Ubuntu for Android: Linux Desktop on a Smartphone
A full Ubuntu desktop, on your docked Android phone
Linux brings a full Ubuntu desktop on high-end Android smartphones. The two operating systems will run simultaneously on the same device and share contacts, messages and other common services so that you'll have Android for the phone experience, Ubuntu for the desktop at the same time. According to the company this is the best solution that will allow you to use the full potential of your dual-core phone.
The company states that the phone experience will be pure Android–it’s a normal Android phone. When the device is connected to a computer screen, however, it launches a full Ubuntu desktop on the computer display. It’s exactly the same Ubuntu Unity desktop many of you are already using and it will include all of Ubuntu’s current applications, from office productivity to photography, video and music.
These hybrid Android/Ubuntu smartphones and tablets will share all data and services between the environments. Both Android and Ubuntu run simultaneously on the device. So Android applications such as contacts, telephony and texting are accessible from the Ubuntu interface.