Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Canonical has recently announced that BQ and Meizu are the first mobile manufacturers of Ubuntu Touch powered phones.
BQ Aquaris and Meizu MX3 running with Ubuntu Touch has been spotted at Canonical’s booth from the Mobile World Congress 2014.
Hardware specs of the Meizu MX3 running Ubuntu Touch:
Meizu MX3 has a 5.1 display with 1800 x 1080 resolution, a Samsung Exynos 5410 Octa-Core CPU, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, 8 megapixel camera will most likely run Ubuntu Touch flawless.
Hardware specs of BQ Aquaris running Ubuntu Touch:
BQ Aquaris has a 5 inch display with a 720 x 1280 resolution, a quad-core MediaTek 1.2 GHz Cortex A& CPU with a PowerVR SGX544 @ 286 MHz GPU, 1 GB of RAM memory, 16 GB internal memory and microSD slot, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS, an 8 MPX rear camera with autofocus and flash and 1.2 MPX front camera and a 2100 mAh battery.
The two phones running Ubuntu Touch have been demoed in the below video:
For those who don’t know, Canonical has been working a lot at Ubuntu Touch, the mobile version of Ubuntu. While the initial plan was to make it available for all the Google Nexus smartphones and tablets, the developers have dropped the support for Galaxy Nexus, Google Nexus 7 2012 and Google Nexus 10, Ubuntu Touch being officially available only for the Google Nexus 4 smartphone and the Google Nexus 7 2013 tablet. Also, Canonical has recently announced that Meizu and BQ will be the first two Ubuntu Touch phone manufacturers.
While there aren’t a lot of applications for Ubuntu Touch yet available, Canonical’s Mark Shuttleworth hopes that by the time the first Ubuntu Touch powered phones hit the market, the top 50 Android/iOS apps will be available for Ubuntu Touch. Ubuntu Touch uses Unity 8 as the default desktop environment, which recently got new Unity Scopes and a Scopes Store, a feature that is not yet available on Ubuntu 14.04 for desktop.
Also worth mentioning, Mark’s Shuttleworth big dream is to reach full desktop-mobile convergence somewhere between the releases of Ubuntu 14.10 and Ubuntu 15.04 (between October 2014 and April 2015).
via OMG! Ubuntu