Meizu’s Ubuntu phone releasing before end of this year, Canonical confirms

Ubuntu confirmed Meizu and Bq

According to a post on the official Ubuntu blog, the first Ubuntu smartphones will be released before the end of this year. Canonical has signed agreements with Meizu and Bq (a Spanish manufacturer dedicated to consumer electronics) to bring Ubuntu phones to users all over the world. Various online campaigns are supposed to make this possible. Online stores of Meizu, Ubuntu and Bq are appointed by Canonical as retail spots for the upcoming Ubuntu phones. Various providers including ones from Europe have shown interest in the Ubuntu mobile OS. However, Bq will probably put more focus on the European market than Meizu since they’re an European company. This is what Li Nan, Meizu’s sales and marketing VP, said about it:

“Ubuntu’s intuitive and visually stunning user interface aligns with our own ethos of producing simple, innovative mobile experiences. This partnership gives us an opportunity to develop a truly different and compelling offering that will support our strategy to deliver devices to both China as well as internationally.”