Canonical has released a short video summarising the highlights of Ubuntu at the recent World Mobile Congress that was held in Barcelona, Spain.
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.
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!
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.