Ubuntu for Android is official and coming soon. Could it be the next mobile revolution? What do you think of it?
Hands On: www.engadget.com/2012/02/24/ubuntu-for-android-han...
Basically, the Ubuntu OS (the third contender in the computer OS race besides Windows and OSX, popular with tinkerers and the hacking/open source community) will run alongside the Android OS on multi-core Android devices and then boot into the Ubuntu OS when attached to a docking station such as a external monitor with a keyboard and mouse. Android is not affected in any way on the device.
Canonical is currently in talks with phone manufactures to get them to put the new software on their devices slated for release later this year (2012), and I've got to say I'm both pretty impressed and extremely excited.
A few years ago, my Windows XP partition in my tower PC was completely removed (was playing with settings, accidentally removed it haha :P). I had no OS, so I made an Ubuntu install kit and booted into that. I ended up using it for a solid 6 months or so, and although it was pretty different from Windows, it was seriously cool. I still miss using it to this day.
As such, I am EXTREMELY excited for this. Motorola tried to do something like this before in their lapdock docking stations with some of their Android phones, but I think (if executed correctly) this could be the first step to actually replacing our laptops and desktops with a multi-core portable device that we then dock at our desks to boot into a full desktop OS.
So gdgt community, what do you think of the announcement (or even the idea, for that matter) of Ubuntu for Android? Could it be a game changer?
Share your thoughts below!