Most Likely, Meizu MX3 Will Be The First Ubuntu Touch Smartphone

Hello Linux Geeksters. Despite the fact that Canonical did not officially confirm that Meizu will release the first Ubuntu Touch smartphone, new information has been leaked to the press.

According to gizchina, Meizu MX3 that was presented at CES 2014 in Las Vegas was using the official Ubuntu certification logo, meaning that the Chinese phone uses hardware 100% compatible with Ubuntu Touch.

Most Likely, Meizu MX3 Will Be The First Ubuntu Touch Smartphone

The hardware specifications of Meizu MX3:

  • 5.1 inch Shart display with Full HD resolution
  • 1.6 GHz Octa-Core Samsung Exynos 5410 CPU
  • 2 GB of RAM, 128 GB internal storage
  • 8 MPX rear camera with LED flash and 2 MPX front camera
  • Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and WiFi

For those who don’t know, Ubuntu Touch is officially supported only on the Google Nexus smartphones and tablets, despite the fact that it has been experimenally ported on OPPO Find 5, Pantech Vega Iron, Xperia Tablet Z and many other phones/tablets. The first stable version of Ubuntu Touch, based on Ubuntu 13.10, has been officially optimized to work on LG Nexus 4, but it is not mature enough to compete with Android yet. After the latest Mir updates, Ubuntu Touch can be successfully installed on all the existing Google Nexus devices: LG Nexus 4, Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10, except Nexus 5.

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