Convert your Android device into a complete Linux desktop computer
Here's a project that can be a complete delight for open source lovers. Zac Powell has developed a Complete Linux Installer App, which allows users to install Linux on their Android devices alongside the Android operating system. The project has been launched as a new Indiegogo campaign to turn your Android device into a full Linux desktop computer.
In its current form, the app allows users to install some of the popular distributions including Ubuntu, Debian and Fedora on Android devices. After that, you can boot Linux as an app. Once your favourite open source desktop is booted, you can connect to the desktop via VNC. You can also do that by switching away from the Linux window and starting a VNC Android app. But in order to do all this, the Android device needs to be rooted.
This project aims to improve the convergence between a mobile device and a desktop by providing a better Complete Linux Installer to work with a Linux desktop over HDMI or on the device’s screen. That's not all. Users can access the storage of both operating systems. The app also offers some other integration features including the ability to play audio from Linux via the device’s speakers. Users can also view the Android notifications from within Linux. Zac is also working to enable sending emails and text messages from within Linux via accounts set up in Android.