Linux News Today: Ubuntu Touch OTA-9 Is Officially Released
The Ubuntu Touch OTA-9 has finally arrived, and users should start to get the new update in the next 24 hours, in a phased manner.
We covered the new OTA-9 features and changes over the past couple of months. It took a little longer for the new update to make an appearance because it overlapped with the holidays. The good news is that the new update is here and that it’s one of the biggest ones so far, at least regarding fixes.
Ubuntu developers release a new update every six weeks, give or take any events that might delay this by a few days, and they want to keep this cadence for as long as possible. Right now, Ubuntu Touch is stable, but it’s not feature-complete. No operating system is perfect to a point where it doesn’t need anything, but Ubuntu Touch is also a young OS and it still needs a lot of stuff.
Lucky ones are getting it faster
These OTA updates for Ubuntu Touch usually bring all kinds of new features and major upgrades. They seem to be a good way of disseminating upgrades in the community, and it also shows why Ubuntu is different from all the rest. Everyone is getting the same updates, at the same time, no matter the carrier and no matter the device. Who else is doing that?
“We have just copied all the OTA-9 images to the stable channels and started the phased upgrade procedure! This means that in less than 24 hours all users should receive update notifications for this release. Once again big thanks to everyone participating in this release! We had a few last minute changes required but all in all we still made it in time. We hope you’ll be satisfied with the update we prepared for you,” Canonical’s Łukasz Zemczak explained in an email.
He also mentioned OTA-9.5, which means that we’ll be getting an intermediary release for Ubuntu Touch, with some small fixes and improvements that can’t wait for the next six weeks.