Visiting bq: How bq tests and develops their devices

Recently, I got an invitation from bq for the launch of their first Android One in Spain and Portugal. The event took place in Madrid. A couple of journalists and bloggers from Germany (including me) and France were also invited for a tour through the offices and labs from bq in their headquarters in Madrid. There, they showed us some details about the development of their smartphones and how they test the hardware....

October 11, 2015 · 6 min · Sujeevan Vijayakumaran

Interview with Ronnie Tucker about Full Circle Magazine

This is an interview with Ronnie Tucker, the creator and founder of „Full Circle Magazine“. You can find the translated German article in this Ikhaya Article. Hey Ronnie, thanks for joining this interview. First of all, the most of our readers might not know you, so can you say a few words about yourself, who you are? Ronnie: Thanks for having me. I’m the editor, and founder, of Full Circle magazine which I started (on a whim) about eight years ago....

September 10, 2015 · 5 min · Sujeevan Vijayakumaran

Visiting FrOSCon …

Last weekend, on the 22nd and 23rd August, the FrOSCon took place in St. Augustin (next to Bonn) in Germany. It is one of the bigger Open Source Conferences and my first visit. Short summary: It was great! There were many talks, too bad there were many on talks on the same time, but luckily all talks were recorded. Personally I gave to talks: about Snappy Ubuntu Core and about Ubuntu Phone....

August 25, 2015 · 2 min · Sujeevan Vijayakumaran

Review bq Aquaris E5 - Ubuntu Edition

The second Ubuntu Phone on the market is also the second phone from the spanish manufacturer bq. The Aquaris E5 is available to buy since a couple of weeks, it’s the bigger brother of the E4.5, which was the first Ubuntu Phone. Software The bq Aquaris E5 runs the same software as the E4.5 and the Meizu MX4. I’ve covered the software features on my review of the Aquaris E4....

July 11, 2015 · 4 min · Sujeevan Vijayakumaran

Review Meizu MX4 - Ubuntu Edition

Since the end of June one can buy the Meizu MX4 in the EU, if you manage to get an invite. I’m in the group of the „Ubuntu Phone Insiders“ and got the device a few of weeks ago. It’s time for a review! A few months back I did a long review of the bq Aquaris E4.5. The Meizu MX4 is the third available Ubuntu Phone, next to the Aquaris E4....

July 5, 2015 · 6 min · Sujeevan Vijayakumaran

Announcing Ubucon Europe 2016

A few days back we announced the 9th Ubucon 2015 in Germany which takes place in Berlin. Next year would be the 10th Ubucon in Germany and we think, we can make something special! Back in March Costales asked on Google+ a few fellow „Ubuntu Phone Insiders“ (including me), what would we think about an Ubucon Europe. While most of the people said that it would be great, nothing much happened … until now!...

June 5, 2015 · 2 min · Sujeevan Vijayakumaran

9th Ubucon 2015 in Germany

This year we’re going to organize the 9th Ubucon in Germany. This time it will be held in the capitol Berlin starting on the 23th and ending on the 25th October 2015. I was a member of the organization team for the since 2013, but this year I am the head of the organisation team. We also started the „Call for Papers“. The main language is German, but we might also allow talks in English....

May 24, 2015 · 1 min · Sujeevan Vijayakumaran

What's coming next…

Yesterday I have finally finished my Bachelor (yay!) after roughly 3,5 years. Therefore, I’ve got a bit more time to focus my work on different open source projects (next to my full time job). In this blog post I’m sharing my current plans. Taskwarrior for Android In 2012 I’ve started the development of a Taskwarrior compatible app for Android. Taskwarrior is a really cool CLI tool to manage your todo list....

April 21, 2015 · 2 min · Sujeevan Vijayakumaran