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If you manage to snag an Ubuntu Phone in one of the online flash sales due to take place from this week you’ll no doubt be looking for something to keep your device protected.
Bq has you covered with an exclusive ‘Ubuntu Edition’ of their popular Duo case accessory designed especially for the Aquaris E4.5, which is being made available for purchase alongside the handset.
Priced at ten cents shy of €17, the side-opening case is made from moulded polycarbonate to offer a perfect fit for the handset. It features a round cutout on the lid for glimpsing trivia in the welcome screen circle, which offers up details on the number of photos taken, number of texts received, etc. in a given day.
On the reverse there is a cutout for the 8MP camera and dual-LED flash and some stylish Ubuntu branding.
Existing cases for the Aquaris E4.5 will also fit the device, including Bq’s own colorful line of gummie and crystal cases.
Interested? Although not available to buy, you’ll find the item listed on the Bq website.
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VMware's VVOL allows VMware admins to manage storage arrays through the API – but it doesn't necessarily mean they get to use all the VVOL data services.
Ubuntu for Phones may not quite have turn-by-turn navigation smarts on hand, but it does boast some real-time traffic data thanks to a partnership with INRIX.
The company will provide traffic, incident and parking reports for the world’s first Ubuntu smartphone, helping users stay up-to-date with planned routes.
“By providing incident updates, parking location and availability information and live feeds from traffic cameras, INRIX data puts Ubuntu users in the driving seat, saving them fuel, time and frustration,” INRIX say of the deal.
The data will be surfaced through the NearBy Scope to offer users with incident alerts, including estimated impact on journey time, feeds from traffic cameras (select locations only) and information on parking facilities in the local area.
The features will require the GPS and other location data to be enabled and an active cellular data connection to work. Depending on the refresh rate/lifecycle status of the NearBy Scope (life cycle policy can affect this) users may need to ‘pull to refresh’ to get the latest data. The scope also needs to be set to ‘on the move’.
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Alibaba, which held the largest IPO in history after raising $25bn, has bought a minority stake in Meizu, the Chinese manufacturer of Android-based smartphones.
Version 3.19 of the Linux kernel has been signed off by Linus Torvalds.
The British developer behind the CrunchBang Linux distribution has called it quits.
The second beta release of elementary OS ‘Freya’ is now available for download, and arrives some six months after the first beta was released to much excitement.
Although not yet considered stable enough for regular desktop use — as such do install with caution — the latest development milestone of the attractive Ubuntu-based Linux distribution comprises more than 600 bug fixes and a wealth of package updates, including a notable bump to GTK 3.14.
Those of you who do jump in to test you’ll also find several new and updated apps, an improved multitasking experience, icon theme tweaks and (in what will please many) UEFI/Secure Boot support. There are also new settings panes for configuring the behaviour and frequency of ‘Notifications’ and setting up/adjusting the built-in ‘Firewall’.
Other notable changes in this release over earlier betas include new Calculator and Video apps, which help bring basic functionality up-to-spec. Updates to the Calendar, Photos and ‘Switchboard’ system settings apps add more finesse to elementary’s in-house roster of apps.
elementary Freya Beta 2 is a free download available from the elementary beta website. If you give it a whirl let us know what you think of it in the comments below.
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You can expect to see a number of “unboxing videos” for the Bq Ubuntu Phone appear online in the coming days, as those gifted handsets at the Feb 6 event take to the ‘tubes to share their thoughts.
While we also got a handset we won’t be posting an unboxing video of our own. This isn’t because we don’t want to, rather we just didn’t have time. That and, like most, we’ve already opened it ;)
Another thing you will need to be aware of while watching the videos that surface is that the consumer packaging for the Bq Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition will be different and may lack some of the extras given in our gift boxes.
YouTuber Jordan Keyes nabs the honour of being the first to post a video of someone unboxing an Ubuntu Phone online. His video offers a thorough rundown of the packaging and, importantly, some decent hands-on time with the device itself.
One thing you will note is the lengthy boot time. This is something that I can attest to and, more frustratingly, seems to only be a fraction faster when restarting. Here’s hoping a future update can fix that!
We’ll keep this article updated as more — from hob-nobbing at the event it seems everyone and their auntie is planning an unboxing video of some kind — arrive. If you spot one before we do, give us a shout using our tip form. We’d sure appreciate it!
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