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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RE: Battery drain?
by Jesuspower on Wed 22nd Feb 2012 16:00 UTC in reply to "Battery drain?"
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2006-01-28

only while that OS is running though. It would make sense that your android is charging while its plugged into the display keyboard and mouse.

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RE[2]: Battery drain?
by OMRebel on Wed 22nd Feb 2012 21:22 in reply to "RE: Battery drain?"
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2005-11-14

only while that OS is running though. It would make sense that your android is charging while its plugged into the display keyboard and mouse.


Correct me if I misread the article, but it seems Ubuntu is running even without the phone being docked for the display.

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RE[3]: Battery drain?
by ichi on Wed 22nd Feb 2012 21:58 in reply to "RE[2]: Battery drain?"
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2007-03-06

Correct me if I misread the article, but it seems Ubuntu is running even without the phone being docked for the display.


It would make sense if they put Ubuntu in some kind of suspended state until you attach it to the TV.

Then again maybe they don't, but it'd be a waste of resources to keep it running on the background all the time.

Edited 2012-02-22 21:58 UTC

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RE[3]: Battery drain?
by lemur2 on Wed 22nd Feb 2012 22:14 in reply to "RE[2]: Battery drain?"
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2007-02-17

"only while that OS is running though. It would make sense that your android is charging while its plugged into the display keyboard and mouse.


Correct me if I misread the article, but it seems Ubuntu is running even without the phone being docked for the display.
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The Android kernel is running all the time, as is the Dalvik runtime & Android userland. The Ubuntu desktop program (namely, Unity) runs only when the phone is docked and a keyboard, mouse and HDMI display are attached.

Edited 2012-02-22 22:14 UTC

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