Canonical is developed smartphones and tablet computers in Ubuntu operating system(Ubuntu Touch 1.0) an another freeware like Android .Primarily supports the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 4 phones, though there are images available for other phones and tablets and aims to release a full version on 17 April 2014.This will give great chalanges to Microsoft and Apple,After Android release they have faced crusial stages and another freeware is comming into market.Smartphone developers are already released their new phones to support Ubuntu.
Hardware requirements Processor architecture
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A9 with 512 MB – 1 GB Memory and 4-8 GB eMMC + SD flash storage for entry levels
Processor architecture:Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 or Intel Atom with Min 1 GB Memory and Min 32 GB
eMMC + SD flash store for high end
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What is difference with Android?
Android is a mobile solution, designed for a touch interface on a handheld device. On the desktop, where users expect a pointer-driven experience, a PC operating system is essential. Several vendors have tried to bring Android-based desktops or laptops to market, with no success; Android was designed for touch only, and has its hands full winning the tablet wars.A complete desktop solution needs a full range of desktop applications. While a mobile OS carries no deep desktop software catalogue, Ubuntu offers thousands of applications, all designed for the desktop and most, like Ubuntu, free. And Ubuntu is certified by governments, industry and enterprises, widely deployed on the desktop and supported by leading management solutions.Another alternative would be a web-top, or web only desktop. But markets have not responded to web-only environments. The desktop is a high-productivity mode, not a media consumption mode or a browsing mode. That’s why we’ve brought the full power of a native desktop to this solution.
Ubuntu for Android
Ubuntu for Android drops in cleanly alongside the rest of Android, so it is easy to integrate into current production roadmaps. The hardware requirements are straightforward and, with a broad range of ARM and x86 hardware supported, it can realistically be added to phones already in development.Of course, your phone needs the docking capability and hardware support for HDMI and USB. But that’s standard for high-end models in the current generation of devices in development.