Ubuntu for Nexus Galaxy (Coming soon)

Most of the people Looking to get an android device, but some are looking for something new like new look and new features, so they can go to the new medium in mobile os from  end of 2013. Ubuntu launching the first mobile OS. check out the coming soon Video to take idea of it. 

So Now you go an idea  how going to be (Ubuntu), Now We’ll see the Review Ubuntu on Nexus Galaxy

This Video Shows some cool features but compare with android phone market it bit hard to reach first place in mobile os. but one advantage we can connect the mobile phone to the Ubuntu pc and work same works what we doing in the mobile (Text, Email,etc). there is no more screen lock, no more home button. for button we can have only power and volume buttons.

This is the video Ubuntu Official Site Published

What is Ubuntu for Android?

How would you like a PC that fits in your pocket? For the lowdown on Ubuntu for Android, in terms your grandma could understand, watch this short video. And for news on Ubuntu for Android products, watch this space.

Now multi-core Android phones can be PCs too. Ubuntu for Android enables high-end Android handsets to run Ubuntu, the world’s favourite free PC desktop operating system. So users get the Android they know on the move, but when they connect their phone to a monitor, mouse and keyboard, it becomes a PC.

Benefits for network operators
  • Deliver the enterprise next-gen desktop in a single device
  • Drive adoption of 4G handsets, as online apps like Google Docs shine with low-latency connections
  • Expand your service portfolio from the smart phone to the smart desktop by delivering productivity desktop apps, including managed Windows apps as a service on your network
  • Satisfy demand for first PCs to families in emerging economies with no legacy wired connectivity
Benefits for handset makers
  • Drive sales of multi-core phones with faster CPUs, more cores, more RAM and high-end graphics
  • Target lucrative markets for thin client in the enterprise and first PCs in emerging markets
  • Integrate easily with Android phones already in development
  • Accessorise with docks, cables, keyboards and displays

Features and specifications

Ubuntu running from an Android phone

A complete Ubuntu desktop for docked Android phones

Ubuntu for Android provides a full desktop experience, including office software, web browsing, email and media applications, on Android phones docked to a screen and keyboard. Thanks to tight integration with the Android service layer, the transition between the two environments is seamless, making it easy to access the phone’s services from the desktop when docked.

Secure full-featured web

Sit back and enjoy a full desktop browser for multi-tab, multi-window web productivity. Ubuntu supports both Chromium and Firefox, the world’s fastest browsers, and is naturally resistant to web malware, which is why enterprises and governments are adopting Ubuntu on desktops.

Surf on the move with the Android browser, then dock to continue your session on the desktop. You get the same web pages, the same bookmarks and the same browsing history, with all the real-estate of a desktop. Using web applications with a full keyboard and mouse is so much better than a tablet when you’re at a desk, even in a hotel.

Contacts lense on Ubuntu

Unified contacts

Both Ubuntu and Android access the same mobile address book. So even when the phone is docked, you can view, edit, call, text or email a contact. You can even check their profiles on Facebook or Twitter.

Calendar coordination

As with your contacts, your Android calendar data is shared with Ubuntu. This enables synchronisation with any desktop or web-based calendar application, like Google Calendar.

Messaging and calls

Read and reply to incoming SMS messages from the desktop, using Ubuntu’s message indicator. You can also make and receive calls via the desktop – and you’ll be alerted to voicemails so you can manage them while you work.

Incoming message on Ubuntu

Simple integrated settings

Alarm clock settings on the phone can be synchronised to alert you when working in the Ubuntu environment. You’ll have one place to enter wifi passwords and one place to pair your bluetooth headset, then everything just works.

Photos

Manage and view photos stored on your smartphone using the Ubuntu Gallery application. Then edit them on the Ubuntu desktop and save them back to the phone. Create, edit and consume, all on one device.

Social networking services

All your Android social network account credentials are synchronised seamlessly, using the Ubuntu social networking client to provide easy access to your online communities.

Facebook icon Twitter icon

Default applications

  • Fast, secure web browsingChromium web browser
  • Online calendar sharingGoogle Calendar
  • Collaborative documents in the cloudGoogle Docs
  • Simple, efficient emailThunderbird email client
  • Facebook and Twitter integrationGwibber
  • Play movies in all common formatsVLC Player
  • Edit and share your moviesPiTiVi
  • Plays all common music filesUbuntu Music Player
  • Save and edit all your photosUbuntu Photo Gallery
  • Make calls direct from the desktopAndroid dialer

Technical specifications

Ubuntu for Android requires minimal custom hardware enablement, allowing fast and cost-efficient core integration. It requires a core based on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) or any subsequent version.

Ubuntu and Android share the same kernel. When docked, the Ubuntu OS boots and runs concurrently with Android. This allows both mobile and desktop functionality to co-exist in different runtimes.

Shared services and applications are delivered using a Convergence API module which ensures the tight integration between desktop and mobile environments. Work is balanced across the cores of the phone. When the handset is not docked, both CPU cores transfer their full power to Android.

  • Automatic security updates
  • Defence against viruses
  • Anti-phishing
  • File encryption
  • Password protection
  • Built with security in mind

These are the things they mention in the Ubuntu official webpage. what ever they trying to do now android is spread in the mobile market. If Ubuntu considering about the android weakness and giving solutions they can catch mobile phone and table os market.

now we going to check about what’s disadvantages of android mobile phone.

Let’s wait and see which mobile phone OS is reaching to the first place in end of 2014. 🙂

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