Can you get a mobile with Ubuntu Phone currently?

Bq Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition

It seems that by now, when many have forgotten Ubuntu Edge, asking a question like the one in the title seems silly. However, several users are already talking about it and it seems that currently it is practically impossible or very difficult to get a smartphone with Ubuntu Phone.

This should not be so there are four smartphones with Ubuntu Pĥone, but of these terminals, only one can be obtained and to do so you have to get on a waiting list, if we really want to pay for an expensive mobile, in this case we are talking about getting the Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition.

Yes, apparently the Spanish brand BQ is not selling any of its Ubuntu Edition mobiles, at least in a new way since in its outlet section or through its distributors we can get a unit, but it is not guaranteed since the stock of the terminals has been exhausted.

Although it is difficult to buy an Ubuntu Phone, the market will soon receive new models

The news is important because a mobile ecosystem without mobile phones does not seem to make much sense, but for the most experts on the subject, this is just a coincidence. Meizu is currently expected to release a new terminal based on your Meizu MX6 mobile y BQ is working on a totally new terminal I would have Ubuntu Phone as standard. This time does not mean that Ubuntu Phone is impossible to obtain.

If we really want to have a new mobile with Ubuntu Phone, the best option is UBPorts. UBPorts is a website where we will find custom Ubuntu Phone roms for certain mobiles. Thus, we can install Ubuntu Phone after buying the mobile and even compare Android and Ubuntu Phone performance in the same terminal. In any case, it is still paradoxical that this situation is created, even more so when Canonical is working with companies.

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  1.   luclinux said

    Interestingly, 1 week ago I bought a BQ E5 Ubuntu Edition, as you mention from the BQ Outlet (on eBay) After thinking about it a lot (because honestly, almost all the reviews take away the desire to change Android for Ubuntu) I bought it and I am very happy with the purchase. I have recovered the same feeling that I had when I changed Windows to Linux. Except whatsapp, I have found a substitute for all the applications that I use regularly. The software was updated to the latest Ubuntu OTA (which Android does not do, if you want to update, change the phone) It is true that some minor details have to be polished, but it seems to me a totally usable system as long as you leave aside the WhatsApp dependency .

    In relation to what I mentioned in the reviews, I wish they were not so negative. Almost all the ones I have seen use terms like "system for the curious", "not suitable for normal use", "lack of applications", "only for a few", and so on. I do not agree with those sentences at all, I reiterate that anyone can use this operating system, they will only have to change some applications for others with the same functionality (but this is the same as we say to Windows users who resist change, do not?)

    For those who want to explore the applications that can be used in Ubuntu Touch, I recommend the AppExplorer website:

    All the best