OnePlus One phone can now boot Ubuntu OS if you wish to try it

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Remember the OnePlus One smartphone from 2014? If you do, you’ll also know that it’s still a darling device of developers and tinkerers worldwide. Now, its makers have decided to please them furthermore by making available a version of the Ubuntu OS for them.

The Chinese company has been toying around with competition a lot lately. It famously made a case for the iPhone a few months ago, while it even ended up paying $300000 in order to get its phones featured in House of Cards. And now, despite having its own stable Android ROM named Oxygen OS, it has gone on to release a Ubuntu OS ROM.

The OnePlus One moreover, is not the only device from the company that’s getting this software. It has been announced that a version for the OnePlus X is being worked on as well right now. The development team has apparently encountered a number of difficulties in doing this, and has hence called upon other developers to help out.

A quick glance at the main specs of the OnePlus One:

– Display: 5.5-inch LTPS IPS LCD, 1080p full HD
– OS: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
– CPU: 2.5GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
– GPU: Adreno 330
– Memory: 3GB RAM, 64GB/16GB storage (not expandable)
– Camera: 13MP rear, 5MP front
– Battery: 3100mAh
– Size: 7.6 x 0.9 x 15.3cm
– Weight: 163gms

2014 was when the OnePlus One smartphone was first released. It came with a 5.5-inch 1080p full HD display and a quad core Snapdragon 801 processor. This phone moreover, offered 3GB of RAM, a 13MP rear camera, a 5MP front snapper and a 3100mAh battery.

Those who are interested in flashing the Ubuntu OS on their OnePlus One handsets can click on this link and follow the instructions there.