BQ Aquaris E4.5 becomes the first Ubuntu OS smartphone to be available globally

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    BQ is a company which many in India might not have heard of before. Nevertheless this European mobile OEM was the first company to unveil an Ubuntu OS device. If you haven't heard of Ubuntu before then let's recall Canonical (the maker of Ubuntu OS) first came up with the idea of an Ubuntu OS device back in 2011. But it wasn't till 2015 that the first Ubuntu OS device dubbed the BQ E4.5 Ubuntu Edition smartphone got released.

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    BQ Aquaris E4.5 becomes the first Ubuntu OS smartphone to be available

    The device so far was available only in Europe, but recently BQ announced that the device can now be bought globally. This isn't the first Ubuntu OS device by any means though. In fact China has a flagship Ubuntu OS devices dubbed the Meizu MX4 was released at the beginning of this year.

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    The BQ E4.5 boasts a 1.3GHz quad core MT6582 SoC with a 1GB of RAM. On the front is a 4.5 qHD display with 8GB of internal storage. The optics are handled by a 8MP AF unit on the back with a dual LED flash and 5MP front snapper. The battery is also decent for the specs at 2150 mAh. BQ E4.5 also support dual SIM with 4G LTE support.

    BQ Aquaris E4.5 becomes the first Ubuntu OS smartphone to be available

    Despite the fact that BQ is touting the device to be available globally do check out the network coverage of your area. The main problem with importing smartphones from a different country is with network compatibility. For Indian users, the BQ Aquaris won't support 4G LTE in the country - same applies for customer in USA. Potential buyers from other part of the world should check out the network compatibility with their respective network providers.


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