Android on Linux

I haven’t had too much experience with the G1 and I thought it was a little bit of a dude, but I am still very excited about the Android project. The potential is there and if someone could pair a good phone with the nice OS I think the market would boom. I do, however, think this latest bit of news is rather exciting. Ars is reporting that Canonical developers aim to make Android apps run on Ubuntu. From the article:

Canonical is building an Android execution environment that will make it possible for Android applications to run on Ubuntu and potentially other conventional Linux distributions. The effort will open the door for bringing Android’s growing ecosystem of third-party software to the desktop.

Google’s Linux-based Android platform is attracting a lot of attention. The new version significantly improves the platform’s reliability and could make it look a lot more appealing to carriers and handset makers. The availability of an experimental x86 port has caused some people to speculate that Android might have a place in the netbook market.

Count me in. This is exciting news. Hopefully we’ll see Android take off. I know I am rooting for it.

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2 Comments on “Android on Linux”

  1. Mesanna Says:

    This is interesting. I think a collaboration between Google and Canonical would be fantastic. If Android really takes off, it will provide a serious competitor in the Smartphone market, plus it may help Ubuntu and Linux establish itself on the desktop. Competition is good for everyone (except Apple and Microsoft!)

  2. mrosedale Says:

    @Mesanna, That is exactly what I am hoping for. šŸ™‚


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