First Turing Phone units should reach customers next month

Turing Phone secure Android handset shipments begin July 2016
Turing Phone
Although first pre-orders were placed last August and this secure handset was expected to start shipping in December 2015, it looks like the first units will ship next month.
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Those looking for a secure Android smartphone who chose to pre-order the Turing Phone starting last August are probably not happy at all right now since they still did not get their handsets. Back in 2015, the company was supposed to start shipping the first units in December. Unfortunately, they delayed the deliveries for the end of Q1 2016, but still nothing happened. Now the end of Q2 2016 is near, and it looks like shipments could finally begin soon.

According to Android Police, Turing has recently dropped Android for Sailfish OS and announced the phone would arrive at the end of June. Yesterday, they emailed all backers and revealed that first Turing Phone units are coming on July 12th. Even more, the company released a video that shows the fully operational handset loaded with Sailfish OS 2.0.

"The first batch of Turing Phone(s) will be shipped as Evaluation Unit(s) as we wish to upgrade you to the Snapdragon 820 Edition (free of charge) before the end of 2016. Turing Phone shipments will start on July 12th and continue until all units have been shipped," reads the email mentioned earlier. We will get back to this handset as soon as it starts shipping - or ends up facing another delay.


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Codrut Nistor, 2016-06-29 (Update: 2016-06-29)
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Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.