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I'm very excited about Ubuntu being able to run trhough an Android smartphone just by connecting it to a monitor, a keyboard and a mouse. Now I'm wondering if there is a way to test it? Are there any daily-builds of it? Alpha package?

If you don't know what Ubuntu for Android is take a look at it's page.

Other things I'm unsure about Ubuntu for Android is:

  • Will it work for tablets too?
  • Does it require a dual-core smartphone?
  • Do you necessarily need a Dock?
  • Is there a release date for the first version of it?

I've looked for some info in Ubuntu for Android LaunchPad page, but I didn't find anything useful.

In This Page Canonical lets you to leave your contact if you are interest in Ubuntu for Android.

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Ubuntu is about to anounce a new product (we don't know what yet; see here for the countdown). It could very well be Ubuntu for Android. So just hold tight and you might be able to try it out in less than two days. –  Glutanimate Jan 1 '13 at 0:40
    
I would like if it is Ubuntu for Android, but I would love if it is a entirely new product, I always love new things ^^ –  Rodrigo Martins Jan 1 '13 at 0:55
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Not currently, it is for OEMs to install on their devices, not for the consumer. When it is released, it shall be hacked on to these old devices.

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What a petty, I was hopping there existed a way do get Ubuntu for Android, thanks. –  Rodrigo Martins Dec 31 '12 at 23:12
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The only supported device at the moment is the Nexus 7 tablet, no smartphone.

Install instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Nexus7/Installation

More info: http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2012/10/ubuntu-installer-for-nexus-7-tablet-made-available-for-devs http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1957561

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This is not the Ubuntu for Android he meant. –  saleemrashid1 Dec 31 '12 at 22:04
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Totally different thing. –  Uri Herrera Dec 31 '12 at 22:08
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