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Meizu MX3 runs Ubuntu as well as Android

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Meizu MX3 runs Ubuntu as well as Android
Pictures posted on the official Meizu Weibo website show the Meizu MX3 running Ubuntu. What does this mean? Consider that just the other day, we told you that Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth said that a high-end Ubuntu Phone would be coming this year from a well-known manufacturer. At the same time, we told you that according to Canonical community manager Jono Bacon, there will be various models made for specific regions and specific carriers.

The Meizu MX3 is expected to be launched in the U.S. in the third quarter, and while we mentioned that Meizu could be working on an Ubuntu flavored handset, the video and pictures make it appear that the MX3 will be that handset. The Android version of the phone is expected to come with Android 4.2.2. out of the box.

Meizu's official Weibo account also includes a video of Ubuntu Touch running on the MX3. The video, and a photo, can be found below.

source: Meizu, Weibo (RegistrationReq'd), GSMArena via AndroidAuthority

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posted on 11 Jan 2014, 01:33 2

1. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)

Awesome phone, but it should've run Android 4.4 out of the box. But since it's running that awesome Ubuntu as well, we can forgive about the 4.2, hope Meizu will update it to 4.4.

posted on 11 Jan 2014, 03:12

3. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 1157; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)

I'd forgive Android 4.1, since it still supports most apps and games

posted on 11 Jan 2014, 04:22

5. elocom (banned) (Posts: 36; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)

Exactly, thought Andro 4.1 is not bad at all too, at least we have one bar on the bottom not two with micro clock above read more vividroid.com

posted on 11 Jan 2014, 04:50 3

6. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 1157; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)

Lost you at 'one bar'

posted on 11 Jan 2014, 02:25

2. a_merryman (Posts: 749; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)

I want.

posted on 11 Jan 2014, 06:04

7. fireblade (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)

me too

posted on 11 Jan 2014, 03:17

4. SleepingOz (unregistered)

Ubuntu is such a beauty!

posted on 11 Jan 2014, 22:05 1

8. hanzawhtet7 (Posts: 10; Member since: 01 Dec 2012)

Ubuntu doesn't have enough software.

posted on 14 Apr 2014, 02:04

9. Zack_2014 (Posts: 506; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)

Wasnt this phone supposed to run all 8 cores? ( heterogeneous multi-processing)

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