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Did I miss something? We dont have this tight type of integration through maemo do we?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=gUXUjjg9qQ0

Seems pretty seamless and fast
 

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Nope, we don't...

I'm still very pro n900, but as amazing as easy debiian is, the fact is it's only barely acceptable, speedwise...

What i do hope though, is that the ubuntu side of things is not restricted to only working whilst docked..
 
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Originally Posted by Tedri Mark View Post
Nope, we don't...

I'm still very pro n900, but as amazing as easy debiian is, the fact is it's only barely acceptable, speedwise...

What i do hope though, is that the ubuntu side of things is not restricted to only working whilst docked..
Once we have X for Android I don't think things will work only with dock. In the meantime don't think VNC is so bad on Localhost. On modern multicore devices it's quick enough for non-video tasks.
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Duh.. N900 is an ancient device. And Ubuntu is targetting Android, not Maemo. Nowhere did they say this will work on older Android devices. Even if N900 was running Android, it would simply be amond the non-supported ones. To quote:

While mid-range phones can deliver a perfect Android experience, it takes high-end horsepower to drive a phone and a desktop at the same time. Newer multi-core processors are up to the job, and Ubuntu is the killer app for that hot hardware. Its the must-have feature for late-2012 high-end Android phones.
If you feel you need this, Androids are getting quite cheap these days.

I don't need this 'feature', so I'll stick with my beloved N900. I'm booting Debian Wheezy on it. I don't see the need for anything else.
 
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Originally Posted by qhubekela View Post
Duh.. N900 is an ancient device. And Ubuntu is targetting Android, not Maemo. Nowhere did they say this will work on older Android devices. Even if N900 was running Android, it would simply be amond the non-supported ones. To quote:



If you feel you need this, Androids are getting quite cheap these days.

I don't need this 'feature', so I'll stick with my beloved N900. I'm booting Debian Wheezy on it. I don't see the need for anything else.
I think you misunderstood - I wasn't excited because i thought it would be possible to run it via nitdroid, i just thought it sounded pretty cool, you know? Like a mini linux laptop that can fit in your pocket, kind of like those old nokias you used to be able to get... Nokia N something or other...

I'm wondering how much of the Android resource hunger will be present, or whether that could be done away with, or at least some sort of minimal configuration to give ubuntu as much as possible...
 
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Its just a protocol that integrates Ubuntu and Android.
As far as the video goes, Ubuntu is not running on the phone or Android...but the features from the phone are supported within Ubuntu.

If you want native Linux, besides N900, N950, N9 (cringe), Spark-tablet...you can try native Ubuntu on the tablet:
http://www.xda-developers.com/androi...n-hp-touchpad/

BTW it is native port, not a castrated chroot hack
 
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Originally Posted by Kangal View Post
Its just a protocol that integrates Ubuntu and Android.
As far as the video goes, Ubuntu is not running on the phone or Android...but the features from the phone are supported within Ubuntu.
This is what I thought when I first saw this and I thought cool this will be hacked soon enough and ported to maemo but after further reading I dont be believe this is the case.

This is not an Ubuntu app running atop Android, nor it is an Ubuntu device running an Android emulator. Rather, Ubuntu for Android is a full Ubuntu desktop running side-by-side with Android on the same phone.
http://www.instantfundas.com/2012/02...our-phone.html

Ubuntu for Android provides a full desktop experience, including office software, web browsing, email and media applications, on Android phones docked to a screen and keyboard.
http://www.ubuntu.com/devices/androi...ures-and-specs

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=eDMrvqeQp08
Well, I think it could be great if it can actually be used WITHOUT the docking, which I think would basically be something like easyDebian (EasyUbuntu) on Android... AND I don't like GNOME nor Unity, so I would like to see Plasma Active or something like that as a kind of optional setting...
This Ubuntu on a Galaxy Note... Interesting... Will this actually come true someday?
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Taken from http://webmink.com/2012/06/20/help-t...medium=twitter:

Want to get hands-on with Ubuntu for Android? I heard recently from Richard Collins at Canonical that he would like some help with user testing Ubuntu for Android. He tells me they are looking for some folk in or around London who would be willing to visit them in Southwark and help them with end-user testing.

They are looking for business people comfortable with technology, rather than for developers. Previous exposure to Ubuntu would be useful but is not essential. It will take a few hours in central London and they will provide a pleasing thank-you gift. Contact him
<richard.collins@canonical.com> if youd like to volunteer.
 
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