The Ubuntu smartphone has arrived

The BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition smartphone has arrived. It was launched today in Europe. The BQ Aquaris E4.5 is not new but this is the first smartphone with Ubuntu. It is available online for €170. It is not expected to be sold in America soon.

The "E4.5" indicates the screen size, 4.5 inches. The processor has four cores operating at 1.3GHz. It has 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage. 2.5 GB of the internal storage is used by the system.

Ubuntu is a Debian-based Linux operating system. The name Ubuntu reflects the Southern African philosophy of ubuntu that is often translated as "humanity towards others".