BQ brings first Ubuntu phone next week




The Spanish manufacturer BQ brings the first Ubuntu phone next week in Europe. The smartphone maker lays the Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition not in the store, but sell it only to interested parties through “flash sales” in places in Europe.

Where those places, BQ and Canonical announced via their Twitter accounts. Next, the phone for a short time available at the said location, after which removes the possibility to purchase the unit. BQ and Canonical have this plan unfolded at a private event for which the manufacturer on Facebook Report does.

The phone has a 4.5 “screen with a resolution of 960×540 pixels and runs on a quad-core MediaTek MT6582-soc, with four Cortex A7 cores at 1.3GHz. It is a modified version of the already longstanding Aquaris E4.5.

The mobile version of Ubuntu for several years in the making. Canonical unveiled the mobile version of its operating system about two years ago. Canonical wants with the OS group content from various sources and display clearly on pages, such as a combination of videos from the phone, YouTube and Vimeo. The control works largely with gestures on the edge of the screen. It is the first time that a phone actually comes with the operating system. The Auqaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition is 169.90 euros.


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