Meizu set for Euro Ubuntu smartphone launch

The first Ubuntu-powered device from Chinese vendor Meizu is set for a European launch this week, accompanied by an unusual launch invitation process. From Thursday, Meizu’s website will feature an “interactive origami wall”, which will feature “fun and interesting glimpses …

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BQ and Canonical debut next Ubuntu smartphone

BQ and Canonical announced Aquaris E5 HD Ubuntu Edition, the second Ubuntu-powered mobile to come from the vendor. Alberto Mendez, CEO of BQ, said: “We have devised the BQ-Canonical collaboration as a long term project. Our next objective, which we …

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Meizu debuts Ubuntu phone for developers in China

Meizu, one of the two named partners for Ubuntu-powered smart devices, is making available its Ubuntu MX4 smartphone for developers in China, in what was described as “the first of a series of launches”. The device will also be sold …

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Alibaba invests $590M in Chinese smartphone maker Meizu

China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba Group announced today it will invest $590 million to take a minority stake in mainland mobile phone maker Meizu Technology, giving it a captive hardware platform for its mobile operating system. Alibaba didn’t specify the size of …

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First Ubuntu mobile makes its way to market

European device maker BQ will next week launch the long-anticipated first smartphone powered by Ubuntu, which has been described as offering a “much-needed change from what is available today”. Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition will be made available via ‘flash sales’ …

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China Watch: Possible patent trouble for smartphone makers, MVNOs start to take off & more

Mobile World Live’s Asia editor Joseph Waring provides a weekly update on developments in the world’s largest mobile market: China’s MVNOs start to take off The head of China Virtual Operators’ Industry Alliance said that the country’s MVNOs will sign …

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