Time and again, Ubuntu keeps popping up whenever there's some Google product launch. Remember Google's Project Tango or that bit of news about the use of a 'lightly custmozied Ubuntu' in Google's Driverless Car project? Given its widespread use inside Google, it's no surprise than Google is an Ubuntu Advantage Customer.
Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu Linux distribution, today announced the launch of the second Ubuntu phone in partnership with Spanish manufacturer BQ. While it can’t rival any recent (or even older) Android flagship phones in terms of basic specs, the new BQ Aquaris E5 HD is a step up from BQ’s first Ubuntu phone.
With a mediocre 4.5-inch 540×960 display, 1GB of RAM and 1.3 MediaTek A7 processor, the first Ubuntu phone wasn’t exactly a head-turner. The new device still uses the same MediaTek quad-core processor and only 1GB of RAM, but the rest of the specs have improved a bit.