Karbon to Lauch a Dual Boot Phone in June
Karbon, an Indian mobile manufacturer, has announced that they’ll be launching a dual-OS phone which runs both Windows Phone and Android. I believe that this is a good first move from a phone manufacturer to give the buyer the choice of platform they would like to run on the phone. I do have some doubts about how much space both the OS would take up on the on-board storage. As is, with just one operating system on the device, a 16 GB device gives downwards of 12GB or less for the user to store their data, now with two Operating Systems, we’ll have to see how much free space the phone will come with. I’m also assuming that since Karbon is setting a launch date of June, these phones should come with the Windows Phone 8.1 right out of the box.
Read more about this at Times of India
Ubuntu Phones coming out this year from Meizu and bq
Canonical has been showing off Ubuntu for Mobile for a while now. While it’s crowdfunding attempt to raise money for the Ubuntu Edge failed, they now have announced that Ubuntu for Mobile finally has official partners. They are teaming up with bq, a Spanish manufacturer and Meizu, a Chinese one, to release phones running Ubuntu will be out this year
Read on at Ubuntu Insights
Oppo teases the Find 7 Phone rumored to have a 50MP camera
Oppo is to launch the Find 7 on the 19th of this month at an event in Beijing. While one of their teasers suggests that the Find 7 is going to be greater than the S5, there’s a leak which shows that the Find 7 may come with a 50MP camera.
Cameras with these gut-wrenching megapixel numbers were once Nokia’s staple weapon. Now it looks like Oppo may be bringing in competition in that area. The sample image has a resolution of 8160×6120, with a file size of 9.7MB. EXIF information from the image shows that the camera is an Oppo Find 7. You can read about this leak at GizChina