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Old 02-21-12, 03:31 PM   #3
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Default Re: Ubuntu for Android

Originally Posted by slaWter View Post
Why is this an Android feature? I haven't read the whole thing but it seems to me it's just a second OS next to Android on a very powerful Smartphone.

I'd say it's more of a bootloader feature. The hardware manufacturer (or some modders) needs to support it. But maybe I've missed something...
It's an Android feature because it's fully integrated.

Ubuntu and Android share the same kernel, running at the same time, accessing data and applications
So it's an ARM version of Ubuntu sharing resources with Android simultaneously. It's not just a "boot into Ubuntu" option. It needs manufacturer support for drivers and integration into the Android kernel.

Admit it, it's an awesome concept. It'd be great to see this on a Nexus device.
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