Ubuntu powered BQ Aquaris E4.5 goes now on sale in Europe


Spanish consumer electronics company BQ have released their Ubuntu Aquaris phone in Europe via their official online store.

Fans of Linux or just those of us who want to try something new might be interested in giving the Ubuntu powered BQ Aquaris E4.5 a spin. The Aquaris E4.5 is the first Ubuntu Edition phone to go on sale, but being an early adopter comes at a cost.

Specifications of the Linux powered phone don’t really rival those of similar priced Android phones from China. For example the hardware on the BQ includes a 4.5-inch qHD display, quad-core MT6582 processor, 1GB RAM, 8 mega-pixel main camera and no LTE. For only slightly more, the JiaYu S3 could be had with larger 5.5-inch FHD display, 2GB RAM, LTE and 64bit MT6752 chipset.

Still running Ubuntu on a phone is a novel idea and fans of the desktop version of the system are surely going to want to give the mobile OS a try.

The BQ Aquaris E4.5 is only available in Europe at the moment through the official online store.

[ BQ via Source ]
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  1. Andrew P
    March 12, 2015

    “Only available in the European Union”

    I haven’t heard these words in a while..

  2. Maximilian
    March 13, 2015

    Europe creats new… China just copy old. I has been like that and it will be like that.

    • Omegaman
      March 13, 2015

      All the BQ mobiles are build in China. In this case, the novelty is that the smartphone is powered by Ubuntu…and, for exemple, JiaYu S3 not.

  3. MInt Fan
    March 17, 2015

    At the bottom rung, we have Firefox OS, Blackberry OS, Jolla and Ubuntu. For the good of the world, I would support Ubuntu even though I use the Firefox browser on Linux Mint.