Originally Posted by Advait
OK, good news. I'm here in India so there's a fair number of cheap Chinese made ICS phones. Still, I'll research the particular phone before purchase.
I use Ubuntu 12.04.
It's probably safe to say that just about all Chinese ICS devices should support USB transfer. Because of the prevalence of Windows XP machines here, probably the same for India as well. AFAIK
XP only supports MTP with WMP10 or above.
Although it's currently in Chinese..
...this is what I get on my phone's notification when I plug it into a PC. USB is selected. In fact my cheap Shenzhen
Ampe ICS tablet doesn't even do MTP at all, it's USB only.
Ubuntu 12.04 should be fine with MTP anyway.