Ubuntu Ported To Google Nexus 7
Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu on 20 October 2012 at 06:23 AM EDT. 30 Comments
Canonical has successfully ported Ubuntu Linux to Google's Nexus 7 tablet.

In announcing Ubuntu 13.04 is the Raring Ringtail, Mark Shuttleworth encouraged attendees going to the Ubuntu Developer Summit in Copenhagen to bring along their Nexuis 7 tablet. At that point it could be deduced they would be bringing Ubuntu Linux to this popular Google tablet, but now it's confirmed.

Victor Palau, the Commercial Engineering Director at Canonical, uploaded a video on Friday of Ubuntu on the Nexus 7.

The Nexus 7 was developed by Google in conjunction with ASUS as an Android tablet, but Canonical found it to fit well for Ubuntu. The 7.81-inch tablet is based upon a NVIDIA Tera 3 SoC with quad-core Cortex-A9, GeForce graphics, 8 or 16GB of flash memory storage, and 1GB of RAM.

Below is the video of Ubuntu (with the Unity desktop) on the Nexus 7. Expect more details to surface at month's end from UDS in Denmark.

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