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Ubuntu Logo Appears in Samsung Galaxy S II Ad

The Ubuntu logo can be clearly seen on screen in the latest promotional spotfor Samsung’s Galaxy S II Android phone.

Ubuntu logo in Samsung Galaxy s II advert

"...a galaxy made up of a million things."

The old-style ‘circle of friends’ is prominently positioned during a precession of application icons at the beginning of the advert.

Perhaps coincidentally, the logo sits next to the icon for Android game ‘Jumping Narwhal’. ‘Natty Narwhal’ was, of course, the development mascot of the Ubuntu 11.04 cycle.

Quite why the logo is shown soprominently(you’ll notice it far in advance of the MSN butterfly) is open to debate: it could be to reference Ubuntu One’s suite of Android applications (plausible); a reference to the fact that hackers havealready installed Ubuntu on variousSamsung devices (unlikely); or, most likely, plain old happenstanceon the part of the creative hands behind it

Either way, it’s a pretty cool nod.

The logo can be see at the 0:06 mark in the TV spot embedded below*: -

Back in May we reported on the surprise appearance of the Linux ‘Penguin’ mascot ‘Tux’ in a TV advert for achildren’sbreakfast cereal…

Thanks to Bilal

*Edited 5th ofAugustto replace broken video