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Get Ubuntu on your Galaxy Nexus

A new Linux-based OS will be throwing itself into the mix next year. Will you be tempted?

Ubuntu OS will be making its way onto smartphones in early 2014 – but Galaxy Nexus owners will be able to try it out in the next few weeks.

From our first glimpse, Ubuntu OS looks like a refreshing entrant to the smartphone party. With easy app switching and plenty of gestures and swipes to bring up menus and multitasking it certainly looks slick, and with an added dock for desktop shenanigans to boot, we’re looking forward to seeing it in action

Android users can revel in the fact that their devices should be able to run the Ubuntu OS with minimal fuss. Galaxy Nexus owners, meanwhile, will be able to jump aboard the Linux bandwagon even sooner, with a downloadable OS image available over the next few weeks.

Head on over to Ubuntu now for the full lowdown and a demo of the OS in action.

[Ubuntu via The Verge]

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Dan is Editor-in-chief of Stuff, working across the magazine and the Stuff.tv website.  Our Editor-in-Chief is a regular at tech shows such as CES in Las Vegas, IFA in Berlin and Mobile World Congress in Barcelona as well as at other launches and events. He has been a CES Innovation Awards judge. Dan is completely platform agnostic and very at home using and writing about Windows, macOS, Android and iOS/iPadOS plus lots and lots of gadgets including audio and smart home gear, laptops and smartphones. He's also been interviewed and quoted in a wide variety of places including The Sun, BBC World Service, BBC News Online, BBC Radio 5Live, BBC Radio 4, Sky News Radio and BBC Local Radio.

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