Ubuntu phones to be made by Meizu and bq

Canonical, the company behind the popular Linux distribution Ubuntu, has just revealed the partners who will be delivering its promise of an Ubuntu-powered smartphone. Manufacturers Meizu from China and bq from Spain will be launching Ubuntu phones, probably in late 2014.

Ubuntu Touch phone launches pushed till 2015

Canonical began teasing an Ubuntu Touch hardware partner back in December. At the time Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth mentioned how they had concluded their first set of agreements. Shuttleworth didn't offer any specifics in terms of who the partner(s) would be, however at the time he was suggesting these devices would begin showing up later in 2014. It seems there has been a bit of a change in plan though, and now those handsets are not expected to arrive until sometime net year.

Ubuntu Touch device support dwindles

Canonical has announced some changes in terms of device support for Ubuntu Touch. The list once included the 2012 and 2013 variants of the Nexus 7 as well as the Nexus 10 for tablets and the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 4 for smartphones. Furthermore, many were expecting support to be added for the Nexus 5. Moving forward though, the list will be cut to one tablet and one smartphone.

Ubuntu and Android dual-boot developer preview released

There have been a few dual-boot solutions for Android users. One in particular came from MoDaCo and allowed users to dual-boot between the stock and GPe versions of software on the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S 4. And well, it looks like there is another option for those looking to dual-boot Ubuntu and Android.
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