I've just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on a stick. I set the persistent size to 1GB, which later seem not enough IF you want to upgrade your installation. So I decide to resize my persistent file (casper-rw) in the USB stick using Windows (this was done on Windows 7 64-bit) but it should serve the same for all the others version.
Well, you want a fast smartphone, with no or less bloated software. No fancy widget. No homescreen replacement. Period.
Android, or known by the geek as Andy, is the operating system develop by Google, with the hope to provide an open source based mobile operating system to the masses. It come to live in the end of 2008, but come to main stream on 2009, with the introduction of T-Mobile G1 (or HTC Dream), the first phone to be powered by the new Google mobile OS (using the first version 1.5 known as Cupcake).