Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Some models only or all models?

share|improve this question
up vote 5 down vote accepted

As said, it's seen like an USB drive by Ubuntu, but the system is designed to sync over the net. Most of the stuff don't need a computer, for example my contacts and phone numbers sync with my gmail and facebook account. Pics with picassa, Files with Dropbox, task with Remember the Milk, etc...

I really only attach it to a computer to make backups when I do system updates (I own a HTC Magic with the latest Cyanogenmod RC). All the other syncing is done magically over the net.

share|improve this answer
I still think syncing my playlist with Rythmbox is very usefull... – Little Jawa Aug 5 '10 at 14:45
and shotwell photo manager does a nice job too for syncing pictures. – Akronix Jun 11 '14 at 17:32

I only tested with one model (Motorola Milestone, called "Droid" in the US). But as far as I know, this is true for every android phone.

It actually syncs very well. It is seen as a USB drive by the system, but Ubuntu finds it has pictures and music on it, and then you can access it through Rythmbox and F-Spot, and synchronize your music and photos with it very easily.

share|improve this answer

Android phones aren't like iPhones. They don't require a client running on your computer to sync, instead they tend to sync with online services over the air (via wifi or cell network).

Having said that, there is a Dropbox client for Android that will sync your files without requiring you to plug your phone in.

share|improve this answer

Syncing over the net with google services is much more useful that by cabel. You can sync you calendar, contacts, tasks and much more with Ubuntu, Thunderbird and other apps.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.