Originally Posted by armido
This is good news provided this development makes it possible to replace android with Ubuntu outright on existing tablets in the same manner we install custom ROMs. Good, but less so if it is only available on future tablets...
It's aimed squarely at new devices (phones and tablets) designed to run Ubuntu, and so far no hardware
vendors have announced anything. That's not to say that at some point someone won't port it over, but doing the port for an existing Android tablet is likely to be fairly difficult, and for that matter simply replacing the OS will not be trivial for the user. All you can do right now is cross your fingers and hope some hardware
decides to support it with a cheap
piece of hardware. And if that happens, someone will then have to take up the work of porting OpenCPN
onto this platform.