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Ubuntu on Phones, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Beta 1 Plans

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  • Ubuntu to Show Off Community Ports on OnePlus One & Sony Xperia Z1 at MWC 2016
  • Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition Announced, Comes with Samsung Exynos 7420, 5.7-Inch Display, 21.16MP Camera

    Chinese consumer electronics company Meizu is picking up their Pro 5 smartphone and repackaging it to create another version which is the Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition. According to a report by Slash Gear, the Chinese OEM has teamed up with Canonical, which is the developer of the Ubuntu mobile platform.

    It's not the first time though that Meizu has introduced a mobile device packed with the Ubuntu operating system. Tech Radar reported that Meizu has built four already. And despite the fact that Android and iOS are the leaders in the operating system world, Canonical isn't shying away in presenting their product to the world.

  • Sony Xperia and OnePlus One will get convergent Ubuntu images soon

    Just days after announcing the Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition high-end smartphone, Canonical has announced that Sony Xperia Z1 and OnePlus One devices will be getting a ROM which users can flash to those devices, the ROMs will come with support for convergence - meaning you can transform your phone into a full-fledged desktop by plugging in a monitor or keyboard and mouse. Both devices running Ubuntu will be shown off at Mobile World Congress (Hall 3 Booth 3J30).

  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Beta 1 Launches February 25, Remains Based on Linux Kernel 4.4.1

    On February 19, 2016, Canonical's Joseph Salisbury reports for the Ubuntu community the latest news from the Ubuntu Kernel Team, which just released their weekly newsletter with information about the latest kernel work for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

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