Is Ubuntu Phone based on CyanogenMod ?


At first become flushed one may imagine that taking into account remarks like these:

Signs for Ubuntu porting to different gadgets are truly basic since it has the same premise as CyanogenMod 10.1 with Ubuntu Interface Touch running in a holder and got to by means of chroot.”

That sounds a ton like Ubuntu for Phones is in light of CyanogenMod, as well as that it’s by one means or another essentially a skin sitting on top of CyanogenMod. Give me a chance to pass that up at this time: Ubuntu for Phones is not “just a skin”. We’ll get into that somewhat more in a moment. On the off chance that it’s not a skin, what is it?

For one thing, Ubuntu for Phones utilizes the same “premise” as CyanogenMod, by dividing the different layers in such a way, to the point that the UI and a percentage of the working framework are basically the “icing” on top of the “cake”. The cake is the establishment. This makes it less demanding for engineers to concentrate on “tweaking the formula” for different equipment stages. It sounds sort of rearward, since the icing is now done and engineers are heating the cake inside it, yet that is as near to a useful illustration as I can get. That is the way CyanogenMod works together, as well — and it’s ludicrously fruitful! Ubuntu for Phones utilizes a comparable technique, so discharging the OS onto new gadgets shouldn’t be too appallingly troublesome.

In any case what of the opposite side of that gossip, that Ubuntu for Phones is “in light of CyanogenMod”. That part is valid.

Hold up, what?!

You read that effectively! Ubuntu for Phones uses a lot of code that they pull straight from the CyanogenMod vaults. Don’t trust me? Look at the sources underneath. Not just will you see the name of one donor to the CyanogenMod venture, you’ll additionally see the code itself being referenced in numerous spots.

Here’s the place it gets intriguing

CyanogenMod is in light of AOSP. Why didn’t Ubuntu essentially go straight to the source and draw from AOSP as opposed to the CyanogenMod source? Put just, the work had as of now been carried out and CyanogenMod bootstrapped the task, helping them become acquainted with they are today. This paves the way to two inquiries.

Does that mean Ubuntu for Phones is essentially like HTC Sense, or TouchWiz UI?

As Azrienoch from XDA-Developer TV as of late let us know: third Party adaptations of Android aren’t “skins”, they’re totally new forms of Android. Does this mean Ubuntu for Phones is comparative? Is it only one more Android rendition? The response to that is no. Ubuntu for Phones is its own different “thing”.

Will Ubuntu for Phones run Android applications?

No. The Cyanogenmod fork that Ubuntu for Phones is utilizing has been stripped of the Dalvik VM and alternate parts that are expected to run Android applications. Could an emulator or something that can run Android applications be incorporated with Ubuntu for Phones? Of course, much the same as Bluestacks for Windows does today.

Thus, in spite of the fact that Ubuntu for Phones isn’t an adaptation of CyanogenMod or significantly another distro of Android, it does use code from both. That is not shocking since those are in view of Linux regardless. They’re simply obtaining from each other, which kind of makes all of them a player in the same gang.

Does that unmistakable everything up? In case despite everything you’re befuddled or have inquiries or remarks that you’d like to add to the discussion, verify you let us know in the remarks underneath!