The Galaxy S II isn’t even officially available yet in the U.S., but it’s already been rooted, overclocked, and the first few custom ROMs are coming up as well. I used to run Ubuntu on my original Galaxy S (Just for fun of course, you can’t effectively use Ubuntu on a 4″ screen), so I decided to port Ubuntu to the Galaxy S II.
As you can see in the photo above, I succeeded. Ubuntu on the Galaxy S II works as a proof-of-concept, but it has a few major bugs:
- It’s not running natively, only through VNC
- Resolution is to high
- The performance isn’t particularly good
- Stability issues
- LXDE (Unity or Gnome3 preferred)
- No browser (yet, Firefox doesn’t run)
Those can be overcome, but it will definitely take some time. I’ll release a beta version soon, but for now you can check out the screenshots after the break.