In between selling iPhone cases (yes, really) and paying for product placement on the latest season of House of Cards (yes, really), OnePlus seems to have achieved something rather cool on the software front. They’ve partnered with Canonical, the people who make the popular Linux desktop distribution Ubuntu, in order to bring the mobile version to the original OnePlus One. Neat! OnePlus made the announcement on Google Plus.
If you’ll recall, there was a big buzz around a mobile version of Ubuntu about two and a half years ago, made more notable by the quite wise decision to build user-flashable files for popular Android phones in the same manner as Android ROMs. (Ubuntu is also available on a few commercial phones, most notably the upcoming Meizu Pro 5.) Now there’s a public build available for the OnePlus One for those who want to try out the Ubuntu take on mobile computing.
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht