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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RE[2]: Comment by twitterfire
by twitterfire on Sat 16th Feb 2013 15:31 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by twitterfire"
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What specific standards are you talking about? Android is open and pretty portable since it runs on a couple of different ARM architectures, MIPS and x86.

I have seen people porting Android to N900 phones but no one ported Maemo over to Nexus or other Android devices.

And you can use Vim on android too: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.momodalo.app.vimto... .

That comment about ssh -X was a joke, who in their right mind wants a monster like Xwindows on a phone? They really should wait for Wayland. Even Gnome/Unity with gtk+ for framebuffer would be better.

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