Meizu to launch Ubuntu Meizu Pro 5 at MWC?

Meizu to launch Ubuntu Meizu Pro 5 at MWC?

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Meizu’s relationship with Canonical is set to take on a new form at MWC where they could launch a Pro 5 variant running Ubuntu.

Meizu has a history of showing off Ubuntu powered phones at Barcelona during MWC. 2 years ago we saw the Meizu MX3 Ubuntu Edition, and last year it was the MX4 Ubuntu Edition (and the phone actually launched not long afterwards).

With this year’s MWC only a few weeks away, Meizu have released a teaser pointing at the possibility of another Ubuntu powered model headed to Spain. The simple teaser states that Meizu and Ubuntu have something to show off on the 22nd Feb, but doesn’t mention what that could be.

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However it could be the rumoured Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition which was seen in leaked photos a few weeks ago. The Pro 5 would be quite the upgrade over the current MX4 with a larger display, fingerprint scanner and more powerful Exynos processor.

Meizu aren’t the only Chinese phone brand to take part in MWC this year. Xiaomi will also show the MI5 at the expo, Vivo also plan to be there and smaller brands like Doogee, and Zopo plan to launch Helio X20 phones. Keep posted to GizChina for more MWC news.

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  • Assefa Hanson

    whats this os like?

    • I don’t really like it but I only tried it for a short time last year. Perhaps it is better now?

      • Lazar Prodanovic

        They are slowly geting it In the shape, updates are regular. Real potential of this would be in docked mode running full Ubuntu desktop. If true this would be a first phone to really meet criteria of fallen Canonical Ubuntu one phone startup.

    • balcobomber25

      It really depends how familiar you are and how much you like Ubuntu. Scopes are pretty cool but there is a severe lack of Apps available for it.

      • Assefa Hanson

        damn thats a shame the damn app problem, nokia had a sweet os back in the day that would rival android and ios.. dont remember the name but they were too late with it, windows is not so bad as it used to be but imagine if windows phones could run that app(dont remember the name again) that allows andriod apps to run for pc :OOOO a true mobile pc

        • Tajwar

          U talking about Symbian?

          • Assefa Hanson

            no, meego OS

            • Tajwar

              lol I thought it was strange.

            • Assefa Hanson

              oh lol well they didnt get the chance to refine it anyways

      • afghanPower

        It’s quite easy to make apps for the platform though. Porting apps from Android shouldn’t take too long either.

        • balcobomber25

          There are workarounds to get Android apps working (if you are familiar with using a console) but the end results aren’t that great, most apps don’t work right.

          • afghanPower

            Didn’t mean porting without optimizing code afterwards. 😉

  • Freeje

    If there are not that many apps available then it won’t get that much attention.