Linux News Today: Ubuntu Touch OTA-9.5 to Be Delayed for One Week, Devs Occupied with New Tablet
We’ve been informed today, February 4, by Łukasz Zemczak of Canonical about the latest work done by the Ubuntu Touch developers in preparation for the upcoming OTA-9.5 update for Ubuntu Phone devices.
According to Mr. Zemczak and as reported by us a few days ago, the Ubuntu Touch OTA-9.5 hotfix will be delayed for at least a week. Why? You might ask. Well, it’s because they’re still working on implementing the remaining fixes and they have their hands full with the BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu tablet unveiled today.
“Work on OTA-9.5 continues with fixes still in the works. But as predicted, we will be delayed with this release for at least a week,” said Łukasz Zemczak. “Not to mention our developers are also busy with work related to the enablement of our first fully convergeable device announced today. Good times are nearing!”
Ubuntu Phone and Ubuntu Tablets
Since today’s report from Canonical’s Łukasz Zemczak was very brief, we will take this opportunity to inform our readers that they’ll notice the term “Ubuntu Tablet” from now on, in our OTA-related articles, besides the “Ubuntu Phone” term used quite regularly. Both devices will be, of course, powered by the same Ubuntu Touch mobile OS.
As for Ubuntu Tablet devices, in case you’ve missed the big news, we strongly recommend reading the official announcement of the world’s first converged Ubuntu tablet device, as well as our in-depth article with everything you need to know right now about BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition.
There, you’ll also find a lot of press images of the new device and various convergence scenarios, courtesy of Canonical. As usual, tomorrow we will have more news on the progress for the OTA-9.5 hotfix for the Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system.