Linux News Today: Ubuntu Touch OTA-11 Launches Next Week for Supported Ubuntu Phones and Tablets
Another week has passed, and the major OTA-11 software update for the Ubuntu mobile operating system, which powers the Ubuntu Phone and Tablet devices, is getting closer to a final release.
Canonical’s Łukasz Zemczak has emailed the community today, May 25, 2016, with fresh details from the Ubuntu Touch land. And it looks like things are going well for the development cycle of the OTA-11 update, which should arrive next week, as the Release Candidate (RC) image has just entered its final testing stage.
Once the Ubuntu QA finishes all the rigorous tests of the Ubuntu Touch OTA-11 candidates, the major software update will be immediately pushed to the stable channels for all supported Ubuntu Phone devices, as well as the new Ubuntu Tablet, BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition, as a phased update during a 24-hour period.
“Our final OTA-11 candidates now entered final testing and so far we do not anticipate any more rebuilds required. We should be on schedule for next week,” says Łukasz Zemczak. “With development work on OTA-11 out of the way, more and more changes for the next milestone are landing – really nice to see that.”
The OTA-12 development continues at a fast pace
In the meantime, the Ubuntu Touch developers are concentrating all of their efforts on improving the Ubuntu mobile OS and fixing as many bugs as possible for the next major OTA update, the OTA-12, which Canonical’s Łukasz Zemczak said a week ago would be more about fixes than new features.
A lot of changes have been implemented these past few days for several of Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system’s core components, including the Unity 8 user interface, the telephony-service, which is now compatible with UITK 1.3, the Address Book app, Ubuntu System Settings, as well as QtMir. Next week, we will have fresh news about the release of the OTA-11 update and its exciting new features, so stay tuned.