Meizu MX3 runs Ubuntu as well as Android

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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MX3
  • Display 5.1" 1080 x 1800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 5 Octa, Octa-core, 1600 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 2400 mAh(14h 3G talk time)

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9 Comments

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 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.

3. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

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

5. elocom

Posts: 36; Member since: Jan 10, 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

6. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Lost you at 'one bar'

2. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

I want.

7. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

me too

4. SleepingOz unregistered

Ubuntu is such a beauty!

8. hanzawhtet7

Posts: 10; Member since: Dec 01, 2012

Ubuntu doesn't have enough software.

9. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

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

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