Apr 30 AT 3:20 PM Dima Aryeh 11 Comments

Ubuntu for Android project no longer in development


Ubuntu for Android was a great concept, and it was hard to believe it was possible. When using the device, you’d run Android. Once docked, you would experience the full Ubuntu OS on your mobile device. All it would take was a dock, display, keyboard and mouse. However, the project has been cancelled.

Hopes were never high for this project in the first place, but it’s still sad to see it gone. It was cancelled due to lack of support from OEMs, though Canonical says that the project might be revived if an OEM expresses interest in it and offers support. But for now, Ubuntu for Android is no more.

With Canonical making its own OS for mobile devices based on Linux, Ubuntu for Android seemed somewhat redundant. Development on the mobile OS does continue, so Canonical has not given up on mobile entirely. Are you saddened by this news, or did you expect this to happen at some point?

Via: Engadget

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things tech. He does photography, is an avid phone modder (who uses an AT&T Galaxy Note II), a heavy gamer (both PC and 360), and an aspiring home mechanic. He is also an avid fan of music, especially power metal.

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