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.
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