The first Ubuntu phone came out not too long ago, 3 months to be more accurate. BQ was the first manufacturer to come out with Ubuntu running on a phone (the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition). Now, it’s Meizu’s chance. Meizu has taken their MX4 flagship phone and put Ubuntu software on it. For those of you who don’t know who Meizu is, they are a Chinese Phone manufacturer much like Xiaomi, ZTE, and Huawei.
Ubuntu Touch is the operating system made by Canonical and trying to grab market in the smartphone world. The OS does not use any physical buttons, but uses swiping gestures to get whatever you need done. Swiping down from top shows notifications, a full swipe from the right will show all running applications, and a short swipe from the right will switch from the current apps to the last used app. Swiping from the left will show the Launcher that gives you access to your applications and features and lastly, swiping from the bottom will bring up the controls.
The price of this phone is CN¥ 1,799 or about $290 USD. Not too bad for a phone such as this one. As of right now, it’s only available for purchase in China and may be released to other regions of the world at a later date.
Specs for the phone have not changed other than the OS, which was a given, but further on with the specs, it goes as such:
- 5.36″ screen with 1152 x 1920 res.
- Octa-core MediaTek MT6595 chip
- 16/32GB internal storage, 2GB RAM
- 20.7MP RFC, 2MP FFC
- 3,100 mAh battery
- White or gold color
Let’s hope Canonical’s Ubuntu Touch can make some ground by adding this OS to more devices out there, but that will ultimately be up to the OEMs. Either way, seeing another OS out there is a nice change of pace. Plan on getting this phone when it reaches your region? Leave a comment here, on Google +, Facebook, or Twitter.Source: Phone Arena
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