Linux News Today: Ubuntu Touch OTA-10.1 Hotfix Officially Released for All Supported Ubuntu Phones
As promised, Canonical has released today, April 11, 2016, the first hotfix for the major Ubuntu Touch OTA-10 operating system update announced last week for supported Ubuntu Phone devices.
Canonical’s Łukasz Zemczak made the OTA-10.1 official a few minutes ago, but we’ve been tipped earlier by one of our readers (thanks, Sander) about the availability of the hotfix, which has been seeded to users as a phased upgrade during the next 24 hours.
If you’re wondering what’s new in the Ubuntu Touch OTA-10.1 update, we can tell you that it patches a security issue discovered by Canonical at the end of last week, as reported by us in the same day.
“As soon as the security-related issue got detected we have made some precautions on the store-side to make sure everyone is safe, giving us time to prepare and push out the hotfix release during a work-day (meaning: today),” said Mr. Zemczak.
Work on OTA-11 continues at a slow pace
By tomorrow, April 12, 2016, all users of officially supported Ubuntu Phone devices, such as BQ Aquaris E4.5, BQ Aquaris E5 HD, Meizu MX4, Meizu PRO 5, Nexus 4, or Nexus 7, should receive the OTA-10.1 hotfix, so please update as soon as you get notified.
In the meantime, the Ubuntu Touch developers are working hard on reproducing and fixing some of the most annoying issue reported by users since the OTA-10 release, especially those using BQ devices.
Also, the development of the next major OTA release, the OTA-11, continues at a slow pace with some minor translation improvements and bug fixes. More on the Ubuntu Touch OTA-11 update should be unveiled later this month, after the release of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) on April 21, 2016.