Linux News Today: OnePlus 3 to Become an Unofficial Ubuntu Phone, Development Will Start Soon – Exclusive
We had a quick chat today with Marius Gripsgård from UBports.com, a group of independent developers trying to port Canonical’s Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system to as many devices as possible, about an upcoming port to OnePlus 3.
Yes, you’re reading it right, OnePlus 3 is about to become an unofficial Ubuntu Phone, as Mr. Gripsgård informs Softpedia today that he already ordered the device and will start development, porting of Ubuntu Touch, as soon as it arrives.
A special page is already available on the UBports.com website, where we can’t help but notice that the device’s codename was set to “op3”. OnePlus 3 was recently released as an Android phone, boasting a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with Full HD (1080×1920) resolution, and a Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 chipset.
The smartphone is powered by Dual-Core 2.15 GHz Kryo and Dual-Core 1.6 GHz Kryo CPUs, as well as the Adreno 530 GPU. Marius Gripsgård told us that he is thrilled about the fact that OnePlus 3 has 6 GB of RAM, which makes the device perfect for convergence.
Among other interesting technical specs of OnePlus 3, we can mention the top-notch Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 4.2 LE connectivity, A-GPS, GLONASS, and BDS GPS support, 64 GB internal storage, a 16 MP f/2.0 front camera capable of [email protected] video recording, and a fingerprint reader.
The full specs of OnePlus 3 are available on its homepage, and if are planning on buying such as device, you might take into consideration the fact that you’ll also be able to run the Ubuntu mobile OS on it, enjoying the Ubuntu convergence experience. More details soon!