It Takes A While To Boot The BQ Ubuntu Phone
Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu on 7 February 2015 at 09:41 AM EST. 48 Comments
Following the announcement of the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition that will begin going up for sale next week, the first real hands-on videos of the Ubuntu Phone in action are starting to come out...

While this is the first production Ubuntu Phone, and I haven't benchmarked Ubuntu Touch in a long time, one of the surprising factors from one of the first "unboxing videos" is the slow boot time of the BQ Ubuntu Phone. It seems that when powering on the phone or rebooting, it takes the better part of a minute on this quad-core Cortex-A7 phone with 1GB of RAM.

Here's a video with the powering on of the BQ Ubuntu Phone starting at around 2:45. How long does your phone take to boot? This phone seems to take noticeably longer than at least some Nexuses and iPhones at Phoronix.

Let's hope the BQ Ubuntu Phone won't need to be rebooted too often and that a software update will be able to enhance the boot time. Of course, Phoronix forum goers will probably be queuing up init manager jokes and conspiracy theories...
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