Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 3rd Aug 2012 00:41 UTC, submitted by henderson101
OSNews, Generic OSes "Naren has been working on a port of Android 4.0 to Raspberry Pi, and as you can see from the screenshots and video below, he's been making great progress. Hardware-accelerated graphics and video have been up and running smoothly for some time; AudioFlinger support is the only major missing piece at the moment." Not sure how useful it is, but still pretty cool.
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I have always been intrigued about getting the full Linux desktop to run on Android (so you get the best of both worlds on an Android tablet device just by adding a proper keyboard and mouse)

Reading the post they say they are working to use the same kernel for both Android and the Linux desktop. The next step would be for both systems to use same graphics stack. So for example would it be possible to port xfce to Android and finally get rid of X completely. I know there is work underway to replace the outdated X windows with something more modern and efficient -- could that replacement be the Android graphics stack?

Why, I can hear you all asking -- well wouldn't it be great to have the best of both worlds on _one_ device? Why carry a laptop and a tablet when everything could run on one device. Imagine plugging your phone into an HDMI screen, attaching a proper keyboard and mouse and then starting the Linux desktop.

You've basically asked for Wayland [yes, Wayland runs on Android too], then asked for something like Ubuntu For Android. Seriously you neeed to read some news bro, these things are happening now.

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