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Intel Unveils Android Phones that Can Also Run Debian GNU/Linux

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Canonical is no longer the only company that wants to converge Linux-based platforms across desktop and mobile devices. Intel has now gotten into the game as well with an Android OS that can also run a desktop Linux software stack when plugged into an external display.

The phone, which Intel put on display at Mobile World Congress this week, is similar to Canonical's Ubuntu for Phones -- and even more similar to the company's deprecated Ubuntu for Android platform. The Intel platform takes a phone running Android, connects to an external display and gives users a complete desktop GNU/Linux environment.

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