I haven’t been as excited about a new announcement in the Linux world since Google came out with Android. Canonical just announced ‘Ubuntu for Android’ – its a release that will enable a full desktop computing experience on a docked Android smartphone.
It will work like a normal Android phone when not docked, but once its docked, you can have the complete Ubuntu experience. This means common storage – contacts, bookmarks, documents. And it can handle calls and smses when docked!
What really excites me is that while I’m country hopping, hoping to see more of the world, I won’t have to carry my laptops around. All I need is access to a monitor (for eg in cyber cafes) and I can work on my freelance projects anywhere.
I have been wondering if I should upgrade my age old G1 phone. If Ubuntu comes out with something that actually works, then it will be a very good reason to invest in a new $600 phone.