google does mandate a minimum Linux kernel version requirement with each new release of Android,...

Lenovo’s P-series ThinkPads and ThinkStation PCs are getting Linux options

Earlier this year in January, Dell unveiled the 2020 refresh for its XPS series of laptops. As part of the lineup, Dell released the XPS 13 2020 with 10th Gen Intel Ice Lake chips. Along with the regular Windows-based variants of the notebook, Dell also released a Ubuntu-based Developer Edition of the XPS 13 2020...

Developer ports Ubuntu Touch to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7

There was a time when you could slap any operating system on the mythical HTC HD2, be it Android, Ubuntu, or even Windows RT. The Samsung Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II are gradually taking up that mantle, as it is possible to install regular GNU/Linux distributions on them with very little effort. While...

Linux on Samsung DeX is finally coming to the Galaxy Note 9 and Tab S4

Samsung's DeX feature is an innovative approach to bridging the gap between mobile and desktop. DeX allows you to hook up your phone to a display and enable a special desktop mode complete with apps and an interface optimized for a larger screen. The Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy Note 8, and Galaxy S9 all need...

[Update: Video] Samsung Brings Full Linux Distribution Support to DeX with “Linux for Galaxy”

At the 2017 Samsung Developer Conference, Samsung made a lot of important announcements. The company announced Bixby 2.0 with smart home and third-party developer support and announced a partnership with Google to bring ARCore on some Samsung Galaxy smartphones. However, the announcements don't end there. Samsung also unveiled updated to Samsung DeX with the addition of...

Ubuntu 17.10 Brings Back GNOME Desktop Environment

Ubuntu is one of the most popular Debian-based Linux distributions, and it's undergone a lot of changes. Most recently, Canonical, the developer collective behind Ubuntu, switched from the GNOME desktop environment to an in-house alternative called Unity. But the most recent version of Ubuntu, 17.10, brings back GNOME 3.26. With GNOME comes GDM (GNOME Display Manager), a...

Canonical Publishes Ubuntu in the Windows Store

Microsoft and Linux hasn't always had the best relationship throughout the years. However, a new direction for the company in part thanks to its current CEO has been both surprising and beneficial to Windows and Linux fans alike. Back at Build 2017 in May of this year, Microsoft announced that they would allow Windows 10...

Ubuntu Ends Investment in Unity8, the Phone and Convergence Shell

It is a sad day for users who looked forward to mobile OS options beyond iOS and Android, as Ubuntu has announced that they will end their investment in Unity8, the phone and convergence shell. This is the end of work on bringing Ubuntu to smartphones as a viable mobile OS. Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of...

You Asked, We Answer – AOSP Build Times on AMD Processors

A few months ago I kicked off a series of articles aimed at examining what affects build times when building an Android ROM from open source options such as CyanogenMod or OMNIRom. You showed us you were very interested and then did something else -- started to ask questions. Does Intel or AMD make a difference?...

Microsoft Build 2016 Announcements Making Way To The Public

During Build 2016, Microsoft announced the Anniversary Update for Windows 10 along with several new attractive features. Now that the preview update (14316) has been released on the Insider fast track additional tools are making their way out to the public we can get a look at some of these new features. Most important to many of our...

Ubuntu Unity 8 & Convergence Demo at MWC 2016

While the initial excitement of all the new releases is starting to die down, there is still a lot to see at MWC 2016. We’ve already showed you the LG G5, Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, the LG G5 app drawer, the Huawei MateBook and the Sony Xperia X line. XDA TV Host TK...

Ubuntu to Show Off Community Ports on OnePlus One & Sony Xperia Z1 at MWC 2016

Ubuntu has given us another reason to look forward to the Mobile World Congress 2016. The team at Canonical have announced the arrival of two new Ubuntu phone ports community ports, namely for the Sony Xperia Z1 and the OnePlus One. If you’re the lucky owner of a Sony Xperia Z1  you will soon be able...