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Ubuntu gets an Official Nexus 7 Installer

27 October, 2012 Google Nexus

Nexus 7 Ubuntu


We already saw the Linux-based Ubuntu OS running on Nexus 7 Demo video from Canonical engineers, as the company is working on optimizing Ubuntu for mobile devices. Google Nexus 7 is the first device to support Ubuntu. Ubuntu Developer Summit (UDS) is very close, so Canonical released an Official Unbuntu installer for Nexus 7 so devs can easily load up the latest Ubuntu 12.10 on their Nexus tablet.

 

Ubuntu Nexus 7


Obviously, your Nexus 7 will need to be unlocked for this to work, but after that the setup looks to be pretty easy. There is a full GUI to walk you through the install process, and get you started. There are some known issues with the process, notably that fastboot can fail, and as yet Ubuntu tends to be more of a memory hog than the Nexus would like.

 

Ubuntu


Canonical said that the Ubuntu 13.10 is coming on April, 2013 with more touch-friendly UI and will support more Android tablets.

 

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