Linux News Today: Ubuntu Touch OTA-10 Officially Released
The OTA-10 update for the Ubuntu mobile OS has finally arrived today, April 6, 2016, as officially announced by Canonical just a few moments ago, for all supported Ubuntu Phone devices, as well as the first ever Ubuntu Tablet.
We’ve already told you all there is to know about the new features integrated into today’s Ubuntu Touch OTA-10 software update. But to recap, it adds VPN (Virtual Private Network) support, a new welcome wizard, as well as support for downloading phone updates through mobile network.
Additionally, Web Apps can now access the accelerometer, camera, microphone, and vibrations, the Web Browser app now comes with support for selecting, copying, and pasting for web content, native apps can use new color palettes, and there’s a Japanese keyboard now.
“We have just copied most of the OTA-10 images to the stable channels and started the phased upgrade procedure,” said Łukasz Zemczak in today’s announcement. “It was a huge update and a big challenge with all the new devices appearing, but I hope everyone will be satisfied with what we prepared.”
Introducing Dekko e-mail client and uNav GPS navigator
Yes, there are two new apps that come pre-installed with the Ubuntu Touch OTA-10 update, the Dekko e-mail client created by Dan Chapman, and uNav, the excellent GPS navigator app designed by Marcos Costales. But probably most of the hardcore Ubuntu Phone users already had those installed.
As usual, the OTA-10 is sent to users as a phased update, which means that it will take approximately 24 hours to arrive for all users out there. If you don’t see the update right now, you should check again in the few hours or tomorrow, but rest assured that you’ll get it if you have one of the officially supported devices.
BQ Aquaris E4.5, BQ Aquaris E5 HD, Meizu MX4, Meizu PRO 5, Nexus 4, and Nexus 7 will all receive the update. Even if it hasn’t yet been sent to those who pre-order it, the first ever Ubuntu Tablet, BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition, will also get the OTA-10 update, that if it’s not already preloaded on the device shipped to your door. Next stop, OTA-11.