BARCELONA, Spain – There was a consisted rumor of seeing Ubuntu Linux-based OS running on phones at the Mobile World Congress. This finally happened yesterday, when we saw Ububtu fully operational on a Motorola Atrix 4G 2.
The developers from Canonical are positive that the customized version of Ubuntu for Android may run on every smartphone that meets some still unrevealed minimum requirements. From the test, however, our source was able to guess that any phone with video-out, dual core CPU and at least 1 GB of RAM will do the job.
From the hands-on experience we may confirm that the feel and workability of the phone booted Ubuntu equals the normal desktop experience. The two operating systems – Android and Ubuntu are running simultaneously and this way the user has full use of his Anfroid phone while using it like desktop device.
Perhaps the best news is that due to the common Linux legacy of both operating systems, we get seamless synchronization between them, which means that anything done on the phone is instantly available for the desktop OS and the other way around.