Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, the release of the first Meizu phone running Ubuntu has been rescheduled for Q1 2015.
Recently, an image of Ubuntu Touch running on the Meizu MX4 phone has been spotted at GSMArena meaning that Ubuntu Touch is almost ready to debut on the phone market.
We don’t know if Meizu MX4 will be the company’s first Ubuntu phone, but it may be, since MX4 is one of Meizu’s best products.
At the moment, Meizu MX4 is already available with Flyme 4.0 (an Android 4.4.4 derivative) and an 5.3-inch FullHD display with an 1920 x 1152 resolution and Gorilla Glass 3 protection, a MediaTek 6595 octa-core 1.7/2.2 GHz, a PowerVR G6200 GPU, 3 GB of RAM memory, 16/32/64 internal storage, a 20.7 MPX rear camera with 5248 х 3936 pixels, autofocus and LED flash and a 2 MPX front camera, 3100 mAh, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and GPS.
The story so far:
Canonical has been working a lot at Ubuntu Touch, the mobile version of the Ubuntu system, lately. While all the new features are added to the dev-branch, the Ubuntu RTM branch receives only bug-fixes and is the developer’s main focus now, working hard to get it ready for daily usage in early 2015, when the first Ubuntu powered phones, developed by Meizu and Bq are scheduled for release.
For now, Ubuntu Touch RTM is officially supported only on Nexus 4, and uses Ubuntu 14.04 LTS as code base.