[kwlug-disc] Nexus7/Installation - Ubuntu Wiki
unsolicited at swiz.ca
Thu Nov 15 19:28:31 EST 2012
Thanks for the post!
Am I reading the link right - Ubuntu for Android is 'Windows' on top of
the phone (OS)? [Or a 'side' GUI, 'type of thing'?]
Catch me up / curious ... what attracted you to running Ubuntu on the
device instead of Android? ('Full featured OS'?)
- this is how the world is going? Docking the android and having the
accompanying display and keyboard operate as a coherent whole?
On 12-11-15 10:43 AM, L.D. Paniak wrote:
> Well, I took the plunge and picked up a Nexus 7 (16GB) which I promptly
> reflashed to Ubuntu 12.10 according to the instructions below. It was
> an effortless process which left the device with a 7" Unity desktop,
> touch screen and a soft keyboard. It behaves exactly the same as the PC
> desktop and is just as functional modulo some issues with clicking on
> buttons that are now just large enough to see. Package management works
> and has a surprisingly large number of apps ready to go for the
> ARM-hardfloat arch. Wifi works well as does USB expansion (ethernet and
> disk) with the appropriate OTG cable. Performance is slower than the
> native Android but reasonable (seems to be a little short on RAM).
> There are a few bugs that pop up - the system doesn't appear to react to
> screen "clicks" from time to time. These are cleared with a quick
> reboot. Some tailoring for the small form-factor is going to be needed
> as well.
> Also today, I came across Ubuntu for Android.
> Looks like Canonical wants Ubuntu to be the killer app for Android.
> Given the way 12.10 runs natively on the Nexus 7 hardware, it should not
> be a stretch.
More information about the kwlug-disc