Everyone you know that owns a smartphone probably owns one that runs Android or iOS. There may be a few rebels with Windows Phone — or a few has-beens with BlackBerrys — but the chances aren’t very high. To stand out in the mobile world today, you’re going to have to consider something else. Ubuntu Mobile wants to be one of them.
Like the relationship between Windows Phone and Windows on the desktop, Ubuntu Mobile is Canonical’s mobile edition of its operating system, and a step towards the company’s goal of providing a single OS that works on every type of device. It has been around for a while, but the OS is finally being sold on a phone worthy of closer examination. The device is the Meizu MX4, which until now was better known (in China, at least) for running Android.
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