5 Awesome Features of Ubuntu Phone. Here are the FAQs about Ubuntu smartphone. The Aquaris E4.5, the world’s first Ubuntu phone is available for sale all over Europe.
Ubuntu Phone is an innovative entry level smartphone providing a much richer experience. It is backed by a strong OS and app ecosystem bringing great new capabilities, superb user experience, strong OEM support, all hardware support and customization opportunities.
Aquaris E4.5 is the world’s first Ubuntu phone. The Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition costs only 169,90€ and is now available for sale all over Europe, direct from the manufacturer, BQ.
Below are some of the most exciting features of Ubuntu Phone:
Ubuntu’s scopes give you related content on one screen, instead of hiding it behind different apps. So everything you look for in life is now right at your fingertips. Ubuntu’s scopes are like individual home screens for different kinds of content, giving you access to everything from movies and music to local services and social media, without having to go through individual apps.
- NearBy – NearBy will find you the best restaurant, shops, events, concerts and even which bus you can catch.
- News – The News Scope offers you the latest news feeds selected from a long list of providers. Create your own digital newspaper to your liking.
- Music – You can listen to music from your smartphone or stream it via SoundCloud and Grooveshark. You can even download it from 7digital or get your tickets on Songkick.
- Today – Go back to the Home screen at any time and see the most important interactions on one screen, You can also personalise it.
The Ubuntu Store
Just like Google Play Store, you have The Ubuntu Store. You can choose from a wide range of scopes and apps in the Ubuntu Store from partners such as 7digital, Twitter and Euronews. Ubuntu apps are available for download via The Ubuntu Store.
Ubuntu Phone supports Gesture Controls. Simple gestures can be used to control Ubuntu smartphone. Ubuntu focuses on what you want to do with your smartphone, without the need for buttons. Simply swipe across the screen to access all the features, apps and Scopes.
- Swipe from the left to see the Launcher which gives you access to your favourite apps and features.
- Swipe top to bottom to access your notifications and the phone settings.
- Swipe from the right edge to see all the apps you have running and with a quick swipe you can switch between Scopes or apps.
- Swipe right or left to move from one Scope to another.
- Swipe from the bottom to view the controls and then hide them again when you´re done.
100% Device Convergence
Ubuntu Phone can be said to be the industry’s first fully converged device. It can be docked to a monitor and keyboard to become a powerful desktop PC.
Superb Hardware & Specs
Ubuntu Phone is packed with some serious smarthone specs. It is powered by a Quad Core Cortex A7 CPU (up to 1.3 GHz) and Mali 400 GPU (up to 500 MHz) with an internal memory of 8 GB and 1GB RAM. It comes with a LiPo 2150 mAh Battery and superb network connectivity. Below is the full feature specifications of Ubuntu Phone:
137 x 67 x 9 mm
Ubuntu Operating System
4.5” IPS multi-touch screen with Protective Dragontrail display
qHD 540 x 960 – 240 ppi (HDPI) and 5 capacitive points
8 Mpx Rear Camera (Dual-flash and autofocus)
5 Mpx Front Camera
Quad Core Cortex A7 up to 1.3 GHz MediaTek CPU
Mali 400 up to 500 MHz GPU
8 GB Internal memory
1 GB RAM
LiPo 2150 mAh Battery
micro-USB OTG slot, Bluetooth® 4.0 hardware compatibility (software not currently integrated).
3.5 mm TRRS headphone jack (CTIA)
MicroSD slot, up to 32 GB
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth® 4.0, Bluetooth® 4.0 hardware compatibility (software not currently integrated).
2G GSM (850/900/1800/1900)
3G HSPA+ (900/2100)
GPS and A-GPS
Brightness sensor, proximity sensor, accelerometer, eCompass, gyroscope
LED notification, microfone, noise canceller