Meizu will show Ubuntu powered MX3 phones at Mobile Asia Expo

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Meizu will be teaming up with Ubuntu once again to show the MX3 running Ubuntu at Mobile Asia Expo 2014.

It is no secret that Meizu and Ubuntu are working on high-end Ubuntu powered phones, and we have already seen the phones in action even managing to score some hands on time with them at MWC earlier this year.

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Hands on with the Ubuntu MX3

Meizu is currently the only Chinese manufacturer who are actively working on Ubuntu powered phones, and it is hoped that the company could launch either a Ubuntu version of the MX3 or the ROM for existing MX3 phones soon.

The Mobile Asia Expo is being held in Shanghai and apparently we will be hearing more news of the Meizu and Ubuntu partnership on the 11th June. Keep posted for more details.

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  1. lollingtons
    June 6, 2014

    My jaw has hit the floor. I was holding out for the thl5000 but…full fat linux running on modern hardware. It is the dream come true! Can you imagine linux on an 8 core MT6592? Real multitasking, the possibilities of an 8 core chip realised. The performance would be insane.

    This is the most exciting piece of news I have heard this year.

    • desponent
      June 6, 2014

      I can’t because :
      1. No real linux software is designed with touch screen in mind, yet.
      2. The one there is coming from Ubuntu and I’m 100% sure that there are already far more mature equivalent from Android’s side.
      3. I still can’t think the advantage of running a full blown desktop OS on your phone when most phone today is lucky to stay alive for a day with just normal phone usage.
      4. Even though it’s 8 core it’s really really weak compared to even the likes of Intel Atom.

    • Xiaolu
      June 6, 2014

      Well, I’m with you but the MX3 is a Samsung Exynos powered device, and I believe it is not 100% ready to normal day use. I’d wait at least for the first reviews, if not wait some more time for an Ubuntu Edge-like device. In case it works almost flawlessly, there’s a chance it will be my next phone…

      Also don’t expect mind blowing battery life, comparing with that monster THL 5000!

      • Manos
        June 8, 2014

        The THL 5000 is good I don’t need more power is nice for this time plus it has all the new tech! Because of that I will buy it.

        • Xiaolu
          June 9, 2014

          Good for you. I’ll wait for a real Ubuntu Phone.

  2. bobo
    June 6, 2014

    I got tired of waiting for this and the OPO. Just got a new phone.

  3. realjjj
    June 7, 2014

    Ubuntu Developer Summit is from june 10 to 12 so there should be more consistent news.

  4. June 7, 2014

    I think it’s great to have an SO other than Android and iOS (I’m not really counting Firefox OS, that was kind of a failure). It’s not fully operational yet (the man in the video said it was a testing device, that the SO was still in development and not even close to working 100%), but this looks really good, especially after the Ubuntu Edge fiasco. I’m really looking forward to the first full reviews.

  5. Simon
    June 7, 2014

    Considering the Ubuntu smartphone went down the drain, I’m sure Ubuntu, as well as its fans are looking forward to this.

  6. Konstantinos
    June 7, 2014

    Finally, I can’t wait to buy it! Convergence is almost here! Plug it to a screen and a keyboard and you have a full desktop PC, unplug it and you have an ubuntu smartphone!