It Looks Like The Converged Ubuntu Phone Device Is Delayed To Next Year
Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu on 29 September 2015 at 10:14 AM EDT. 19 Comments
UBUNTU --
While Mark Shuttleworth talked up before that an Ubuntu Phone supporting their much talked about "converged" experience would be available in 2015, it appears now to be delayed until some time in 2016.

We've been waiting for an Ubuntu Phone to support the convergence experience for transforming the phone into a PC when connected to a display and keyboard/mouse while the software will adapt accordingly. We had heard that BQ was the company manufacturing this first converged phone and that it would ship in October 2015.

We haven't heard any details or soft announcements yet about the device and it appears now that it may be pushed back into 2016. Pat McGowan of Canonical mentioned during a recent Ubuntu Community Q&A that there isn't anything to say right now about the converged BQ Ubuntu Phone but to wait for it next year.


He didn't elaborate on the cause for the delay if it was due to BQ or the current state of the Ubuntu Phone software stack. As written about this weekend, there's an estimated 25 thousand Ubuntu Phone users at present.
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