Original video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_--zcmqIyRI
Part 2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bB-icTl2J-c
I was surprised how many programs had keyboard support (GTA III looked great, i suppose i shouldn't be surprised since it is a port of a desktop game.. impressive none-the-less).
I could definitely see myself using this on an extended vacation or such, and with some more time for google and application developers to get used to this usage type, i can really see it working very well, and it's not impossible it could start to encroach on windows' territory.
Either way I love the idea of walking around with a full desktop in my pocket that doubles as an entertainment device, phone, gaming platform. The future is indeed bright.
Thankfully, there's this:
Got it on my Transformer. ARM Debian tablet with a keyboard and all day battery life? YES PLZ
- docking the phone into the trackpad area, using the phone as a trackpad + other cool stuff suddenly possible
- Ubuntu instead of the crappy, crappy OS it used in laptop mode
I'm also open to any GNote stuff like this if anyone has!
Ubuntu for Android is a full linux OS. Its not Android. Its a full distro in your pocket. That's powerful and compelling. My Transformer? Its a toy.
This discussion and the previous one about Ubuntu on Android prompted me to finish a blog post I'd written a while back on the subject: http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=3622729
1: Competition isn't useless, especially if they take slightly different angles.
2: This works with your existing phone. Ubuntu for Android requires a new handset.
3: It's available NOW.