February 26, 2014

First Look at the First Two Ubuntu Handsets

Last week Canonical announced that Ubuntu would ship on handsets from two companies, BQ and Meizu, later this year. This week at MWC in Barcelona the hardware was on display—or at least, prototype hardware was.

Canonical had a working version of the Meizu handset and a plastic model of the BQ. The Meizu MX3 is a fully functional device that's already on the market (running Android) with a Samsung Exynos Octo processor and an 1800×1080 screen.

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The MX3 running Ubuntu (albeit a slightly old build, or so I was told).

Read more at Ars Technica