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XDA announced a smartphone that runs LineageOS and supports Ubuntu Touch

almost 2 years ago by IanDorfman

Popular Android development community XDA-Developers has announced that it is partnering with F(x)tec in order to release its first smartphone. The phone can run both LineageOS and Ubuntu Touch.

The phone's announcement comes via a news post by XDA's Chief Content Officer Nirave Gondhia. It is primarily being touted as a smartphone that runs a viable alternative to Android in either LineageOS or Ubuntu. The driving factor behind the decision to develop and release a phone that runs LineageOS out of the box is in order to provide enthusiast smart device users with a more accessible and less headache-inducing way to customize and run the software they want to run.

XDA's Pro1-X smartphone is based off of the previously released F(x)tec Pro1, which means that it also includes a sliding keyboard and tabletop friendly configuration. In addition to increased RAM, storage, and color options when compared to the F(x)tec Pro1, the Pro1-X takes advantage of LineageOS 16's Privacy Guard feature that ensures you're only sharing data that you explicitly want to share with the third party software and services you will inevitably interact with in daily use.

The XDA Pro1-X will retail for $899, with limited time discounted pricing available via the phone's Indiegogo page, which still has 45 days left for those that want to take advantage of the discount. The Pro1-X is scheduled to release in March of 2021. Its funding goal was met and exceeded in under 2 hours.

Further coverage: XDA-Developers

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A free and open-source operating system for smartphones and tablet computers, based on the Android mobile platform. It is the successor to the highly popular custom ROM CyanogenMod, from which it was forked in December 2016 when Cyanogen Inc.