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I always wondered if I could use Ubuntu on my android devices and now finally it is possible, great. As it is human wants, now I want to know if it's possible to install the Ubuntu on Nokia Lumia devices, like Nokia 710. The devices come with Windows OS....

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marked as duplicate by James Henstridge, LiveWireBT, BuZZ-dEE, mikewhatever, Eric Carvalho Jan 28 '14 at 22:37

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I'll also note that supporting hardware that comes with Windows Phone is somewhat more difficult, since we've been piggybacking on Android's hardware enablement work for the currently supported devices: we wouldn't have that head start on WP devices. – James Henstridge Jan 28 '14 at 4:07

For installing any OS on a mobile/PC, you need to know what are the hardware devices(like processor, RAM, Flash/memory, etc) connected on the HW platform. Then System software engineers can write the drivers for the given hardware platform (drivers which are not present).

Nokia710 mobile ported with Windows OS, as they(Nokia) know what are the devices connected on Nokia710. So they have written device drivers for their platform and ported Windows.

Ubuntu or Android OS cannot be ported on Nokia710, as these OS not aware of the hardware platform. But if somebody knows about the hardware details of a mobile, they can port any open source OS(Ubuntu/Android) on given platform by writing/including drivers for the same hardware.

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