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04-Aug-2012, 02:16 PM #1
Shocking ... Ubuntu on android phones !!!
I recently found out that ubuntu can be run on android, How is that small processor able to run such a huge desktop OS ??? Why do I need to have such a huge i7 processor for ubuntu when a small android phone is able to run It

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04-Aug-2012, 02:54 PM #2
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I recently found out that ubuntu can be run on android, How is that small processor able to run such a huge desktop OS ??? Why do I need to have such a huge i7 processor for ubuntu when a small android phone is able to run It
Well, you don't exactly need a fast processor for Ubuntu anyways xD I run it on an old Dell Dimension 2000 just fine. And the Android version is probably not the same distro you run on a normal computer - it most likely has some performance changes.
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05-Aug-2012, 01:44 PM #3
Just found out that Ubuntu needs only 700 MHz and these android phones have a processor with a speen of 1.5GHz and some also have a 2GB memory with them ....
http://www.phonegg.com/Top/Ram-Amount-Cell-Phones.html

.... Pretty sad I wont be able to run ubuntu in my cell phone cos my LG P350 has less than 700MHz
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05-Aug-2012, 03:12 PM #4
Where did you read you need a Core i7 to run Ubuntu? That's absolutely not true. I actually watched that whole video, and the user experience of a desktop OS on a tiny phone screen looked miserable. I also didn't see him actually try to make a phone call.

You also need to be rooted, and I don't see anything on XDA Developers about rooting your phone.
http://forums.techguy.org/web-email/...ail-error.html

It appears you have a very low-end Android phone that's probably still running 2.2 Froyo. And you have a 2.3" screen. Trying to move a tiny mouse pointer around on a screen that small wouldn't be much fun.

This may be a neat hacking project, but it doesn't make for a usable phone. Ice Cream Sandwich on a large 4"+ screen is a great user experience.
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06-Aug-2012, 09:42 AM #5
I know that 700 MHz processor is enough to run ubuntu .... There are a lot of things were we could use that Ubuntu inside a small smartphone like that ... I don mean that it will replace a complete Desktop/Laptop but still that tiny little cute device can be put into many places with that linux for good use ...
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06-Aug-2012, 03:42 PM #6
If you are attempting to run Ubuntu on top of Android for anything other than proof-of-concept, you are going to be sorely disappointed.

It's an an early implementation of a hack.
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