Linux News Today: Ubuntu Touch OTA-10 Now in Feature Freeze, Will Bring a Lot of Goodies
We’ve been asked by our readers about what is going on with the development of the Ubuntu mobile OS, as no news has been published lately on our website about the upcoming OTA-10 update for phones and tablets.
Well, first of all, not much has happened in the Ubuntu Touch world lately, as it is currently in Feature Freeze, which means that no new features or major changes will be added to the OTA-10 build with the exception of critical bugs.
Second of all, Canonical’s Łukasz Zemczak, who usually posts daily reports of the latest landings for Ubuntu Touch had some personal problems, but today he’s back with some interesting news on the progress of the OTA-10 software update.
“Let’s take a look at some of the landings happening this week. We had a new big Android release for the device bits for flo, mako, and the emulator,” said Łukasz Zemczak, Ubuntu Foundations. “Exciting times in overall.”
Ubuntu Touch developers are pretty busy with OTA-10 work
Besides the major Android release, the Ubuntu Touch developers also managed to update several important components, such as ubuntu-system-settings, which brings improvements to the system update status tracking, and the system-image client, which now allows for 3G update download and offers better OTA notifications.
Moreover, the Dialer app now lets users copy and paste numbers to/from the keypad entry, the Oxide-Qt video player received various improvements, there’s a new version of the Indicator Sound, bringing microphone controls when an external mic is connected, and the Unity 8 interface received numerous attractive features, such as new side-stage for tablets, tutorial redesigns, etc.
So, as you can see, the Ubuntu Touch developers are pretty busy with OTA-10 work. Expect some more related news soon!