Ubuntu, more famous for its operating system has after a long wait has finally launched its Ubuntu Phone in the European markets. The Aquaris E4.5 running on Ubuntu OS for Mobiles is a limited edition low budget phone and is available now in only European Markets for euro 169.90 which makes roughly US $ 187. If you are tired of iOS, Android, CyanogenMod and other clones of iOS and Android then the Ubuntu Touch powered Aquaris E4.5 is the smartphone certainly for you with completely different look and feel. Here we will discuss some brief specifications and overview. You can also like to read the in depth review of Ubuntu Touch.
“UBUNTU PHONE IS NOT YET ANOTHER IOS OR ANDROID CLONE.
Many of us first listened the name of Ubuntu years back when we got the Linux Flavor named Ubuntu. And then some two years ago Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu announced to launch the Ubuntu for phones in fact the single platform for all the Electronic devices including TV, PC, Tablets and smartphones. The same concept is adopted recently by Microsoft in its Windows 10.
After two years, Canonical finally announced the smartphone powered by Ubuntu in partnership with BQ, the Aquaris E4.5. Aquaris E4.5 by BQ is a low-budget phone and runs Android over it. The Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition has 4.5-inch screen with qHD display and with resolution of 540 x 960. With MediaTek A7 Quad-Core processor of 1.3 GHz processing speed, and has Mali 400 GPU. The Aquaris E4.5 has 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB internal storage. Backed by 2150 mAh battery, the latest Ubuntu Edition of BQ will be equipped with 8 MP camera at back and a 5 MP camera at front for selfie lovers. With no LTE support, it will fall in the low-specs phone.
While talking of competition, the Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition will face big competition from other low cost Android phones like Motorola Moto G and different other budget phones running on Android. But here comes the difference and we raised it in the beginning. Ubuntu is only for someone who is tired of iOS, Android and their clones and want to feel a complete difference on its phone as Ubuntu is designed to give you content directly to home screens with rich user experience through Scopes. Scopes is a UI paradigm to provide you more customizing features like you can get video content from different sources like Vimeo, YouTube on the same page including music and other multimedia.
You cannot get directly your Acquris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition as it will only be available at selected markets of Europe. Or if you follow the twitter accounts @ubuntu and @bqreaders, you can get the latest updates about the phone. Canonical promises to deliver something sooner for US markets as well. But it did not disclose the plans yet.