We’ve previously heard on numerous occasions about Ubuntu for Android and we really liked the concept, to say the least. We’ve also seen some videos briefly depicting how Ubuntu for Android works, but now it seems that more steps towards the final product have been made and a new video preview has surfaced on YouTube.
The Ubuntu concept has been recently demoed in Brazil where the video in question has been recorded. That being said, the people talking in the video are doing so in Portuguese so unless you know the language you might not be able to pick up all the details. Despite all that, there are some cool features showcased so if you want to learn more about Ubuntu for Android check back after the break for details.
Ubuntu for Android
In case you haven’t heard of this project before here’s the rundown. Canonical wishes to bring Ubuntu on Android smartphones but in a very elegant way that will pretty much put Motorola’s WebTop to shame. The idea is to be able to place your smartphone in a docking station that’s connected to a monitor/TV via HDMI, and once you do so Ubuntu fires up and works in parallel with Android OS.
The most interesting thing is that this is not an emulator of any sorts. It really is Ubuntu and it will utilize the smartphone’s full power. Not only that but Android will run seamlessly in parallel so you will continue to receive phone calls, messages, so on and so forth.
This whole concept is great and it becomes even greater once you get to see it in action. Once you get to see the video you will start thinking about numerous occasions when this whole concept would make your life much easier.
One more thing before we go on with the video, Ubuntu for Android is virtually complete. It can be downloaded and compiled, but it won’t work because in order for the OS to utilize the phone’s full capacity it also needs to access the phone’s drivers. That being said, the next step the developers need to make now is to work closely with mobile manufacturers in order to get the green light.
We really hope it will happen sooner rather than later, but until then, check out the video below and feel free to share your thoughts with everyone else.
Thanks Droid Life for the heads-up regarding the Ubuntu for Android video preview.