Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 12th Feb 2013 18:27 UTC
Windows "Imagine a phone that could run real Remote Desktop. Real PowerShell. Anything that can run on your desktop PC. Imagine 'phablet' form factors, similar to today's Samsung Galaxy Note 2, which could dock to a desktop setup and utilize an external display, keyboard, mouse, and other peripherals. Imagine a single set of APIs that work everywhere. Imagine that Phone isn't a whole separate platform, but an app. An app that runs on Windows. Real Windows. The Windows Phone team could never make that happen. But the Windows client team? You betcha. Make it happen, Microsoft. It's time to take the phone seriously." I have never agreed with Thurrot as much as I do right now.
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Wait for Ubuntu or try PadPhone
by dragos.pop on Wed 13th Feb 2013 09:18 UTC
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Just dock your phone - android already does this:

1) just look at Asus Pad Phone.
2) Dock any android phone with a dock that supports both HDMI and USB, or at least HDMI + bluetooth mouse and keyboard, all high end android phones support this

And there is Ubuntu for android and Ubuntu Phone - still waiting for actual phones.

Also stock android can be hacked to use ubuntu for ARM (but it is a ugly hack involving VNC).

I don't say that this all works perfect, just that we are closer than ever to your desires, and MS has nothing to do with it.

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