Maru OS 0.6 Okinawa has been released, a desktop environment for smartphones that combines Android and Debian GNU / Linux with the Xfce desktop. The environment is designed for comfortable work both on the smartphone screen and with a fixed monitor or TV, keyboard and mouse. Project developments are distributed under the Apache 2.0 license.
Unlike existing Linux-environments for Android (for example, Debian noroot, GNURoot Debian, Complete Linux Installer and Linux Deploy), Maru OS provides a closer integration of Linux-container with Android and automated mode selection - when connecting a monitor via HDMI is provided access to the Xfce desktop in a Debian environment, and when working from a smartphone screen, an Android interface is offered. The downside of this integration is the delivery not in the form of a chroot image, but in the form of a self-sufficient Android-based firmware, including a container with a full-featured Debian GNU / Linux, in which you can install deb-packages, run office applications and the Chromium browser, access SD card, which is also used by applications in Android.