Meizu MX4 running Ubuntu Touch leak

Meizu MX4 Running Ubuntu Touch Surfaces

December 5, 2014 - Written By Kristijan Lucic

Meizu is really under the spotlight lately. The company has launched their latest handset just recently, Meizu is doing great as far as sales go and everything seems to be in place. This Chinese OEM has big plans, no doubt about that. They have signed an agreement with Alibaba a while back in order to use parts of Alibaba’s YunOS in their own Flyme OS and basically created a partnership between two companies. That’s not the only agreement Meizu signed in the last couple of month, just last month this company has agreed partnership with Canonical, a UK-based company which is known as the creator and developer of Ubuntu operating system some of us are very familiar with. Ubuntu OS has been available for PCs for a long time now, but this company created a mobile version of this OS (Ubuntu Touch) as well and we’ve seen it in action when Canonical showcased it on one of the Nexus handset a while back, I really don’t recall which one was it. Ubuntu was also shown off on Meizu MX3 a while back and it will be arriving on Meizu handsets officially in Q1 2015 according to the agreement which Canonical and Meizu signed.

These Ubuntu Touch-powered Meizu handsets will be available in China and Europe, as far as we know, this information could change soon though, Meizu might decide to launch them in other markets as well. Anyhow, a new image surfaced showing off Ubuntu Touch on Meizu MX4 handset. Someone sent this image to GSM Arena and they published it. That’s not much to go on, but we’re clearly seeing Ubuntu Touch UI on there and considering the release of Ubuntu Touch-based Meizu handsets should occur in the next couple of months, we should start seeing more and more leaks like this one. Canonical and Meizu still haven’t released all the necessary details when it comes to their partnership and the devices which will be powered by Ubuntu Touch. Some rollout details couldn’t hurt either, but I guess it’s too early for that. We’ll just have to wait a couple of months and see what do these two companies have in store for us.