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[The rumor mill] Xiaomi said to work on Linux-powered laptop

Xiaomi is rapidly becoming one of the most popular OEMs on a global level, and it is accordingly spreading its wings outside the mobile spectrum. It appears that the Manufacturer is seriously planning to get on the laptop business with a Linux OS powered device that should launch in 2016.

 

Xiaomi laptop rumored

 

The rumor mill does not go in deep detail yet, but it appears that Xiaomi will get a laptop out in the second quarter of 2016. It may be a Chromebook or a Windows-powered laptop but it could have an all-metal build for all we know. The image above shows a possible device similar to Apple’s MacBook Air. It will probably be targeted at the budget spectrum of the niche market since that would be the best move the manufacturer could do right now.

 

The Xiaomi laptop is rumored to have a 12.5 to 13.3-inch display and it should be an ultra-thin portable laptop with a metal finish. Some rumors say it will run on a Linux OS version , but things can change. The Chrome-OS laptop could be a better choice since it would appeal to a larger audience.

 

In the meantime, Huawei, Xiaomi’s biggest Chinese rival, is said to work on its own laptop destined for business professionals. We are not sure these rumors about laptops coming from OEMs renowned for their mobile devices are real but we can only wait and see. We shall know for sure when either of the two companies decides to make some official statements regarding these rumors.

 

Source: GIZMOCHINA via AndroidCommunity

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Ubuntu Phone goes global – cheap and special, but do you really want one?

Ubuntu Phone! They’re a new thing this year, and they just got viral globally. It appears that the smartphones are finally set to launch everywhere, not just in Europe and China. The Spanish manufacturer BQ will start shipping the Aquarius E5 Ubuntu everywhere, and other manufacturers using the OS on their phones may soon follow.

 

Ubuntu phone

Why should you be excited about the Ubuntu phone?

 

Let’s be honest, most of us will not remember this device by its name but by its OS, at least for now. The E5 Ubuntu edition has a rather low cost at €199.90; price tag which mirrors its tech specs: 5” 720 x1280p screen, 1.7 GHz quad core MediaTek chip with 1 GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory. But it’s not all about the specs, right? It’s all about the joy and exclusive feeling of having a Linux-OS smartphone.

 

The OS is selling itself on the change in app-to-app user function as it uses some customizable scopes to bring related contents to a single home screen. You won’t be using as many apps because you would plug in your services to a scope.

 

If you’re in the US, you may just want to pass on this device if you are really connected to your virtual world. The $200 Ubuntu phone has no LTE and the HSPA+ antennas don’t support AT&T and T Mobile frequencies. Even if you live in other countries, you may want to check if your preferred carriers have 900 and 2100 MHz HSPA+ support if you need the device to work on the Internet.

 

Source: The Verge