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    It sure took long enough getting here, but earlier this year we finally saw the debut of a smartphone running Canonical's Ubuntu mobile operating system: the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition. That 4.5-incher came with a pretty affordable price tag, but that also meant some lower-mid-range specs like a quarter HD screen and just 8GB of storage. The good news is that we won't have another couple years to wait for the next Ubuntu phone, and today Canonical and BQ announce their second joint effort, with plans to start selling the new Aquaris E5 HD Ubuntu Edition later this month. The E5 steps ...

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    The path to a Ubuntu smartphone has been a long one, beset by many disappointments along the way. The scope of the project feels a bit less grand than it once did, dropping elements like Ubuntu for Android. And efforts by Canonical to deliver its own Ubuntu-running phone fell apart after its crowdfunding effort failed to secure the necessary support. But despite all that, Ubuntu on phones is still happening, and last year we heard about one of the first models that would arrive for the platform, with Meizu sharing word of Ubuntu plans for early this year. We're still waiting on that ...

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    Last year's failed campaign to crowdfund a Canonical-made Ubuntu smartphone left a vacuum of sorts in the company's plans to present Ubuntu for phones as a viable mobile platform. Sure, we've seen the release of installation packages for certain Nexus-series devices, but if this project was ever to get off the ground, it needed some phones of its own. Late last year, Canonical confirmed that one OEM had signed-on to produce Ubuntu handsets, and last month we heard that it would be joined by a number more – the only problem was, we didn't know just which companies we were talking about. ...

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