A new smartphone running the Ubuntu operating system appears to be in the works carrying codename Midori. The first grumblings about the new device have surfaced from a bug report about a trust prompt issues with the device via the Ubuntu Touch IRC and on Launch Pad. According to the chatter, the trust prompt issue causes the mystery Midori device and the MX4 to reboot.
In that bug chat at some point, Pat McGowan, Director of Engineering at Canonical says, “This will block Midori rc.” RC is a release candidate for those unfamiliar with the abbreviation and is talking about the release candidate channel for Ubuntu Touch images.
The Midori name comes from the Dragon Ball magna franchise and keeps with the naming convention for previous Ubuntu devices that have carried character names from the same franchise. Previously there have been devices codenamed Krillin, Arale, Vegeta, Turbo, Frieza, Cooler, and now Midori. The manufacturer of the device is believed to be Meizu right now.
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht