Home

Ubuntu 13.04 Will Run on the Google Nexus 7 Tablet

nexus-7-tab-32Jono Bacon announced yesterday, October 26th, on his personal blog that the upcoming Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) operating system will support the Nexus 7 tablet from Google.

The Ubuntu Developer Summit for Ubuntu 13.04 will start next Monday, on October 29th and the development team is preparing to give attendees a demonstration of Ubuntu OS on the Google Nexus 7 tablet.

 “A core goal for Ubuntu 13.04 is to get Ubuntu running on a Nexus 7 tablet. To be clear, this is not going to be a tablet Unity interface running on the 8/16GB Nexus 7,” said Jono Bacon on his blog.

“But instead will focus on getting the current Ubuntu Desktop running on the Nexus so that we can ensure pieces such as the kernel, power management and other related areas are working effectively on a tablet device.” he continued.

However, the good news is that Canonical already tested the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) and Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) releases on Nexus 7, and they provide a native installer for it, called Ubuntu Nexus 7 Desktop Installer, with step by step installation instructions (with screenshots).

 

Unfortunately, we don’t have a Google Nexus 7 tablet so we can't test the Ubuntu operating system on it, but from the Ubuntu Wiki page above it looks like the installation is pretty simple. Basically you’ll have to add the PPA for the installer, unlock your tablet, and install Ubuntu on Nexus 7.

If you don’t have a Nexus 7 tablet from Google and you want to buy one, just in case you would like to install Ubuntu on it, please visit its official website.

Don’t forget to visit our website next week, as we will cover the entire Ubuntu Developer Summit for Ubuntu 13.04 event and give you all the latest news from the Canonical world.

Last modified on Saturday, 24 November 2012 00:20
Rate this item
(1 Vote)
344 comments
  • head gasket

    I am sure this piece of writing has touched all the internet viewers, its
    really really pleasant paragraph on building up new web site.

    head gasket Friday, 31 July 2015 03:01 Comment Link
  • http://hapsung.net/?document_srl=148222

    The people who answer the phones, sell the tickets, run public relations and any number of
    remote branch offices. Sloan noted that some office insurance members of Congress.
    They are informal, relaxing, and adds in an additional payroll tax break for those being called the" middle class".

    http://hapsung.net/?document_srl=148222 Saturday, 02 May 2015 15:43 Comment Link
  • Luigi Wewege

    I think the admin of this web page is really working hard in support of his web site, since here every data is
    quality based information.

    Luigi Wewege Saturday, 02 May 2015 02:10 Comment Link
  • best web hosting

    These are really impressive ideas in regarding blogging.
    You have touched some good factors here. Any way keep up wrinting.

    best web hosting Thursday, 30 April 2015 02:39 Comment Link
  • Julie

    I have been browsing online more than 3 hours today,
    yet I never found any interesting article like yours.
    It's pretty worth enough for me. In my view, if all web owners and bloggers
    made good content as you did, the web will be much more useful than ever
    before.

    Julie Wednesday, 08 April 2015 17:13 Comment Link
  • http://mystorange.co/members/lolitarnaykyzd/activity/574470

    It is available for such a trader and that is motor trade insurance to use an insurance brokerage company.

    http://mystorange.co/members/lolitarnaykyzd/activity/574470 Wednesday, 01 April 2015 20:08 Comment Link
  • mba marketing new york

    t include a Meta Description or if Google feels a better description for
    your page could be given by using a web snippet, then the description shown can be up to 320 characters.
    Practice patience because a successful SEO campaign will require plenty
    of this virtue. On page seo generally deals with such areas as optimizing the title tag, the
    anchor tags text, the meta keyword tag, the meta description tag, and the contents in such a way that the search engine can read the source
    code and content of the webpage or website, and know whether
    or not it is relevant to what the user is searching for.

    mba marketing new york Wednesday, 01 April 2015 16:40 Comment Link
  • best seo firms

    Making it online has been tough for a number of years.

    If we were to have clear links like these in all pages moving the user from page to page the
    site is loved. Use site maps - If you have quite
    a huge website, use a site map which enable linkages
    from one page to another.

    best seo firms Wednesday, 01 April 2015 09:58 Comment Link
  • louboutin femme

    BOOOOOO. I saw this earlier and told myself that I would come back later tonight.

    Now, it really is later and they are gone.

    louboutin femme Thursday, 19 March 2015 17:07 Comment Link
  • paid to do surveys

    I truly love your site.. Excellent colors & theme.
    Did you create this website yourself? Please reply back as I'm looking tto create
    my own site and want too find out where you got this from or exactly
    what the theme is called. Cheers!

    paid to do surveys Wednesday, 18 March 2015 08:01 Comment Link
Leave a comment

Make sure you enter the (*) required information where indicated. HTML code is not allowed.