Not when, but who would turn the quad-core mobile device into a computer and the winner turned out to be ubuntu.
There are currently 4 mobile OS
- 1. Windows
- 2. iOS
- 3. BB
- 4. Android
and now a 5th one Ubuntu.
Basically all you require are
1. Docking port with HDMI support – All production mobile devices have HDMI support
2. Good processor speed – Quad – Core
3. Last but not least, the phone charger.
As of Q1, 2014 laptops need to be redefined or better have a good use. The current mobiles are getting more powerful. With laser keyboards and projector type displays, the physical keyboard and monitor are all but off.
According to Canonical a phone needs the following requirements
- Dual-core 1 GHz CPU
- Video acceleration: shared kernel driver with associated X driver; OpenGL, ES/EGL
- Storage: 2 GB for OS disk image
- HDMI: video-out with secondary framebuffer device
- USB host mode
- 512 MB RAM
Ubuntu OS mobile eases your going into settings to change something. It lets you swipe to do the settings. It is a full Ubuntu mobile OS system, but a distilled version of the desktop version having a launcher on the left. It has drop down from the top to go to the respective settings from network to muting the sound. All message notification is under one notification, messages, anything from Skype or your favorite messenger. The apps screen scrolls vertically. To return home, pull the launch bar and click home or if you are in an app swipe the screen from the left, it takes you back to home. The limitation come to storage space, of course unless you use a cloud services to store your emails, photos. You could have one cloud service for your emails, one to save your photos.
I am all but in favor of the Ubuntu mobile device for the limitation on Android. The best part on the Ubuntu is to transform a mobile device to an full fledged desktop OS.
Apple seems to be far off from producing a quad-core chip even with the A6X.