Yesterday, Ubuntu announced Ubuntu for Android. This new product basically allows you to run the entire Ubuntu Linux distribution on your Android smartphone connected to an external display and keyboard and mouse.

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When your Android smartphone is docked and connected to input devices and a screen, the smartphone will run the Unity interface using the peripherals, fully integrating with Android itself. Ubuntu will tap into the phone's address book, email, music and SMS applications, even going so far as to sending and receiving calls. Browser sessions are shared between the two environments as well, and you can run Android applications in the Unity interface. Heck, even your launcher works in Ubuntu.

Funny, I was thinking just the other day that if I could connect a keyboard and a screen to my phone, maybe I wouldn't need a laptop at all.

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