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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...

Closer to Perfection–Ubuntu 11.10 Running Natively on HP Touchpad

Ubuntu and the infamous HP Touchpad.  For those of you around the HPT scene, you know that this is likely a comparable device to the HD2 in terms of flexibility. The device runs WebOS natively, Android (all the way to ICS thanks to the good people at the Cyanogen team), and as of October of...

Load Ubuntu on Your Android Device With Ease

As we are all aware, Android relies on the Linux kernel for its core services and to act as an abstraction layer between hardware drivers and the rest of the software stack. However, some of us aren't content until we have a full Gnome interface and a cache of staple apps suck as Firefox, Thunderbird,...

Install Ubuntu on ASUS Transformer Prime

Being a tablet, it makes a lot more sense to run Ubuntu on the ASUS Tranformer Prime than on a smartphone. Of course, that hasn't stopped people from porting the popular Linux distro to the HTC Desire, for example, and for the old Windows Mobile devices, getting Ubuntu to work was a stepping stone for...

Firekit LiveUSB Repair Kit for Kindle Fire

Sometimes, Windows just doesn't cut it. Many developers use some distro of Linux for most of their work and, while better off than most Mac users, Windows has the capacity to cause mammoth headaches. This is especially true for some Amazon Kindle Fire owners, who've reported having trouble with ADB and Fastboot drivers on Windows. To rescue...

HTC Desire Users Can Test An App That Installs Ubuntu

HTC Desire users are among the latest who can have that Ubuntu goodness on their phones. XDA Senior Member zacthespack has been developing an app that runs a user through installing Ubuntu on their Android devices, most recently the HTC Desire. The app is pretty cool. Basically, a user downloads an Ubuntu image and the app will...

LG Optimus 2X Can Now Boot Ubuntu

It's always a little exciting when a developer gets Linux working on a phone. It's a development on Android phones that are a little underrated in terms of pure awesomeness. Enter XDA Member ergoen who has gotten Linux, namely Ubuntu, booting on the LG Optimus 2X. Now, we must warn you that this is highly unstable...

XDA Phone Review: HTC HD2 (Windows Mobile – Android – Windows Phone 7)

After the introduction of the XDA Phone Review, we asked you which phone we should review first. Not really surprisingly, the amount requests for an HTC HD2 review were huge. So, the choice was made to review the HD2, covering all three major OS's that are available for this phone. We'll compare the HD2 to other...