Canonical has recently announced Ubuntu for phones, which is Ubuntu with a specific interface for mobile devices.

Where can I get phones with this version of Ubuntu pre-installed? If no devices are available yet, where can I pre-order one?

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    Shopping advice or "where can I buy" question are not within the topicness of Stack Exchange.
    – Braiam
    Feb 28, 2015 at 20:46
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    @Braiam This isn't a shopping recommendation question; they know exactly what they want to buy. Moreover, it can be answered objectively without reaming through dozens of questions (which is what that post complains about).
    – Oli
    Mar 2, 2015 at 8:03
  • @Oli "Where can I get phones with this version of Ubuntu pre-installed?" if it isn't you tell me what is? In the entire SE, nobody tells you where to buy stuff.
    – Braiam
    Mar 2, 2015 at 11:07
  • See also: What hardware does Ubuntu Touch support?
    – Wilf
    Jun 9, 2015 at 13:30

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From the 9th February 2015, Canonical's partner, BQ has announced that Ubuntu Touch will be pre-installed and can be purchased on-line. This phone is intended for the European market only.

Meizu has finally confirmed that it plans to use an MX4 device to present the Ubuntu system at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona (March 2 and 5). This phone is intended for the European and Chinese market only with April as an expected release month.


Quad-core 2.2 GHz Cortex A17 processor and a quad-core 1.7 GHz A7 processor, and the two are used in tandem or separately, depending on needs.

It also comes with a 5.36-inch Sharp/JDI display, at a 1920 x 1152 resolution, and Corning Gorilla Glass 3, and a 20.7-megapixel back camera (2MP on the front one).

More on Softpedia

According to OMG! Ubuntu!

America will hear news about an exclusive Ubuntu Phone from an as-yet-unnamed manufacturer in June.

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    Made answer CW to encourage others to add to this as and when new phones become available.
    – fossfreedom
    Feb 6, 2015 at 15:40
  • May need updating for the Aquaris E5
    – Wilf
    Jun 9, 2015 at 13:30

The BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition is now availble in the BQ web shop for the EU-European market, but still the only model with Ubuntu pre-installed.

EDIT: Some days ago the BQ Aquaris E5 Ubuntu Edition has been released.


After a long wait, Ubuntu phones became a reality this year. But now Linux fans outside of Europe and China will be able to try out the newcomer OS for the very first time. Spanish smartphone maker BQ has announced that it is now shipping its Aquarius E5 Ubuntu smartphone across the world.


source: http://www.theverge.com/2015/8/8/9121611/aquarius-b5-ubuntu-edition-available-worldwide

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