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The Ubuntu Touch Phone

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The following article became – as many things in the technical branch – outdated shortly after publishing. The Ubuntu Phone project doesn’t exist anymore as such, it is nowadays community-driven and named UBPorts. Which is awesome, better than Ubuntu Phone ever was. Check it out on ubports.com!

Half a year ago I got fed up with the mobile phone triopoly of Google, Apple and Microsoft. Being a Linux nerd for years I thought the time was right to evaluate the Ubuntu Touch phone.

There are only a few phone brands sold with a native Ubuntu OS. Offers can be found on the homepage of Ubuntu for phones. There is also the possibility to put the OS on a huge variety of phones yourself, but it is not recommended for inexperienced users as it demands quite some skills to make it work. Also I took the easier way and ordered the cheapest of the Ubuntu Phones, the BQ Aquaris 4,5. Read More →