[Sugar-devel] Sugar on a $100 tablet!

George Hunt georgejhunt at gmail.com
Wed Sep 11 05:43:58 EDT 2013

I have a nexus, and I'm anxious to learn how to swap out OS, reload stuff,

Does Ubuntu talk directly to the hardware? If so, how much variation is
there in the hardware? If most tablets are based on arm SOC's, this might
work across many hardware platforms.


On Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 1:47 AM, Ruben Rodríguez <quidam at sugarlabs.org>wrote:

> 2013/9/7 George Hunt <georgejhunt at gmail.com>:
> > There's a complex "Sugar on Android" solution. At this point, it's only
> for
> > hackers. But it just might help us achieve the $100 Sugar machine.
> >
> > Refer to http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2151092.
> This sounds like fun, but maybe not that useful for real deployments
> as it probably works quite slowly.
> > I'm inclined to play with the nexus, because there's so much information
> > available on how to add software. Then later I can try it with a $100
> > machine.
> Good news is that I already have Sugar 0.98 running natively (no
> android underneath) on my Nexus 7 on top of Ubuntu.
> http://imgur.com/WMgm3oB
> As a byproduct of packaging 0.98 in deb form -which is something I'm
> working on this days-, and since I have a Nexus, I compiled the debs
> for armhf to play a little bit with them. There are some bugs but it
> worked overall in a very promising way: most things work, including
> frame gestures, maliit, journal, activities and collaboration. It is
> also quite fast.
> If somebody has a nexus and wants to give it a try I can publish the
> debs and a brief howto during the weekend. It is a bit tricky, though.
> Cheers,
> --
> Rubén Rodríguez - SugarLabs.org
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