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Maru OS again

June 09, 2016 — BarryK
I posted about Maru OS a few months ago:

The project is progressing, and I am seriously thinking of buying a Nexus 5 just so as to try it.


That's interesting, they are saying that you can use your phone to answer calls, send sms's, etc, at the same time as having full Ubuntu desktop on a monitor:

Your phone runs independently of your desktop so you can take a call and work on your big screen at the same time.

I received an email that Maru OS is now available for public download, and plans are progressing to make the source available.

I wondered if I could find a cheap Nexus 5 online. These are getting a bit long-in-the-tooth, I expected secondhand phones to be cheap on But no, people are asking higher price than new for their old Nexus 5. Higher than the current new price anyway. Well, not many places you can buy a new Nexus 5, but I did find a seller here in Australia, 16GB model for AU$265.

Note, the Nexus 5X is a later model, not suitable for Maru OS.

I will think about it overnight. Might go for that new phone at $265.

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