Samsung cuts Windows from the loop, shows Ubuntu Linux running on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8

by Surur
November 13, 2017

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A few weeks ago we posted that Samsung has started work on bringing Linux to their Samsung Dex environment running on their flagship Android handsets.

Samsung noted then:

Installed as an app, Linux on Galaxy gives smartphones the capability to run multiple operating systems, enabling developers to work with their preferred Linux-based distributions on their mobile devices. Whenever they need to use a function that is not available on the smartphone OS, users can simply switch to the app and run any program they need to in a Linux OS environment.

Now Samsung has uploaded a concept video of what they want Linux on Galaxy to be like when it matures, allowing the sophisticated development of Android apps on an Android phone itself (and cutting Windows and MacOS completely out of the loop.)

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Linux on Galaxy is still in a trial phase, but developers who are interested can get an early notification of availability by sign up at

Of course, running an ARM-based OS as a guest on a smartphone does open up the possibility of one day running Windows on ARM on a Galaxy Smartphone, made all the more possible with Microsoft selling the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus from the Microsoft Store


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