Canonical Releases Ubuntu and Android Dual Boot Developer Preview



Ho ho ho Android and Linux developers, Christmas is here for you. Yesterday Canonical released the Unbuntu and Android dual boot dev preview just for you. “We are thrilled to announce a preview of a new feature for developers: Ubuntu on mobile devices can now run alongside Android on a single handset.” Regular users should be very aware that this is strictly a developer build and intended for developer use only. Canonical says:

Dual boot is not a feature suitable for regular users. It is recommended to be installed only by developers who are comfortable with flashing devices and with their partition layout. Dual boot rewrites the Android recovery partition and those installing it should be intimately familiar with re-flashing it in case something goes wrong.

Multiple Android flavours are supported (AOSP or stock, CyanogenMod) and installation of Ubuntu can be done for all versions available in the phablet-flash channels.


The biggest feature of this release is the one tap switch, which will allow you to switch from Ubuntu to Android with a tap of an app. There’s some really cool things happening here and as a user I am stoked to see where this goes. If I was a developer I would have this installed right now, but since I am not (and I don’t want to brick my device) I will wait for the dev teams to sort it all out and bring us a stable working OS. Hit the link for source.

Source: Ubuntu Developer

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