After years of broken promises and failed campaigns, the smartphone makers are ready to launch the world’s first Ubuntu Phone– BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition — which goes on sale on Monday (February 9) in Europe.
The concept of the ‘Ubuntu phone’ was first conceived by a company named ‘Canonical’, which was behind the Ubuntu Operating System. The company has turned to the mobile makers to make the Ubuntu software a reality for the consumers.
The first ever Ubuntu phone will be initially available for Europe next week.
The much awaited phone will come with a 4.5-inch QHD display, a quad-core MediaTek Cortex A7 processor, and 1.3GHz and 1GB of RAM. It will also comprise an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera.
This revolutionary phone will definitely change the way we interact with the existing smartphones and the apps installed on them. the
The Ubuntu Phone will offer the users with a revolutionary idea of “Scopes” which will integrate content and services in an excitingly new user friendly way rather than just laying them separately in grids as exists in Android and iOS based phones.
Cristian Parrino, vice president of Mobile at Canonical, calls ‘Scopes’ “a gamechanger”.
“Scopes” will enable integration of various apps and services into an easy and comfortable use interface, which will prevent users from struggling while scrolling through screens of icons to find their app.
It will go on sale for nearly USD 194 (or £127) exclusively across the Europe on Monday during a flash sale. The information regarding the website offering the sale and the exact time when the virtual doors will open will be provided on @Ubuntu and @bqreaders on Twitter.