Ubuntu (and Firefox) phones showcased at MWC 2014

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The first phones running Ubuntu are scheduled to ship later this year.

    However, Chinese manufacturer Meizu and European designer BQ gave the industry a sneak peek by showing off two Ubuntu phones this week at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014 in Barcelona.

    According to Liliputing's Brad Linder, Meizu’s MX3 is a 5.1 inch smartphone powered by a Samsung Exynos 5410 Octa CPU, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, an 8MP camera and a 1800 x 1080 pixel display.

    The BQ Aquaris features a 4.5 inch display, a 1.2 GHz MediaTeak ARM Cortex-A7 quad-core processor, along with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of storage.



    Meanwhile, Mozilla jumped into the smartphone fray by introducing a long-awaited $25 Firefox smartphone based on a 1 GHz single core Spreadtrum ARM processor.