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Ubuntu running on the Galaxy Tab

Geeks like to mod. We all know this to be true. We dual boot and change things to make them our own, warranty be damned. If you are the modding sort of geek staring at a shiny new Galaxy Tab wondering what to do, here you go.

Nexus One gets Ubuntu install [Video]

The Nexus One may be the first to get new releases of Android 2.x, but it's also one of the first to get a usable install of Ubuntu.  NexusOneHacks have a massively comprehensive tutorial showing how to get the usually desktop-bound OS onto the 1GHz smartphone. Usefully, the Ubuntu install doesn't wipe the original Android OS, but lives alongside it: the Ubuntu terminal runs in the background, while the Ubuntu X11 GUI runs as an app under Android's VNC client.  If you're currently asking "why would I want to do this?" then you should probably stick to what's on offer in the Android Market, but if you've ever wanted a portable Ubuntu test server then here's your chance.  A tutorial suited to the HTC EVO 4G is also promised. [youtube xN4c61ETCWg] [via BRG]

SmartDevices SmartQ V5 and V7 getting Android 2.1 update

Everyone is getting some Android 2.1 love these days. The SmartQ V5 and V7 MIDs from SmartDevices will receive an update to Android 2.1. This updated will bring live wallpapers, 3D acceleration, a new UI and improved Bluetooth capabilities. The only thing missing will be multi-touch, their resistive screens is the reason for the omission of this feature.
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