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Ubuntu for Android provides access to media created and stored on a smartphone
Ubuntu for Android also provides access to all the media stored on the device (pictured) and will show which Android apps are installed.
You cannot currently install apps from the Android Market onto a device while docked, but Canonical's Collins said there was no reason that this functionality could not be added at a later date.
Naturally, docking a smartphone with Ubuntu for Android brings up Ubuntu's own music and video playback software. It also uses standard Ubuntu apps for things like managing photos — Shotwell, in this case.
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