Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 15th Feb 2013 18:53 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "Images and open source code for the Touch Developer Preview of Ubuntu will be published on Thursday 21st February, supporting the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 4 smartphones. They are intended for enthusiasts and developers, to familiarise themselves with Ubuntu's smartphone experience and develop applications on spare handsets. Tools that manage the flashing of the phone will be available on the same day in the Ubuntu archives, making it easy to keep a device up to date with the latest version of the Touch Developer Preview." Cool. Too bad it's only for Nexus phones, and not for more popular ones.
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by twitterfire on Sat 16th Feb 2013 13:48 UTC
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The only time I wanted to install a "classic" linux distro on my phone was more than 1 year ago when I wanted to use aircrack-ng but most wifi drivers on android phones couldn't be put in monitor mode. Since then, drivers were patched and I can happily use aircrack and reaver to wrestle with wifi networks.

There's tons of useful apps in the playstore which enable you to have a good phone or tablet experience. Many of them are better than any desktop Linux counterpart. I can't see any incentive right now to install Ubuntu on a phone apart from a nerd impulse.

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