Ubuntu on cell phones/tablets

Jörn Schönyan joern.schoenyan at web.de
Sat Oct 31 11:28:22 UTC 2015

On Samstag, 31. Oktober 2015 11:42:27 CET, Steven Duckworth wrote:
> Greetings!
> I would dearly love to install the Ubuntu OS on my cell phone, 
> but am aware that there are only certain models which are 
> currently compatible, besides the Aquaris phones available to 
> purchase (only available in certain countries 
> http://www.ubuntu.com/phone/devices).
Yes, only a few phones are compatible. Some Google Nexus devices seem the 
best bet right now. But Ubuntu Phone is barely usable, there are really a 
lot of issues. 
> Have any Lubuntu/Ubuntu users on this group had any 
> experience/success with this? My current phone is an LG L70 
> (apparently not compatible with Ubuntu or Cyanogenmod).
> Also, please give feedback on experiences with rooting your 
> phone/workarounds, and what OSs you have had success with.
About tablets: there are some cheap i386 tablets, like the Dell Venue 8 Pro 
3845, these can run linux, but there are issues with the drivers. Afaik 
Ubuntu still isn't really compatible with 32bit-UEFI, so only Debian 32bit 
Jessie or newer support this (I don't know other distributions which 
support 32bit-UEFI out-of-the-box, but they may exist).
> Apologies for this not being strictly Lubuntu related, but I 
> think the info would be useful as the subject of "device 
> convergence" is quite topical.
> Thank you.
> Steve

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