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I need to buy an Ubuntu phone, where can I buy it? It is unavailable everywhere.

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    This isn't "a problem that can't be reproduced." I also don't think we should see it as a shopping recommendation or otherwise off-topic--the key part is "unavailable everywhere." dobey's excellent answer explains this and it will be valuable to people for years to come. If necessary we could edit this, though I think it's fine as-is. Although I don't think SE-wide policy demands we keep this open, I think the advice "Don't hit them over the head with your scope" applies. – Eliah Kagan Aug 26 '17 at 21:20
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    @EliahKagan I concur. Voting to reopen – Elder Geek Aug 26 '17 at 22:10
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You cannot buy a new retail phone with Ubuntu from anywhere, now. A few months ago, Canonical announced that it is ending development of Unity, and the phone projects.

You may be able to find a used phone on eBay or similar sites, or you may buy certain models of phone, and flash an image from ubports onto the device. Even if you buy an original Ubuntu phone, you will likely need to flash over to a ubports image, to get updates and use an app store.

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    Worth noting that at the end of 2017 the app store will go offline and nothing will work anymore. Used is likly just no worth it now. networkworld.com/article/3191867/open-source-tools/… – Mark Kirby Aug 26 '17 at 12:04
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    The ubports image no longer relies on any hosted services from Canonical, I think. – dobey Aug 26 '17 at 12:07
  • May we have any other Linux version's phones or not anymore? – Failed Scientist Aug 27 '17 at 10:06
  • Android is a version of Linux. As for other Linux based systems on phones, I don't know. And anyway, it's off topic, as this site is about Ubuntu. – dobey Aug 27 '17 at 21:03

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