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At CES 2017, Dell unveiled several new Precision workstations that were available with Microsoft operating systems. Now, the company is offering an option to choose Ubuntu 16.07 LTS over Windows and all models will begin shipping probably later this month.
Canonical, the maker of Ubuntu operating system, has just announced that a new software update codenamed Yakkety Yak is now available for download. Since that isn't LTS release, maintenance updates will only be provided for 9 months, which should be more than enough.
After announcing a new XPS 13 laptop with Intel's latest Kaby Lake processors, Dell has now started shipping the notebook. The new models come with Kaby Lake CPU and have slightly bigger batteries than older models. Otherwise, they are exactly the same.
We have mentioned numerous times that Meizu is the company that likes the Ubuntu platform and has the best smartphone lineup of Ubuntu-powered device with PRO 5 being the flagship offer. There are some other offerings such as BQ phones, but they are not on par with Meizu.
While Ubuntu operating system is a nice platform for smartphones, it is still far away from the Android, iOS and Windows solutions. Meizu is the only top-tier company that makes Ubuntu smartphones and beside them, only Spanish phone maker BQ likes Ubuntu.
The most powerful Ubuntu smartphone that was announced back in February is now finally available for purchase. Canonical has just announced that the Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition handset is now officially available and can be purchased for $369 off contract.
The Ubuntu Developer Edition of Dell's XPS 13 was available in March for North America and now, the notebook is available in some parts of Europe. It comes pre-loaded with Ubuntu Linux 14.04 SP1 operating system and is available for purchase starting at €1,380.
Microsoft and Canonical have reportedly teamed up to let Ubuntu, one of the top Linux distros, easily run on Windows 10. Through a built-in feature of Windows 10, you will be allowed to run Ubuntu alongside your main desktop or laptop operating system.
If you're a fan of the Ubuntu operating system, you can now preorder a tablet that runs it. The BQ Aquaris M10 from Canonical and BQ is now available with Ubuntu, whereas it would normally run Android 5.1. It was shown during MWC 2016, teasing its upcoming availability.
Dell has just announced the launch of the fifth-gen of XPS 13 Developer Edition Ubuntu laptop in the United States, along with the global availability of the Precision lineup of Ubuntu-based workstations. Both lineups are part of the project Sputnik, which continues to evolve.
Meizu has launched the most powerful Ubuntu phone thus far with its Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition. The handset comes with a 5.7-inch AMOLED 1080p display, an eight-core Exynos 7420 processor, 3/4 GB of RAM, and 32/64 GB of storage. It also features a fingerprint sensor.
Meizu was one of the first companies to release Ubuntu firmware for some of its smartphones. The Chinese company has released a new teaser, hinting at the announcement of a new Ubuntu-powered smartphone at the Mobile World Congress 2016 event next week.
Canonical has introduced a new mobile device, a Ubuntu version of the Aquaris M10 tablet from BQ. The tablet comes with 2 GB of RAM and a 1.5 GHz MediaTek processor. Canonical says the tablet can also function as a full desktop if you plug in the required peripherals.
Consumers in the United States are able to purchase a Ubuntu smartphone. The first-ever Ubuntu phone, which is made by Spanish smartphone company BQ, has become available in the US. BQ's phone arrived in Europe six months ago. The phone doesn't support LTE.
Canonical has announced the second Ubuntu phone, the Aquaris E5 HD Ubuntu Edition. It took two years for the first Ubuntu phone to come out from the Ubuntu creator but this phone has launched just four months after the Aquaris E4.5 UE. BQ is making the phone.
Ubuntu Touch operating system is still in the beginning and has no chances against Android or iOS. However, that doesn't mean it's a bad OS, just it is missing a few key features. One of those features is the GPS navigation, which is close from being officially announced.
Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition was expected to launch tomorrow, but the company has decided it can't wait and has launched it today. The Ubuntu-running edition of its MX4 smartphone is available in China in white or cold and is priced at the equivalent of $290.
Dell's popular XPS 13 notebook can now be purchased with Ubuntu Linux operating system. There are various configurations available, with a price tag starting at $949 for the basic model and all the way up to $1,849 for a model with high-end specifications.
Since Ubuntu for Phones is still pretty immature and is almost in the same boat as the Tizen, Samsung's own mobile operating system, Canonical is working hard on improving various things. The company promises battery improvements and the final version is almost done.
The BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition is the first Ubuntu smartphone on the market and it is now available in Europe. For the next few hours, people can buy the device from the BQ website. Then, the phone will be gone until a full launch comes along this year.