Just recently, a new app featured on the Google Play Store can help you run Linux on the existing one Android your smartphone. It is called UserLand, is open source and its code is available at GitHub.
The latest 1.0.0 version of the application follows the latest beta release 0.5.3, which has been under development in recent months. Let's see what the free UserLand application offers.
You should know that Android is based on a modified Linux kernel. So, is it logical that you can use Android to run Linux commands and use tools like ssh? UserLand makes these things easier and allows you to run Linux distributions like Debian and Ubuntu.
The most important feature of this application is that it does not require access from you. Something that is great relief, as rooting exposes one's device to many security flaws and dangers. You can use it to install / uninstall applications like any other regular application.
To use the app, you can either run apps with one click or use custom seasons. The second method involves defining the file and service system (vnc or ssh) you want to use. After that, the application downloads the necessary files, adjusts everything and connects to the router.