Smartphone Maker bq brings early 2015 Ubuntu smartphone to Europe




The Spanish manufacturer of smartphones bq brings early 2015 the first smartphone with Ubuntu in Europe. That says a CEO of Canonical. The Chinese manufacturer Meizu will be Ubuntu smartphone only release their own homeland.

The release is planned for early 2015 and the software is now ready; Canonical has a rtm version of Ubuntu for smartphones sent to manufacturers, writes PC World, based on an interview with a top executive of the mobile version of the Ubuntu developer.

Canonical has not said when the smartphone bq comes with Ubuntu, but the CEO holds it in “early 2015”, which it seems likely that the device must be within a few months on the market. The model of Meizu appear around the same time, but only in China.

The site OmgUbuntu spent last week the expected specifications and price out of the bq model. It would be a converted cat version of the Android device Aquaris e4.5 with 4.5 “screen with 960×540 pixels and a quad-core soc MediaTek. The unit would not cost more than 149 euros.

Canonical announced the version for smartphones of its Linux distro in January 2013. The first stable version was published about a year ago. Ubuntu comes a competitor with a familiar name for existing smartphone operating systems like Android, iOS, Windows Phone and BlackBerry.


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