BQ Aquaris E4.5: World’s first Ubuntu phone set to go on sale

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Last year we have seen a new Smartphone OS from Firefox called Firefox OS. And later this year Samsung has also released their own developed OS called Tizen. Both of the OS are completely based on Web platform. Well the largest open source software foundation Ubuntu is ready to launch their latest OS which is completely build for smartphone’s.


Ubuntu was decided to launch the OS when Firefox announced their latest Firefox OS. After the announcement company launched the developer preview of the OS and received highest downloads from over the world. The developers started to port the OS for their Android powered devices and gained better critical response.

The first Ubuntu running smartphone will be launched by Britain based smartphone manufacturer’s BQ. And the Ubuntu phone will be called as “BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition”. The company already has a smartphone called Aquaris E4.5 but the difference between the Ubuntu editions is that it comes with pre-loaded Ubuntu OS.

As far as the specs leaked from the various tech sites the Ubuntu edition of the Aquaris E4.5 will be having a 4.5 inch quality HD (qHD) screen which we can see in modern days Android phones. The other specs are same as the Aquaris E4.5. You have got an 8 MP rear and 5 MP front snapper camera which is really good in decent picture clarity. The phone is powered with 1.3 gHz Cortex A-7 quad core processor. For the phone’s performance there is an overall 1 GB of RAM. And the phone is a dual SIM capable one with 3G connectivity.

Other than this the phone has all the basic features that we can see in a typical Android smartphone. Moving on to the price it is heard that the phone will cost about 169 euros which is approximately around 12K INR. That seems to bit higher. Because as an entry to the market no one will risk their money to purchase BQ Aquaris E4.5 instead they are having a lot of other options in the market.

The phone seems to be decent considering all the features and latest OS but in terms of price it is a disappointing one.

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