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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Asia Briefs: APAC operator capex up 4.2% in 2014, Acer expands IoT partnerships & more

APAC operator capex rose 4.2% in 2014 Global telecoms operator capex growth outpaced revenue growth last year, with capex expanding 2.9 per cent to $352 billion while service revenue inched up 0.4 per cent $1.99 trillion, according to IHS Infonetics. …

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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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Vendors queuing to launch Ubuntu smartphones – Shuttleworth

There is a “queue of vendors” looking to launch Ubuntu-powered devices, following the launch of the first commercial smartphone by vendor BQ last month, Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical, told Mobile World Live. “The pitch there is first a fresh …

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China Mobile launches Ubuntu contest for developers

China Mobile and Canonical have launched the ‘Ubuntu Developer Innovation Contest’ to engage developers “with the next generation of mobile experiences on Ubuntu – which don’t revolve around apps and the app icon grid”. Contest submissions can include Scopes and …

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