Meizu and Canonical announce a new “strategic partnership”

Meizu and Canonical have announced a new “strategic partnership”, and provided a bit more info on when we should expect to see Ubuntu Touch devices available to buy.

There weren’t too many details provided as to what the “strategic partnership” will actually entail but given that Meizu only makes smartphones, and Canonical has made a smartphone OS, it seems pretty easy to assume they will be integrating the two.

It was said that the first Meizu MX line of Ubuntu phones will be released in China and Europe in Q1 of 2015, but we don’t know the device models in question, or the price points.

The MX4 Prohas been seen in the wild running Ubuntu Touch; and, Canonical has said before that its devices would be aimed at the mid-to-high range ($200 to $400). That seems to indicate the Meizu MX3 and MX4 being made into Ubuntu devices, but maybe not the MX4 Pro. The MX3 features an Exynos 5 SoC, 5.1-inch 1080p display, and 8-megapixel camera, and the MX4 features a 5.3-inch 1152 x 1920 pixel display, 20.7-megapixel camera, and a quad-core MediaTek processor.[signoff predefined=”Enjoy this?” icon=”icon-users”][/signoff]


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