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Meizu MX3 can run Ubuntu as well, leaked images and video show

The Meizu MX3 has been spotted running Ubuntu Touch, although it's not clear yet whether the phone will actually run Canonical's OS. Read on for more details!
January 10, 2014
Meizu MX3 Hands on

Meizu’s Android smartphones are already popular in China and at least one model will be launched in the U.S. later this year, but the MX3 may become even cooler in the near future in case it will indeed run Ubuntu as it’s apparently capable of doing (see following images).

Meizu MX3 Ubuntu

Canonical’s mobile plans haven’t been a secret for a long while, but the company is yet to actually launch its first Ubuntu handset. However, the Meizu MX3 has been spotted running Ubuntu in images and videos.

Meizu MX3 Ubuntu

Images and even a video showing the handset in action with Canonical’s mobile OS on top have been leaked on Weibo from an official Meizu account, PocketNow reports. However, that doesn’t mean the phone will become the first Ubuntu phone, or one of the models expected to launch in the next months, as Canonical is yet to say anything on the matter. Check out the video below to see Ubuntu running on the handset.

Furthermore, you can check our hands-on with the Meizu MX3 (running its default Android-based OS) from CES 2014 in the following video.

After failing to meet its crowdsourcing goal with the Ubuntu Edge, a more than interesting mobile device that Canonical tried to have manufactured, the company is apparently in talks with at least one OEM that will produce Ubuntu-running handsets for the company.

Are you looking forward to buying Ubuntu smartphones?