Ubuntu for Android

Ubuntu Edge brings the promise of a dual-boot Linux and Android smartphone

Canonical has officially launched an Indiegogo campaign for the Ubuntu Edge smartphone. This handset is still aways off in terms of delivery, however those curious can commit some money and get one of the first units to arrive in the hands of the public. Given the Ubuntu in the name it should go without saying that this handset is running Ubuntu Mobile OS. The interesting bit is that it is also running Android.

Ubuntu Touch stable builds coming by the end of May

Ubuntu Touch on Android has been a slow but steady mystery. Canonical currently offers plenty of pre-release beta or even alpha builds of their software for Android devices like the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7, and others. However, today Canonical's own Rick Spencer promises to have stable "daily-driver" builds of Ubuntu Touch for smartphones by the end of the month.

Pwn Pad: 7-inch pen-testing tablet running Android 4.2 and Ubuntu 12.04

The debate as to how useful a tablet can be in the business world is ongoing, however it looks like Pwnie Express have set out to make the tablet a useful tool in terms of penetration testing. In fact, the company has recently unveiled the Pwn Pad, a 7-inch tablet that they describe as being a "commercial grade penetration testing tablet." Aside from the 7-inch display, this tablet is running Android 4.2 and Ubuntu 12.04 and touting features to include a OSS-Based Pentester Toolkit and Long Range Wireless Packet Injection.

Canonical unveils Ubuntu for tablets

Canonical began teasing a tablet yesterday. The teaser arrived in the form of a countdown timer with the words "tick, tock, tablet time." And well, that timer has since finished and it looks like Canonical has introduced Ubuntu for tablets. There is nothing to download just yet, however they have said that a developer preview would be available beginning on February 21.

Ubuntu teasing something tablet related

We are already expecting Canonical to release the Developer Preview of Ubuntu for smartphones on February 21. But it is now looking like that will not be the only announcement they plan to make this week. A new countdown timer has appeared on the Ubuntu site and it is set to expire tomorrow morning. Coincidentally, the Ubuntu countdown timer is set to expire at the same time as the HTC timer.

Get a taste of Ubuntu Phone OS early with Ubuntu Phone Experience

The developers from Ubuntu have been busy lately building an all new Ubuntu Phone OS that aims to take Android and other smartphones to a new level. Their entire UI is completely different full of gesture-based on screen actions. We've covered it plenty in the past and even got some hands-on time with their new OS. For those that don't want to wait, read on for more details on this new 3rd party app mimicking the OS.

Ubuntu for smartphones coming in October with developer access in February

We spent a bit of hands-on time with Ubuntu for smartphones during CES. If you remember back, this is the mobile version of Ubuntu and it has been demonstrated running on the Galaxy Nexus. It looks like a bit of good news has arrived though, talk of availability. Except, as we often see with smartphone releases, this one is looking like it will initially only be available in limited markets.

Canonical introduces Ubuntu for smartphones

While this isn't the first time we've seen Android and Ubuntu play nice together, this does mark a new era for the platform. Today software maker Canonical announced Ubuntu for phones, which aims to make superphones also be a full PC. They've already crammed Android and Ubuntu together for dock webtop like features, but this is their full-fledged OS.
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