The Meizu MX4 may have the looks to stand toe-to-toe with the flagships -- as long as you like its squarish shape -- but its buggy software and poor performance mean you should steer clear for now.
The unlocked Meizu MX3 tweaks Android Jelly Bean with an eye for iOS style and unique controls.
The Chinese e-commerce giant's investment could signal another step into the mobile business, in a play not unlike Amazon's Fire devices line.
Ubuntu is coming to phones and tablets, and the Meizu MX3 and BQ Aquaris offer a glimpse of what that could be like.
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The unlocked Meizu MX3 offers a wild Android UI and eight computing cores.
The Ubuntu two are the first phones to ditch Android for Ubuntu. See what you think of the new software in our hands-on video.
Running Android Jelly Bean but with an interface that's closer to iOS, the Meizu MX3 could be a distant cousin of a classic iPhone.
We spoke to Ubuntu's mobile boss, Cristian Parrino, to find out how the operating system is different from Android, Firefox and Tizen.
Amazon's Korean expansion is expected to open for business by mid-March, according to reports.
The BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition will be sold in limited-run flash sales, with several sales expected in the coming weeks.