FM Radio seems to have been forgotten as a feature on modern smartphones, but it was all the rage a decade ago. Now, developers are looking at enabling that function of Ubuntu phones that support it. It’s been a long time since one of the selling points for a phone was the fact that it has FM Radio support. I still remember by Motorola v2288 and that I used to listen to the radio all the time.
BLU Productions, an American phone vendor has released the BLU Studio 7.0 LTE smartphone, which is a huge, 7-inch phablet, with modest hardware specs. The phone has a 7-inch capacitive touchscreen display supports HD (720p) resolution, uses a rather old quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, 1 GB of RAM memory, 16 GB of internal memory which can be expanded up to 64 GB via microSD, a 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, LED flash and full HD (1080p) video recording, 2 megapixel front-facing selfie camera.
According to a Cambridge University study, the Nexus, LG, HTC and Motorola Android phones are the most secured devices, about 87% of the existing smartphones being vulnerable to malicious applications. The researches have picked up their data from the Device Analyzer app, stating that the mobile phone vendors do not have the habit of pushing security updates to their devices. Since Google picked both LG and Motorola to create Nexus phones, they most likely have good teams behind that care about their users and provide security updates when needed.
I just got this email notification from the Ubuntu team that the first set of Ubuntu phones are now out and available for purchase but for only a limited time. The phone code-named Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition is currently going for 169.90 euros. So go grab your own copy right now. See details below: Introducing the first Ubuntu smartphone: the BQ Aquaris E45 Ubuntu Edition. Available to purchase for a limited time from 09:00-18:00 CET on Wednesday 11th February.