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Canonical has an item on their site called Ubuntu for Android. This is a special distribution of Ubuntu which integrates with the Android system. Their website mentions that it is specifically targetted at manufacturers.

However, I would also like to install this, does anybody know if this is possible at all? and if so, how this can be done.

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thanks I missed that. – bquast May 14 '12 at 13:27
@sr_ Ubuntu questions are not off-topic here. That being said, I think bquast's question is already addressed on AU: Ubuntu.sh on Android Phone – Gilles May 14 '12 at 22:27
As far as I can see the link you provide is about a different Ubuntu on Android version. Ubuntu for Linux is a special distribution for android that is not run using virtualisation but uses the same kernel. – bquast May 15 '12 at 6:43
You can't ubuntu for android is an option to be included in the phones by manufacturers. As least that is what I understand. – ggarron Jan 30 '13 at 6:58
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I couldn't find any publicly available distributions of Ubuntu for Android, but the idea must similar to installing a GNU/Linux distribution into a chroot, like here: http://unix.stackexchange.com/a/20124/4319 .

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Unfortunately Ubuntu for Android has been halted by now or at least until Canonical finds a suitable partner to bring it to phones. Maybe we'll finally see this becoming a reality with the 64bit smartphones on the horizon.

Direct quote from Canonical:

We still believe that U4A is a great product concept and that consumers would welcome the feature. The development within Ubuntu for U4A is complete. To take the development further requires a launch partner in order to make the necessary modifications on the Android side.

We are currently not in concrete discussions with launch partners, but we are still very much open to such a partnership. We are focused on Ubuntu for Phones at the moment, therefore we are not actively pushing for Ubuntu for Android.However, if a prospective partner steps forward, we are very much open to launching Ubuntu for Android.

Reference: http://www.androidauthority.com/ubuntu-for-android-limbo-374454/

Additionally, there has not been a release of a publically available (test-)version.

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Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. – slm Oct 21 '14 at 13:18
@slm Thank you for your feedback. I changed my answer to reflect it. – plocks Oct 21 '14 at 13:53
Thank you for taking the time to do this, it's appreciated! – slm Oct 21 '14 at 13:53

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