Developers from Canonical unveiled a nifty surprise at the Ubuntu Developer Summit in Barcelona on Tuesday – the beginnings of Android applications feeling right at home on the Ubuntu Linux distribution. Although Android uses the Linux kernel, it isn’t so much a Linux platform as it is built on Google’s custom Java runtime, currently making it more suitable for mobile phones and tablets.
In order for Android-based netbooks to be a future consideration, strides must be made in bringing Android apps and functionality to the desktop, and it appears that Canonical has opened the door. The developers plan on publishing the source code soon in hopes that other developers will help carry the torch. The photo provided, courtesy of Scott James Remnant, is evidence of Canonical’s success. Do you see an Android-powered netbook in your future?
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