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Ubuntu Phone for the HTC HD2

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9th January 2013, 08:15 PM   |  #1  
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Does anyone know whether it will be possible to install the new Ubuntu Phone on the HTC HD2?

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10th January 2013, 04:04 AM   |  #2  
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I think it's very possible, it is open source. I saw in one video that they're hoping or are willing to help developers port it to other phones.
My hd2 is ready for this.
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15th January 2013, 12:38 AM   |  #3  
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I am a lil excited about this, particularly if we will have the option to boot into desktop by docking. Considering that the Galaxy Nexus is being used as the demo phone, I'm imagining that our lil HD2 will be capable (not saying they have identical specs, but clearly ubunto are going to demo it well above the min requirements)
15th January 2013, 02:55 AM   |  #4  
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Originally Posted by JJ1990

I am a lil excited about this, particularly if we will have the option to boot into desktop by docking. Considering that the Galaxy Nexus is being used as the demo phone, I'm imagining that our lil HD2 will be capable (not saying they have identical specs, but clearly ubunto are going to demo it well above the min requirements)

They mentioned somewhere they wanted to have Ubuntu running not only across devices but on budget grade hardware within a device type as well. The HD2 still performs well relative to budget phones so I dont anticipate there will be any problems with the reqs. Can't wait till someone manages to get their hands on and port this!

EDIT: Actually wait, pulled from the Ubuntu site, there will be 2 versions:

Entry level (no desktop convergence)
1ghz cortex A9
512-1gb ram
4-8gb emmc + sd

High end (desktop convergence)
Quad core A9/Intel Atom
1gb ram
32gb emmc + sd

I'm sure the talented devs here will be able to manage something to get the high end onto the HD2, looks kind of overspec'd to me
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16th January 2013, 08:03 PM   |  #5  
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Originally Posted by lkashl

They mentioned somewhere they wanted to have Ubuntu running not only across devices but on budget grade hardware within a device type as well. The HD2 still performs well relative to budget phones so I dont anticipate there will be any problems with the reqs. Can't wait till someone manages to get their hands on and port this!

EDIT: Actually wait, pulled from the Ubuntu site, there will be 2 versions:

Entry level (no desktop convergence)
1ghz cortex A9
512-1gb ram
4-8gb emmc + sd

High end (desktop convergence)
Quad core A9/Intel Atom
1gb ram
32gb emmc + sd

I'm sure the talented devs here will be able to manage something to get the high end onto the HD2, looks kind of overspec'd to me

Actually no, the high end phones running Ubuntu will also have a dock which will provide full desktop functionality (mouse, keyboard and
monitor). This is because the mobile version of Ubuntu will run on two cores, and the full Ubuntu desktop will run on the other two cores.

According to the requirements, the HD2 will be able to run Ubuntu Phone itself, though.

Hope this clears things up
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8th February 2013, 09:06 AM   |  #6  
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AW: Ubuntu Phone for the HTC HD2
Any news? How could we get a dev going for this?

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19th February 2013, 08:45 PM   |  #7  
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I'm eagerly awaiting news on this as well!

I'd love to see Ubuntu running on the HD2. Is there anything this phone can't do?
20th February 2013, 08:01 PM   |  #8  
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Yeah, I'm waiting for this too. I was able to launch GIMP using Debian on my HD2, so I'm very excited about getting usable Ubuntu
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Its very interesting for me too!
21st February 2013, 06:24 PM   |  #10  
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It is available now for Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 4!!!
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Touch/Instal...InstallProcess
We need some developers here
I'm ready to test it on my HD2.
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