Canonical announces ‘Ubuntu for Android’

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Canonical has announced another big step for Ubuntu, with the unveiling of Ubuntu for Android. Now, it’s not actually running on your small screen, but instead plugs into a regular computer screen. It’s a full desktop version of Ubuntu running on ARM and it’s quite impressive to see. Data and settings are synced between your phone and the Ubuntu install, with things such as SMS’s appearing in the Messaging application. You can make calls and see your phones contacts too.

There’s a video of the software in action after the break, and if Canonical keeps it up they could introduce Ubuntu to a number of potential users.