For those who don't know Ubuntu Touch, Ubuntu Touch is a mobile version of Ubuntu OS. Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Announced that the first Ubuntu Phone, made in partnership with BQ named Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition, goes on sale tomorrow in Europe through a series of Flash Sales.
What is BQ?
BQ is a Spanish consumer electronics and software development company. It is one of the main European technology players, with a presence in more than 40 countries. It operates in the sector of multimedia devices, 3D printing and educational robotics and is one of the companies most committed to the DIY and open source philosophy.
The mobile market is already filled up with bundles of latest and greatest smartphones. The Features and day-to-day use applications have been designed for the ease of users. So in this atmosphere Ubuntu touch has to perform outstanding to be noticed by most of the advanced users.
Ubuntu Touch phone includes all the features that we've available in the mobile market today (which is plus point) but honestly speaking the phone lacks applications. Yes. Due to a completely new Operating system in the market, It takes time to develops applications that users need. To battle with the giant companies out there, Applications are arms. Although, applications developement is running and recently we've seen some of the popular and one of the most used applications, have been made available for Ubuntu Touch, Telegram, for example.
Ubuntu Touch is Unlocked
The Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition is dual SIM and completely unlocked so consumers can use it with their current network. Operators such as 3 Sweden, amena.com in Spain, giffgaff in the UK and Portugal Telecom are offering SIM bundles at purchase for buyers in those regions.
And another very important shield to protect from criticism is the hardware. Lets see the hardware specifications that according to me makes a balance between price and performance.
I will let you decide whether or not they have a good shield. But You can also see complete specification here, if you want to.
And finally but most importantly, Price. And don’t worry. You don’t have to sell any body parts to buy the one . It will cost 169.90 Euros (~ $193 / £127). The sale will be onBQ.com
Lets take a walkthrough of Ubuntu Touch in this Video –
The first ever Ubuntu Phone is to launch which is very interesting but for Canonical it is really challenging to set its place in the market. The one of the most Important is the applications development. According to me Hardware specifications seem to be good. Canonical has to work hard to be noticed in the Mobile market. With that note lets wait and watch and see this time Canonical reaches its goal.