Ubuntu for Android

Canonical are over at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week to schmooze, show off and shore up support for their stunning (no hyperbole needed) Ubuntu for Android feature.

AndroidCentral’s Phil Nickinson is over in Barcelona to attend the MWC and, in Hall 7, got to lay his hands on the technology. He was impressed, writing: –

“Probably the most impressive aspect is in how it handles the data and applications from your Android phone. Ubuntu’s got full access to your contacts and apps. So you can search your contact book to send an e-mail or make a phone call, right there from Ubuntu. Apps run in windows form, but Canonical tells us that will be refined some by launchtime, still set for later this year.”

That latter bit makes me especially excited. Android applications running on Ubuntu alone is impressive, but to hear that the appearance of it will be ‘refined’ certainly prods my imagination with a ‘Want Now‘ stick.

Ubuntu for Android makes me excited about Ubuntu’s future – and makes me proud to be using Ubuntu right now.

When Can I get It?

Sadly exact details remain scant on the ground as to when you can expect to get your hands on it (either in official or unofficial forms) but, for now at least, we can at least watch on with envy as Phil gets to poke around with the device currently fuelling the desires of Ubuntu fans everywhere…

I don’t know about you, but I literally do not tire of seeing Ubuntu for Android in action.

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