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  1. Janterra

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    I've been thinking recently about the fact that android devices are running on Linux kernels, and how that sorta means that android is a "subversion"(if that is even a word) of Linux, just like with chrome is. So my question is, can you actually run/boot into Linux on an android device, properly without any interaction with the android os.
     

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    Welcome to the site! :)

    It's possible to install Linux on a phone, but I don't know how much modification is required to make it run. Phones are being sold with Ubuntu installed on them.
    http://www.ubuntu.com/phone
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Touch/Devices

    Different versions of Linux are called a Distro, short for distribution. ;)
     
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    Yes I know what the versions are called, just didn't believe that android should be classified as Linux, specifically.

    Also thank you for telling me about the unbunto phones, but the thing is that those phones are specifically designed for unbunto and never were meant for running android. Thanks though. :)

    Thanks for that, I didn't know about it. :)
     
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