Linux On Galaxy, the new convergence of Samsung and Gnu / Linux

Samsung's Linux On Galaxy

Samsung is also betting on Gnu / Linux. And although it has not created its own distribution, it will have a future related to Gnu / Linux. Samsung has presented last week the Linux On Galaxy project. This project means that Samsung's high-end smartphones, that is, the Galaxy family, can run any Gnu / Linux distribution.

Samsung's intention is to create the famous Convergence that other companies such as Canonical or Microsoft have wanted to carry out. Thus, Samsung users will be able to run any application on their smartphone or have a complete computer thanks to its DeX accessory.

At the moment, Samsung will launch an app for Android that will allow us to run any Gnu / Linux application on the smartphone. It is not a virtualization as it happens with other systems since it will use the Linux kernel that all Android systems have. In order to run these applications, in addition to the Samsung app, the user will have to install a Gnu / Linux distribution, including the great Ubuntu.

Linux On Galaxy will use the Android kernel to function

Later, Samsung wants this app to expand and be able to turn the smartphone into a complete desktop PC that we can use with a mouse, keyboard and monitor. This what now available with the Samsung Galaxy S8 and DeX accessory, it will be brought to all smartphones in the Galaxy range and with the Gnu / Linux desktop.

Linux On Galaxy looks like it will be a promising project since Convergence is useful for many users, but it seems that no company wants to bring it to fruition. Currently, the only project that exists is called MaruOS which tries to bring Debian to our smartphone. So we might think that the Convergence has been a failure, but has it really been or has it just had a bad approach? Linux On Galaxy seems to be promising and surely has a lot of followers, well the smartphones of the Galaxy family are numerous, But Will Samsung keep this project for a long time? What do you think?

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  1.   Pauet said

    In principle it sounds very good to me but let's wait to see the result, I hope it was a way to bring GNU-Linux to the desktop.