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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Nobody really wants to use a mobile touch application on a large pointer-based terminal. Users are better served by applications and shells suited to the terminal in use, sharing a synchronized distributed store of data and state.

Ubuntu One is nearer to an effective convergence architecture for heterogeneous client devices.

With appropriate design patterns, many kinds of applications can factor out common data and logic layers while offering alternative interface layers for different device classes. But we're still taking about multiple representations of common resources.

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