Technology company BQ have announced their launch in the UK, bringing with them new releases of the M10 Ubuntu Edition tablet and Aquaris X5 Plus smartphone.
BQ was founded in 2010 by a group of students and is part of the technology focused Mundo Reader holding company. The company is now the third top selling consumer electronics company on Spain.
Their latest handset, the Aquaris X5, is host to Cyanogen OS – a variant of Android which they hope will offer users more diversity. The handset (also available with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OS) is on sale via O2, from £19.50 per month, and also via BQ’s online store.
As well as mobile devices the company also announced an educational robot called Zowi and an update to their popular 3D printer. Zowi is a robot which teaches basic coding skills using a visual programmer, letting kids code with coloured blocks, as opposed to actual code. With the supplied app children will be able to control the robot or create their own projects. Every time they complete a new project, they will unlock new features.
The update of their 3D printer ‘Witbox 2’ offers an auto-levelling system and a greater variety of compatible filaments, such as PLA, bronze, wood, copper and FilaFlex.