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What is the status of Ubuntu Mobile? Is the project expected to reinitiate in coming years? [duplicate]

With android and Google Play becoming so popular, it would be great to have Ubuntu on mobile devices again. Some archaic references: ...
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Downsize video for use on Android phone

I've got some 1080p movies on my Ubuntu system, which I'd like to trasfer to my Android phone for when I'm in a situation where I have nothing to do (like an absent teacher at school). My phone screen ...
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Why isn't my Android Emulator booting? [closed]

root@saun-Vostro-3500:/home/saun/Downloads/android-sdk-linux/platform-tools# emulator-arm -avd sampy -partition-size 128 -no-snapshot-load -verbose -cpu-delay 0 -no-boot-anim -debug all -show-kernel ...
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Image won't download in ubuntu one files for android v1.2.3

I did the following: drop an image in my Ubuntu One folder on linux, wait for it to sync, refresh my Ubuntu One Files app on my Android phone, see the image file in the listing. Tap the image file ...
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Transfering files from my HTC to my laptop fails via Bluetooth, Why?

I am trying to send some files from my HTC to my laptop having ubuntu 12.04 through a bluetooth; but while trying to send files i see the following error on my htc device:- This transfer is ...
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How can I prevent Android emulator from crashing my laptop?

I have tried experimenting with a few variables (starting from within/outside Eclipse, different SDK versions, different screen resolutions) and can't find a consistent reason that the Android ...
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Automatic Android video backup on Ubuntu One

How do I get my Android videos to backup automatically? Pictures work great, but I have to do the videos manually.
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Stuck with “Launching new emulator”

I'm a windows user and I decided to use ubuntu 12.04 for developing android apps I googled instruction for installing sdk and jdk.. i follow every steps.. and i've create a test application "Hello ...
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How to Connect & Share your Internet Connection (Wired & Wireless)

I have Ubuntu 12.04 on a HP 430 notebook and this has a single wired internet connection and I would like to share this with a LG Optimus One with Android 2.3.3. I followed these instructions and ...
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Best software for local Contact/Calendar sync to Android?

After 4 years on mac, I am switching back to Ubuntu. For OSX and for Windows there are tons of apps that sync your Contacts/Calendar to Android "cloud-less" over USB or Bluetooth like SyncMate, ...
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Setting up external HDD to be accessable from Android device

I am a brand new Ubuntu user on 12.04 and am trying to figure out how to set it up so that I can access my external from my android device from any location. I use the external for all my media and ...
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Ubuntu One Files (Android App) not removing deleted files

I have Ubuntu One Files installed on my Android phone. Photos are set to Auto-Upload which works fine - I see the photos on my windows machines as expected. However, when I delete a photo from that ...
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display xubuntu desktop on android tablet

I want to use my android tablet as a secondary display for my Xubuntu laptop, not to mirror the laptop but as an additional desktop -- I do not need to drag windows from one to the other, and it is ...
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Why can't I run any Android NDK commands?

I had been running Mint 12 before, and everything was working there. I switched to Ubuntu 12.04, and now I am very frustrated. When I run ndk-build, I get /home/buzz/ndk/prebuilt/linux-x86/bin/make: ...
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How do I browse pictures and files on an android phone via USB?

I've got an android LG P690 mobile phone. I would like to know how to browse its pictures, videos, and music files from my Ubuntu Desktop system. I've figured out how to do this with Blutooth, but ...
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What's the Linux equivalent to Windows batch files?

I have a batch file which I use to create an .apk file on my Windows machine. Now I need to be able to create the .apk file in Ubuntu but I don't know how translate my .bat file to a script to be able ...
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Anyone else suddenly having problems tethering their Android or smartphone to 12.04? [closed]

I've been USB tethering with my Nexus S for over a year with no problems. Went on vacation last week, came back, and discovered tethering no longer works. The phone actually thinks its tethered just ...
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When I run Android SDK from terminal, it shows error. How to fix it?

Exception in thread "main" java.lang.UnsatisfiedLinkError: no swt-gtk-3550 or swt-gtk in swt.library.path, java.library.path or the jar file at org.eclipse.swt.internal.Library.loadLibrary(Unknown ...
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Sometimes 12.04 will mount phone as USB storage when I plug it in, and sometimes it won't

This is one of those low-grade irritations that's really starting to bug me. When I plug a phone in (I've got two phones to try) to a USB port, sometimes the system finds it and creates the /dev/ ...
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Getting the program “repo”?

I'm trying to follow the instructions at http://developer.mips.com/android/android-source-code/ to install an android development environment on my Ubuntu 12 but I'm missing the program repo Could ...
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How to backup an Android phone on Ubuntu?

Is it possible to backup an Android mobile phone when connected to Ubuntu? I have looked trough and searched here, but couldn't find any answers to this question. I have just bought an Android phone ...
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Cannot start Android emulator from Eclipse on Ubuntu

I faced a problem recently. From some point of time I cannot start Android emulator from Eclipse with following console output: [2012-07-06 23:19:18 - MyApp] Launching a new emulator with Virtual ...
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Can't get Graphics to work on HP Pavilion G6

I have this crappy HP Pavilion G6 laptop (no other choice, provided by office) which is having troubles dealing with graphics (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS). Details of the machine: Its having a ATI Radeon ...
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Problems, connecting Android ICS to Ubuntu using MTP

I've followed this tutorial from this blog which very clearly explains how to connect Android phone with ICS to Ubuntu so that one can access phone's sdcard (MTP access). I passed all the procedure ...
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Were can I find Ubuntu-for-Android HCL?

