Ubuntu for Android Announced
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Canonical announced a project for Ubuntu Android . The aim of the project – launched a full-fledged desktop from Ubuntu to Android-smartphone with a docking station.
According to Canonical, mobile devices have sufficient resources to run full desktop applications. Therefore, a more impractical to carry around (eg from home to work) heavy laptop – enough to take your phone and connect it to the dock and get a full-fledged workstation.
Ubuntu for Android OS can run on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) or higher. Ubuntu and Android uses a single core (kernel). When the smartphone is connected to a docking station, Ubuntu OS starts and runs in parallel with Android. This allows the use of desktop and mobile applications simultaneously. (For example, to work in an office full package and receive incoming calls). In this case, the module is used Convergence API, which allows you to integrate the mobile and desktop applications (such as synchronized address book, photos, calendars and notifications). When the smart phone is disconnected from the docking station, all the resources of the device returned to Android.