Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition now available
posted by Alan F. / May 17, 2015, 3:37 AM
For all of last year, those running the AnTuTu benchmark test on their Android handset had to see the Meizu MX4 teasing them with the top listing. Now, a version of the flagship handset with the Ubuntu Touch OS is available. The gesture based Ubuntu does not use any buttons below the screen. Shades coming down from top to bottom show notifications and settings, while from the bottom up it shows the application menu. From left to right brings the list of apps, and moving from right to left will show a list of open programs. The Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition allows you to install apps from the Ubuntu Store.
The specs include a 5.36-inch screen with a resolution of 1152 x 1920. That works out to a 418ppi pixel density. The MediaTek MT6595 chipset is under the hood featuring an octa-core 2.2GHz CPU and the PowerVR G6200MP4 GPU. 2GB of RAM is onboard along with 16GB of non-expandable memory. A 20.7MP rear camera is included along with a 2MP snapper for selfies. A 3100mAh battery keeps the fan blades turning.
Available in white or gold, the Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition is priced at the equivalent of $290 USD. The phone is available from Meizu's website which you can access by clicking on the sourcelink.
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source: Meizu via MobilTelefon.ru (translated)
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ubuntu? is this worse than WP?
posted on May 17, 2015, 6:50 AM 2
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No, it's better than Android and iOS.
posted on May 17, 2015, 8:19 AM 2
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theoretically its sort of better and worse than ios and android, first here´s whats good: it can run most of the android apps, it runs WAY smoother than android (similar to ios) it uses a lot of open source also open cloud storage... here´s whats bad, well the handling as ubuntu doesnt really support drag and drop its the same with the mobile ui, you cant really change the apps as they´re displayed, also the only navigation currently is swiping (i mean no back or option button its all swiping) leaves everyone his opinion and also i wouldnt completely trust benchmarks as they can also be faked^^
posted on May 17, 2015, 11:41 AM 1
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I don't see the part where it's better anywhere, the bad whats your mentioned is already big flaw that people would never considers this os. Also benchmark is more reliable than some people opinion it's the same if people want to cheat but nothing objective about opinions. though I'm just asking something like apps quality and quantity, customizable, developer support, os features.
posted on May 17, 2015, 3:46 PM 0
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BTW can android apps run on Ubuntu os? I've never used that os before. o.O
posted on May 17, 2015, 10:09 AM 0
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First line confused me, seeing as how my Droid Turbo scored higher than it.
posted on May 17, 2015, 12:32 PM 0
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Everything was good until i read "16GB of non-expandable memory".
posted on May 17, 2015, 12:57 PM 0
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Indeed it is not good news. Although I believe demand will force Meizu to release other options too. For now the only workaround is if 16GB is not enough for you wait few days and the MX4 Ubuntu ROM (or recovery partition) will be uploaded by someone and then you can buy a 32GB or 64GB MX4 and install it there :-)
posted on May 17, 2015, 11:45 PM 0
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I somehow feel that all the mobile manufacturers show only half-assed interest and efforts in building mobiles or even computers based on Linux. Nobody seems to have any genuine interest in making some of these. Or maybe Ubuntu themselves are incapable of forming strong partnerships.
posted on May 17, 2015, 9:15 PM 0
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