Ubuntu Team Releases Ubuntu For Nexus 7

ubuntu on nexus 7 Ubuntu Team Releases Ubuntu For Nexus 7


Yea, we’ve seen Ubuntu run on Android phones in the past, but this time around it’s been released for the Nexus 7. Pure native Ubuntu with no emulation or virtual machine – just swapping out Android completely with Ubuntu.

The process looks fairly easy, and will require running Ubuntu from your computer. After finding the installer and unlocking your Nexus 7, it’s a one click process. Founder of Ubuntu Mark Shuttleworth had this to say:

We’ve said that the driver of Unity was to build an experience that spans phones, tablets, desktops and tv. I think we can do that by 14.04.

So in 13.04 we’re focused on tuning the performance of the base system in mobile settings – memory footprint, boot performance, battery life, etc.

We’ve ported Ubuntu to the Nexus 7 (it’s just the desktop) and will all be focused on that for 13.04.

No, it’s not approved by Google and there is always risk involved with something like this. You are fully responsible for any possible damage done to your device, so proceed with caution. Hit the source link at XDA for the full instructions to unlock your Nexus 7 and flash Ubuntu.


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