Meizu Pro 5 is the first Ubuntu phone that’s also a desktop PC

The Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition smartphone features a Samsung Exynos 7420 octa-core processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and a 5.7 inch full HD AMOLED display. When it launched earlier this year, it was the most powerful smartphone to ship with Ubuntu’s smartphone-friendly operating system to date.
Now it’s also the first Ubuntu phone that you can also use as a desktop computer.
Canonical has released a software update called OTA-11 for Ubuntu phones and tablets. One of the key features is support for connecting an external display using the Miracast wireless display protocol.
Ubuntu for phones and tablets supports a feature called “convergence” which lets you interact with a desktop-style user interface when you’re using a keyboard, mouse, and external display. Now that the mobile version of Ubuntu supports wireless displays though, you don’t need a video port anymore. Just use a Miracast wireless display dongle to connect the phone to a monitor, connect a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse, and you’re good to go.

Source: http://liliputing.com/2016/06/meizu-pro-5-first-ubuntu-phone-thats-also-desktop-pc-thanks-ota-11-update.html
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht


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What’s WhatsApp’s desktop app? A bloated, pointless, Windows/Mac download, that’s what

WhatsApp now has a desktop app, for Windows 8 and up or Mac OS 10.9 and up. But as a 60 MB download, it’s incredibly bloated, given its lack of functionality.

I can’t see the point of using this over the Web app. Can you?

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