Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd Feb 2012 14:44 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Take this as a sign of things to come in the land of convergence. Yesterday, Ubuntu announced Ubuntu for Android. This new product basically allows you to run the entire Ubuntu Linux distribution on your Android smartphone connected to an external display and keyboard and mouse.
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Looks good
by siki_miki on Thu 23rd Feb 2012 20:11 UTC
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Concept is fine. Plug a HDMI cable, USB peripherals and use phone as a PC, with a desktop OS. Such devices are going to have a wide use, and replace PC's in some cases.

Technically, do they run Xorg on top of GLES, with acceleration? That would be something similar to Xgl.

It's hard to get this right and create a smooth functioning. For example, X apps can't survive if X server is killed (when it's undocked). Maybe solution is to suspend them together with the X process (but this consumes RAM, or flash in the worst case). Also a question is if Android apps can survive, even migrate to Ubuntu Window and back on (un)docking.

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