Ubuntu Running on the Samsung Galaxy


Don’t fancy Android running on your Android tablet? No worries. XDA is back at it again to enable you to use Ubuntu on your Samsung Galaxy Tab through the use of AndroidVNC and other supporting cast members. You’ll need to be rooted with BusyBox, SuperUser, the Android SDK, AndroidVNC, and Terminal emulator to get the job done. Get started at this here XDA thread, and watch the video below for the magic taking place before your very eyes. [via XDA]

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

Archos 101 Android Tablet Shipping Now

Previous article

Cox Wireless Provides New Carrier Option with two Android Phones to Sell

Next article

You may also like


  1. Just wanted to leave a comment before some idiot puts ‘First’, so I’m just going to say, very cool.

  2. I’ve been trolling the internets looking for phone news for a year now and I still don’t know what Ubuntu is.

  3. Second

  4. @Pimpstrong – No wonder. Ubuntu is a Linux distribution and has nothing to do with phones. Except that it may run on them if you shove hard enough. :)

  5. A year, huh? Here’s a link that may help. Try the first result.

  6. So is ubuntu running on the metal, or as a child process inside android? I’m leaning toward the latter, but still very intriguing. Samsung really seems to be a good platform for all this code-monkeying.

  7. I don’t have any experience with Ubuntu, is it a good system? The video isn’t coming up on my computer so I can’t take a look at it.

  8. ubuntu is probably the most user friendly distribution of linux at the moment. of course this is my personal opinion, but it seems to be shared by the majority of linux users.

  9. So you can download it to your pc?

  10. yup. and then you should dual boot with your windows of choice. you could run it by itself, but it’s always a good idea to hold on to windows.

    here you go:

  11. this is awesome! i have ubuntu on my laptop and love it. i will never go back to windows or mac os again…why should i since ubuntu is free and opensource, just like android.

  12. I switch back to Windows just for gaming. :x

  13. Nice for the people who do this, and fine for tweakers who like to mess around. But to me it makes little sense. Android does well on phones, slates/pads or whatever you wish to call them. And this is not being a hater, I have Ubuntu installed on one of computers.

    The only real thing I would want to do with the Galaxy Pad would to be able to root to get all carrier bloat off, and unlock if I wish to travel. And on the outside install a custom rom.

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More in News