>> Although Samsung have done their best to try to keep that flame burning
It is also possible to run ubuntu on top of an android device but I'm not
sure how well that is currently tested across all available devices.
My main point about Samsung is that they have gone out of their way to
abstract the Android configuration on their devices and it is a royal PITA
for modding. Better off building a complete new CM9 build but that takes
more time to get my head around than I have available.
I don't see why it is not possible to run a different desktop on top of an
"android" targeted device. Once the kernel is built it is just a layer
over the top. The problem is that all the developers are insisting on
working with android which I assume is because of the momentum that has
already been built.
The whole process of booting a device and getting a desktop running is a
separate issue to which desktop is running. There is no reason that
current devices cannot be made to run a standard set of tools. It's just a
matter of building the desktop to allow that experience.
Not having to go through that process will make it easier in some ways but
as the entire UX is touch based that will require a major rewrite of the
UI for most existing x86 apps anyway.
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