Ubuntu makes its way on to the OnePlus One


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If you don’t fancy a BQ or Meizu device then there was little else to choose for your Ubuntu fix, well till this week when the OPO gained the alternate OS.

The big names in Ubuntu for mobile are undoubtedly Meizu and BQ, but they aren’t the only phones to receive the OS. This week Canonical announced that the Ubuntu open source progress has been brought to the OnePlus One and the Sony Xperia Z1.

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More details of the systems and links to download are available here.

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18 Comments

  1. Assefa Hanson
    February 20, 2016

    Tomorrow.is. M.W.C.

    • balcobomber25
      February 20, 2016

      Not quite. It doesn’t kick off till Monday the 22nd. My flight for Barcelona leaves tonight!

      • Assefa Hanson
        February 20, 2016

        i am MAAAD JEALOUS. make us proud :’]

        • balcobomber25
          February 20, 2016

          LOL. Be jealous of Andi. Going to these events is a lot different when you have to work vs going as a fan or a journalist. Andi will get to spend his time playing with the latest phones. I will get to spend my time in meetings with our partners and giving presentations. Right now as it stands I have exactly 1 hour to explore the exhibits on Monday and 1.5 hours on Tuesday. And then I leave on Wednesday.

          • Assefa Hanson
            February 20, 2016

            damn

            • Xiaolu
              February 21, 2016

              Can’t join the US Navy? 😛 Me neither!

            • Assefa Hanson
              February 21, 2016

              lmao 😀

          • MaxPower
            February 20, 2016

            Call sick once you get there. Lol

            • balcobomber25
              February 20, 2016

              Haha wish I could. I am in closed doors meetings for most of the conference. They aren’t terrible though because usually in those meetings we get to see or hear about new products that are coming out that didn’t make it to MWC. Like at CES I heard about some products that are launching this week at MWC. But those few hours I do have available will be spent 3 ways:

              75% drooling over the Mi5
              15% at Gionee’s booth drooling over the S8
              10% screaming “I need an Adult” when I get lost.

            • tauerman
              February 20, 2016

              Hey, I can’t figure a way to PM you via disqus.
              So I have to ask it in public.
              I wont ask your job designation or for whom you work.
              But did you get to your current position via studying Informatics/Computer science or maybe via business administration.

              The reason I ask is simple, I am still studying but don’t know exactly which path to go to be able to work in consumer electronics (without doing too much programming stuff).

            • balcobomber25
              February 20, 2016

              I work for Microsoft and I currently work in a PR/Marketing role. I work for their research center that develops apps for Android and Windows Mobile. It is my job to show them off to investors, the media, MS customers etc. At MWC I will be meeting with several of our customers who make Windows Phones and Tablets as well as developers making apps for Windows 10.

              I studied marketing in college, I worked a few jobs after college mostly in a management setting and then I joined the US Navy. After that I moved to Asia and got a job working for a marketing firm there, we represented a few Chinese firms including ZTE and Lenovo. I spent about 3 years with them, then 2 years I did freelance work around Asia. I have been with Msoft for about 6 months now but I am leaving them soon to go back to school and get my MBA.

              I would suggest to you if you really want to work in this industry take some kind of computer science major. There are thousands more opportunities for someone with a computer background than there is in business. But like anything else it’s all about who you know. My first job in Asia I got it because I knew someone that was working there.

            • tauerman
              February 20, 2016

              Thx for your reply. I always did PC stuff on my own (custom built PC, flashing custom roms on smartphones, flashing PSP and XBOX360) After studying 2 from 6 semesters of IT, I quit that studies. The programming was too much at that time. I then looked around and worked a bit. I wanted to do stuff with IT, but every type of IT studies I looked for requires some programming. So I guess it is best to try to get through that and the go on with studies. I could pick the studies up, where I left. (semester 3 of 6)

          • bro-reac
            February 20, 2016

            Wow but atleast you are there. I envy you man.
            Just take sneak peeks at the products man make me want to be like you. LOL

      • Darevintage
        February 20, 2016

        That’s so cool ?. U are next on my list of people I wish I did their kind of jobs after the former Top Gear trio. Have a safe flight ✈ and have fun ?

        • balcobomber25
          February 20, 2016

          It’s a fun job but it’s not all glamour. I have had to miss birthdays, holidays, my anniversary etc to go to some of these events.

          • Darevintage
            February 21, 2016

            Hmm…that’s understandable. I’m not sure there’s a job that doesn’t make you lose out on some of those things. Have fun!

            • balcobomber25
              February 21, 2016

              In this industry there isn’t too many of those jobs. But I am gonna take some time off to spend with the family, probably go back to doing freelance PR work.

  2. balcobomber25
    February 20, 2016

    It has also been ported to a few devices by the Ubuntu Community, you can find the instructions here:

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Touch/Devices
    https://developer.ubuntu.com/en/start/ubuntu-for-devices/installing-ubuntu-for-devices/

    (Disclaimer: This is for people who actually have used Ubuntu in the past and are familiar with terminal commands. Also this will call you to lose all data on the phone)