Graham Morrison gets his hands on Canonical's third Ubuntu phone.
Building a mobile operating system to carve a chunk out of Android and iOS dominance is going to take courage and time. But one of the ways we've theorised that Canonical's Ubuntu Phone platform could become successful is if Canonical is able to find some partnership with a Chinese manufacturer and somehow tap into the ginormous Chinese market. This new phone isn't that. But it could be the beginning of the beginning of that. Meizu is one of China's biggest smartphone manufacturers, and the Ubuntu Edition of its MX4 handset is the first time the company has ventured outside its geographical comfort zone (the Ubuntu MX4 is only available in the EU) and its own Android-based ecosystem.