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.