The only requirement for this to run is a rooted phone (which my Pixel 2 XL is) and the instructions were pretty easy to get Linux Deploy to work. Once that was in I could choose from a variety of Linux distros such as Ubuntu, Arch Linux, Debian, etc and depending on which one, then also the version and some desktop UIs. Its not everything as I noticed I could install latest Ubuntu with MATE desktop but did not see Kubuntu by default, although I see there is a custom option too.
Internet browsing and app installs are working fine, but I was having trouble mounting a local folder on the phone to browse its data, and also to browse my computer. But I could access my Nextcloud server and get files from there. It works perfectly fast enough.
To be honest a phone's screen is a bit small to do decent work on, so I see two useful scenarios maybe for this:
1. Boot it as-is and display via Chromecast to a TV screen, and just connect a Bluetooth keyboard/mouse to operate it.
2. Boot it and with its in-built VNC server you access it with a VNC Viewer from any other computer to control it.
Why? Well because you have this "desktop computer" all configured in your pocket wherever you are with browser, documents, office software, all your settings etc ready to go.
It's just a pity there is not better documentation on tweaking some of the settings. But I'll do a short video tomorrow on what my set-up looks like.
See how to install it at How to install Ubuntu on your Android device
Read the post: https://goo.gl/9kNlWu How to download and install Ubuntu onto your Android smartphone or tablet. Download the AndroidAuthority App: https://pl...