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October 23, 2012

Ubuntu Linux ported to Google Nexus 7

Folks from Canonical have managed to successfully port the Ubuntu Linux OS on Google’s flagship tablet Nexus 7.

Ubuntu 13.04, codenamed Raring Ringtail, is due for release 6 months from now and Ubuntu lead, Mark Shuttleworth, has recently stated in his blog that it’s time that they “look at the core of Ubuntu and review it through a mobile lens.” With that in mind, Canonical has decided to port Ubuntu (with Unity desktop) on the Nexus 7. Watch the short demo below:

As you have seen, Ubuntu runs pretty well on the Nexus 7, given that the tablet has high-end specs. To further assist the development, Shuttleworth has actually urged those attending the Ubuntu Developer Summit in Copenhagen at the end of the month to bring their Nexus 7 tablets along with them.

Things are still in their early stages but it has already made the Nexus 7 more desirable. Other than that, it also confirms Canonical’s intention in bringing Ubuntu on mobile devices.

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4 Responses to “Ubuntu Linux ported to Google Nexus 7”

  1. jc says:

    Any procedures to port. hay sana maglabas sila ng detailed instructions

  2. Joe says:

    Ubuntu is only just began tablet arena OS. Think about desktop application that run on your 10″ tab that available on Ubuntu. Android and iOS already established for a long ago but their application doesn’t have word processing, excel and powerpoint presentation. Thousand of applications that already run on Ubuntu and ported to tablet device would be impressive!

    This is a pefect combination for 10″ tablet device!

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