The Linux Firm, Canonical, which creates Ubuntu Operating System has recently made an announcement saying that the company will release its first ever smartphones from two manufacturers in the ongoing year, 2014.
Ubuntu based smartphone, the first ever, by Canonical will be released this year. The manufacturer of this is a Spanish manufacturing company that’s involved in creating multimedia devices and is known by the name BQ, the second manufacture meanwhile is Meizu, which is a Chinese company involves in the manufacturing of smartphones. The phones after launch can be purchased from Ubuntu.com and also the websites of the two manufacturers.
The founder of Canonical, throwing more light on this news said that the company first tried to work with some renowned brands. But, chose BQ and Meizu finally as they wished to launch the device into the market quickly, which seemed somehow impossible with the bigger brands.
The company, meanwhile, is excited about this new venture which they have signed with two household companies, with the sole aim of releasing the device and getting started with this plan in this year. Also, you can expect the release of some tablets from Canonical as well, sooner.
Canoncial when asked about the specification of the devices was not ready to say anything, except that the smartphones and tablets will be based on Ubuntu. And about the unveiling, these will be unveiled at the MWC or Mobile World Congress which is going to be held next week in Barcelona. This will cover the smartphones from Meizu and BQ as well. Meanwhile, rumors say that the device by BQ will feature a dual sim character and the one by Meizu will use similar hardware to what was used in the previous phones by this company.
It’s even being speculated that Canonical is releasing Ubuntu passed phones as an alternative for those that run on Android. They even say that Windows Phone and Blackberry have never been and will not be their competitors. Users of Windows and BB might not switch to the Ubuntu platform, but those who are using Android might be interested in using the same. The company firmly believes that Ubuntu based phones will truly be an option for many users who have till now been using Android.
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