Canonical have today announced their new Ubuntu for Android, which is not an application that runs on Android but a fully fledged “Ubuntu for Android”.
The new Ubuntu for Android software runs side-by-side with Android using a shared kernel, allowing you to use Android on the smartphone whilst out and about. But then trigger the Ubuntu to start up once you put your device in to a dock connected to a monitor, keyboard and mouse. Enabling you to use all the features you would expect from a full Ubuntu desktop operating system.
The new Ubuntu for Android has been designed for enterprise users enabling them to lose their laptop and simply carry just one device, in the form of a smartphone. Which would provide them with both systems in one.
Another neat feature within Ubuntu for Android is that is you connect it to a television via HDMI you will not get the Ubuntu desktop, but be presented with the Ubuntu TV interface. Awesome!
The new Ubuntu for Android software is still currently under development and Canonical said they will not be showing the latest edition off at the upcoming Mobile World Congress MWC 2012. But as more information becomes available we will keep you updated.
Source: Tech Crunch
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