How to Roll In Linux from Your Android Device

One the recent
development for Android is the utilization of MTP rather than mass storage that
means by just plugging in your Android gadget to your Linux box will allow you
to access the content. Because MTP support in Linux is not pretty good, it
could lead to frustration to find easy ways to how to connect your Android
device to your PC. Perhaps the most possible option is to install gMTP and then
try to connect.

However the answer
depends on your Android device. There are lots of apps that allow user to link
their Android device to their personal computer. For an instance, Samsung has
Kies Air; this app is intended for Samsung device alone. I have also tried some
apps but I really appreciate Air Droid most. It can be acquired for free and
has an engaging user interface.

On the other hand, the
whole thing is about to change. With Ice Cream Sandwich or ICS, most probably
Android will be slumping Mass Storage and use MTP protocol as an alternative
which is not much well supported with Linux user-space. Take note, it is
supported with a kernel called Linux, that when you link your gadget Linux will
detect it. But as far as user-space is concerned it is not an ideal tool to
handle with your device. Though, there gMTP but its work is limited.

Personally, I owned
three Android devices and one of them is Honeycomb tablet Samsung Galaxy 10.1,
this one utilizing with MTP and mass storage. Because all these gadgets are
soon to be updated to Android 4.0, definitely it will not be able me to just drop
and drag content.

To further, with all
different flavors available for Linux to those who are finding for an
open-source platform from which to figure, it seems that Ubuntu is certainly
the easier to install – letting even the most ill fated noob to download and
enjoy. Google’s Android as well is an open source being, allow the developers
to enjoy a huge deal of achievement porting of Windows 95, 98, XP, and also
more other Linux flavors onto Android devices but up till now, not Ubuntu.

To those who are
running rooted Android devices perhaps they pleased to learn Ubuntu Installer.
It’s a user friendly and quite easy to install even to the unseasoned tinkerer,
and allowing you to check the compatibility in advance of your device and ROM.

The flowing are some of
the key feature of Ubuntu Installer:

  • ·        
    Run Ubuntu within Android devices
  • ·        
    Allow access of Android & Ubuntu
  • ·        
    Well optimized for ARM devices
  • ·        
    Handy LXDE Desktop
  • ·        
    With fully operational Software centre
    and Ubuntu update manager
  • ·        
    Has file system access – allows you to
    access files from SD card internal memory from Ubuntu.
  • ·        
    With set resolution – allows the user to
    set the size of the screen during boot
  • ·        
    Always choose the “large” and “handy”
    type Ubuntu Installation

Through default, I
always suggest performing to install on extra devices as divergent to your day
by day runner. Actually, we are not expecting that anything goes wrong, but if
in case it happens; we 
wouldn’t want the matter to interfere with your every
day digital duties.

As far as installers
are all about there are large visions available like 1.5 GB downloaded and 3.5
GB installed, which appears with all the whistles and bells like openoffice.org
suite, Thunderbird, GIMP Image Editor, Firefox and more, also as a handy version,
which encloses of all the essential attributes obliged to let Ubuntu functions
at its best.

However, before you
decide to download, do your assignment first by checking the 
compatibility of
your device; just visit this site (http://linuxonandroid.blogspot.com/p/working-devices.html)
for compatibility matters. And you can download Ubuntu Installer for Android
here (

About the Author: 

Stacy Carter is a tech writer and freelance blogger laying out for tech news via online exposures. She is the author of the site: Android Spy where you can get valuable information about spy software program on your cell phone.

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