Rumors about the Ubuntu phones for the US market
Dear media (especially you guys over at Softpedia): I’m just a random guy on the Internet spreading rumors. Random guys on the Internet are NOT reliable sources for news articles. Please do go and confirm these rumors with Canonical.
We all know that lots of people living in the United States of America are waiting to buy an Ubuntu phone. Well, looks like that won’t be happening any time soon. I had the chance to get some non-confidential information out of somebody at Canonical, and this is the full story regarding the plans for the US market as I understand it.
The following information seems to be clear:
- It will not be Meizu nor bq, neither can provide hardware that supports all US frequency bands, and neither have FCC approval for their devices.
- Both OEMs are already selling devices on the US market.
- It’s not System76 nor Dell.