I am choosing an android device and would like to choose one known to be capable of running Ubuntu-for-Android without problems. Is there a page where I can find a list of compatible devices?
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Why does Ubuntu One for Android use nonfree libraries?

Ubuntu One for Music source code on launchpad contains libGoogleAnalytics.jar which is proprietary. The license declares Gnu Affero Gpl license. Is this legal and why is it done?
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Ubuntu One Android - could not get volume

Everytime I refresh my data in the ubuntu one app for android i get a message "Error: could not get Volume. Ressource not found." What can i do? Thanks
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Best way to sync music to Galaxy Nexus (MTP)?

The Galaxy Nexus uses MTP which makes general use a bit of a pain. Luckily, Ubuntu comes with some drivers preinstalled so I can access my phones memory easily through nautilus, however Rhythmbox and ...
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Android phone: how do I play MP3s on my hard drive over WiFi?

Wasn't sure whether to ask on here on on android.stackexchange.com ... but I want to play music which is on my desktop machine through my phone. The music is coming from ext4 partition which I am ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS does not pick up my samsung galaxy s 2 for music transfer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Galaxy S not detected, how do I make it work? I'm currently using shotwell for pictures but computer wont detect samsung galaxy s2 for music transfer. Any suggested ...
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How I can run Android 4.0.4 in chroot on Ubuntu 12.04 on the Pandaboard ES?

I want to run fully functional Android 4.0.4 on my Ubuntu 12.04 installation on the Pandaboard ES with the LXC containers.
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Windows android sdk packages in Linux

Can i use the android sdk packages (both the images for emulator and the sdk patform for ICS) in a Ubuntu android sdk directory. This is in effect to the large download size of the packages which i ...
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Phone connecting as mass-storage: how can I import photos?

When I connect my Android phone to Ubuntu computed via USB, no photos can be imported. The new USB drive is opened instead containing my various junk from SD-CARD which is a phone's optional external ...
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How to connect Samsung Tab 2 10.1 to Ubuntu 12.04?

I have this Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 tablet and when connecting it to my system through USB I get this error message: Unable to mount GT-P5113 Error initializing camera: -53: Could not claim the USB ...
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Couldn't find package ia32-libs [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What happened to the ia32-libs package? I want to install some Android plugins in Eclipse on my 64bit Ubuntu, but since android is 32bit compatible, I also have to ...
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Is there any way to use Ubuntu with an Android phone?

Could I plug in my Android phone into my Ubuntu PC via USB cable and have text messages and such appear in my Ubuntu notifications? Or something like that (similar to the Ubuntu for Android ...
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How can I reset auto-run settings for removable devices?

I have an android phone I'm working on, and I accidentally clicked "do nothing" when the little window asking me what to do when it plugged in popped up. Now, adb devices shows that the device isn't ...
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How I can run ubuntu in chroot on Android?

I want to run fully functional Ubuntu on my Android device in chroot. But I have some trouble with upstart. In chroot "it will actually run /sbin/telinit", so how i can run upstart or replace it with ...
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Could I use Ubuntu One to sync my calendar?

Is there a way (supported/unsupported or even in theory) that I can create a calendar on my desktop via Thunderbird's lightning extension then sync that calendar file with Ubuntu One and then sync ...
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How to make an android phone use a wi-fi hotspot created on ubuntu [duplicate]

I want to know how to enable an android phone to detect the hotspot created under ubuntu so that the phone can use thse internet through it. I have learnt that Android does not support ad-hoc.I tried ...
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Ad-hoc network (hot spot) created in Ubuntu is not detected by android phone

I created a hot spot via network > wireless > use as hotspot. Other laptops successfully detected the hot-spot,could connect and use it without any problem. But no android phone could detect it.! I ...
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Playlists on Android phone

I have a serious problem with the Ubuntu music players. I'm at the point where I'm going to switch back to Windows because I can't figure this out and nobody seems to be able to help. If anybody ...
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Why get Ubuntu One Music cloud over regular free Ubuntu One?

Using the Ubuntu One Files application I can download the mp3 files I bought in the Music Store and play them on my Android Phone. So besides the added 15GB storage, what are the advantages of the ...
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Problems with Eclipse and Android SDK

I installed Eclipse, openjdk6 and downloaded and extracted the sdk manager file. Now, When I created an Android project I got the following error: 2012-06-06 18:44:40 - contactManager] ...
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Can anyone help me through the preparation of Eclipse IDE for an Android developer in Ubuntu 12.04?

I'm new to to Linux, in this particular case, to Ubuntu. I have a small android project I have to finish until this Friday and I'm still stuck with the install and preparing of the development ...
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How to connect MTP devices via USB?

How does one connect an MTP device to Ubuntu via USB? Many popular devices, such as all Android 4.0 phone, have only MTP or PTP as a connection option, no USB mass storage anymore. Considering the ...
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Will “Ubuntu for Android” (12.04) work with the Samsung Galaxy S2?

I'm trying to buy a new Android phone and I own an Ubuntu 12.04 computer... I have the choice of a Google Galaxy Nexus, Samsung Galaxy S2 and an HTC Sensation XL. I am aware that the HTC already ...
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USB tethering from Android 2.3

I used a friend's Android (2.3) phone that allows USB tethering, subheading: "share phone's mobile network with PC." Android lets me set 2 tethering settings, under "USB tethering type": ...
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Unable to find to which port my android is connected

I am trying to connect my Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini to my Ubuntu 11 (64 bits version), however, the device does not appear on /dev/. I am willing to send AT commands through terminal to my phone, ...
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New AVD not creating properly in android

I have copied android-sdk-linux folder from one PC to another PC, and installed Eclipse and Set appropriate paths (both tools and Platform-tools) but I cannot create any avd. When I try to create ...