Ubuntu 15.04 “Vivid Vervet”: What to expect

Ubuntu 15.04 code name “Vivid Vervet” will be released in a couple of weeks. As usual, the question will be “what’s new?”
Ubuntu 15.04 is not a feature rich release. It’s main features are beneath the surface. However, this does not mean it’s not an important release in the Ubuntu release schedule. Continue reading

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Two of my favourite Ubuntu Phone apps

Even though the new Ubuntu Phone went on sale just a few days ago, the Ubuntu App Store has several apps that are essential for most smartphone users. I’ve mentioned Telegram before and won’t go into further detail except to mention that it’s still my most used app on Ubuntu. I recently ran into two free apps that I think are worthy of mention. Continue reading

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Meizu MX4: Next Ubuntu Phone?

The long awaited Ubuntu Phone was recently released using the BQ Aquarius 4.5 as a hardware base. Even though the BQ Aquarius 4.5 Ubuntu Phone was released at a very reasonable price point, it remains a mid-range smartphone at best. The question now is when will a flagship Ubuntu Phone be released? There’s lots of speculation that the next model in the Ubuntu Phone range will be   Continue reading

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Ubuntu Phone goes on sale

The new Ubuntu Phone went on sale today via bq.com. It was the first of several flash sales which sees the new Ubuntu handset being sold to the public in small quantities for €169.90.

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The phone is listed at bq.com and will be available for sale again when the next flash sale pops up. The bad news is that it’s only available in Europe. Meizu should be releasing the MX4 Ubuntu Phone soon which may be internationally available. I’m really hoping that Meizu release the MX4 Ubuntu Phone for international customers and ship to South Africa. If that happens, i’ll be one of the first customers in the order queue!

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Telegram app released for Ubuntu Touch

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Telegram, the popular instant messaging app has been released for Ubuntu Touch. Telegram is very similar to Whatsapp with the main difference being that it’s available on all platforms. Telegram is not as widely used as WhatsApp but it’s popularity is increasing daily.

The Telegram app for Ubuntu Touch is a native app and not a web app. It will therefore deliver better performance than the web app version and will be tightly integrated into the OS.

To download and install Telegram on Ubuntu Touch, just visit the App Store, search for “Telegram” and install.

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