The much-anticipated and much-awaited Ubuntu phone is now going to be a reality as the smartphone makers are finally ready to launch the world’s first Ubuntu Phone, named BQ Aquaris E4.5, after years of failed campaigns.
The first Ubuntu Edition will go on sale on Monday (February 9) only in Europe.
Canonical, which was behind the Ubuntu Operating System, is the company that has given the concept of the ‘Ubuntu phone’.
The company approached many mobile makers to develop an Ubuntu software and a unique phone based on the technology a reality for the consumers.
According to the reports, the first edition of Ubuntu phones will be available for European customers initially.
The phones will go on sale for about USD 194 (or £127) during a flash sale exclusively in Europe on Monday.
Here are the features of BQ Aquaris E4.5:
- A 4.5-inch QHD display
- A quad-core MediaTek Cortex A7 processor
- 3GHz and 1GB of RAM
- An 8-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera
- “Scopes” based use interface
What is ‘Scopes’?
‘Scopes’ technology promises a revolutionary phone user interface which will definitely change the way the users interact with the smartphone models.
Cristian Parrino, vice president of Mobile at Canonical, believes “Scopes technology is going to be a gamechanger”.
With the idea of “Scopes”, the developers intend to integrate services and content in an amazingly user friendly way. This will be a completely brand new format in which the apps will appear in a unique way rather than the existing method of laying down separately in grids in the Android and iOS based phones.
The basic idea is to integrate various services and apps into a comfortable user interface that would prevent users from adopting the existing way of scrolling down through screens of icons to find their app.
The interested customers can visit @Ubuntu and @bqreaders on Twitter to avail the information regarding when the website will begin the sale and the exact time when the virtual doors will be open.