Category: Ubuntu

Ubuntu for Android on XOLO X900

This post is synchronized from (click here for best display effect): Lava XOLO X900 smartphone use Intel Atom Z2460 x86 CPU, so we can try to make some modifications to default Android system, then we can get a tentative Ubuntu for Android system. The important part of this is we can run x86 version Ubuntu, which is much more useful than ARM version Ubuntu (you can do nothing without source code, no proprietary software at all). Let’s see the final Ubuntu for Android effect (on Motorola LapDock 100): For now, I can run some quite useful program like: Skype, Ubuntu One, sopcast in this Ubuntu system on Android. And the most brilliant thing is we can run Ubuntu and Android system simultaneously, Ubuntu is running on another display screen, doesn’t affect Android system at all, we don’t need VNC to remote login to Ubuntu. Click here for introduction about Canonical’s Ubuntu for Android: Requirements of Canonical’s Ubuntu for Android: Dual-core Android smartphone, at least 512MB RAM; support secondary frame buffer; support USB OTG While sad point is secondary frame buffer is not enabled on XOLO X900, cause stock kernel only register a /dev/graphics/fb0 frame buffer device. But we the powerful USB OTG, so we can use USB external display adapter to provide secondary frame buffer. Devices & accessories we need: Motorola LapDock 100 (for display screen, keyboard and mouse input, quite convenient, of course you can use your own display device) DisplayLink USB display adapter USB OTG cable HDMI cable 1. Prepare x86 Ubuntu system: Cause XOLO X900 only has 16GB ROM space, and consider about speed and expansibility, you’d better use Class 10 microSD card (otherwise your Ubuntu system’s performance may not be good), and install Ubuntu in hidden microSD slot of XOLO X900. You can check […]