I have a cheap Chinese made tablet from Dubai called the Crony Dubai (www.cronydubai.com). It has a micro B, mini HDMI and a USB labeled as "Host" as well as a micro SD slot. It came with a micro B to USB adapter in box, and its running Ice Cream Sandwich. Is there a way to load Ubuntu on it? Also the tablet is very buggy and crashes often, would that be due to the tablet or the OS?


I am assuming you are looking for something like Ubuntu for Android.

Canonical is also working on a Ubuntu for Phones (including tablets) which is going to be available for download anytime soon

its all work in progress though and it does not guarantee that it will work on your tablet.

Neither of those solutions are available to the public yet! and the first one is explicitly is for OEMs (thanks to Uri Herrera for pointing it out).

  • But I'm not sure if its a hardware issue, I think it may be android – Riley Sikora Feb 15 '13 at 19:26
  • then check the links and give it a try, or use the method mentioned by Anam Ahmed, his Solution runs an emulator though. – Stefan Feb 15 '13 at 19:28
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    Neither the first or the second suggested options are available to the public, the first explicitly is for OEMs. The second hasn't been released yet and it's not desktop Ubuntu is it's mobile counterpart that so far only runs on the Galaxy Nexus. – Uri Herrera Feb 15 '13 at 19:32
  • thats why i said "its all work in progress" and "it doesn'guarantee that it WILL work on his tablet", but you are right, I might edit it to make it more clear – Stefan Feb 15 '13 at 19:35

There are different ways of running Ubuntu on Android tablet. therefore you can go for the safest way:

  1. Download Limbo PC Emulator

  2. Create a virtual PC

  3. Download Ubuntu minimal

  4. Install Ubuntu minimal on the virtual machine with the command line interface. More here on Ubuntu help - Installation.

You should be up and running. This worked on my Ainol Novo 7 Crystal.

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