Canonical is gradually reaching out to the world. After entering China, Europe, the United States with its Ubuntu phones, it is now venturing into the Indian markets. The new open source based mobile operating system which was introduced just six months ago, has reached various nations after it joined hands with smartphone manufacturers like Bq and Meizu. Now the BQ Aquaris E4.5 and BQ Aquaris E5 phones are all set to make their debut in India.
While the operating system is still under development, it is successful in various regions. Ubuntu Touch would soon become a global phenomenon. While it is focusing on one region at a time, we hear that Ubuntu based phones would reach India by the end of this month.
“BQ will be launching the same two European devices. BQ Aquaris E4.5 and BQ Aquaris E5, with a black variant in India on the Snapdeal website. Two weeks after the launch, there will be an Ubuntu Store on Snapdeal where other Ubuntu products will be available. We haven’t got a precise date for the launch, but it will happen probably in the next two weeks. For the Indian launch, Ubuntu Phone will not be released on devices with a specific Indian image but there will be specific apps content available from an Indian specific app store,” Carla Sella posted on the blog.
India is definitely one of the biggest smartphone markets in the world. Hence, it will be interesting to see the performance of Ubuntu handsets in our country. While, Android operating system (OS) has already made its market in Indian, tech buffs are eagerly waiting for an open source mobile operating system. Meanwhile, BQ Aquaris E4.5 and BQ Aquaris E5 are priced at ₹ 12, 250 ₹ 14,500 in Europe respectively.