Monday, April 13, 2015

The first smartphone on Ubuntu platform was released to the mass market

The developers of the operating system Ubuntu Canonical announced the release of the first mass-market Ubuntu-smartphone. Device called Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition will cost 170 euros.

Buyers can purchase this device, since February, place your order on the website of the Spanish company BQ, and in March the producer to sell small batches of devices. However, all restrictions on the sale were taken just now.
Ubuntu creator started the company to raise funds in the summer of 2013. The goal was set very seriously - get the amount of $ 32 million, which was supposed to go to the release of the smartphone upper price range Ubuntu Edge . As a result, there was collected and half the amount requested, the result was only $ 12.8 million.
It does not force developers to abandon plans to release Ubuntu-smartphone, resulting in a Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition. From a technological point is the average model. For this reason, the question arises whether there is enough performance to be smooth operation of the operating system. By the way, the developers did not call platform Ubuntu Phone or Ubuntu Touch, and followed the example of Microsoft and did not share the mobile and desktop versions of the OS using the names.
In Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition installed 4.5-inch display with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels.As a platform solution supports quad-core MediaTek processor cores with Cortex-A7, operates at a frequency of 1.3 GHz. Amount of RAM is 1 GB. Flash memory provides 8 GB.Also aware of the cameras a resolution of 8 megapixels and 5.
Shell Ubuntu, running on Aquaris E4.5, developed with an emphasis on content consumption. Its interface has separate home screens, aggregating content from various types of applications. For example, there is a screen for music, screen applications, the screen for news, and so on. D. This eliminates the need to frequently run multiple applications and switch between them.