Canonical, creators of Ubuntu, have finally made plans to enter the smartphone market. After years of rumours and teases, the company finally locked up the first two manufacturers of phones which will run Ubuntu.
Meizu and BQ Readers will be releasing devices running the linux-based OS sometime in 2014. Details about the specifications and pricing of the devices are still unknown, but we expect to here more information at Mobile World Congress next week in Barcelona.
The bad news is that neither of these two companies have a big presence in the U.S., so the chances of picking up one of these devices on a major carrier like AT&T or Verizon in 2014 is very slim.