The OTA-10 update for Ubuntu Touch is scheduled for the first week of April, as announced by Łukasz Zemczak of Canonical. It will rollout for all supported Ubuntu Phone devices and BQ Aquaris M10, the Ubuntu Tablet. The new update will come with the new VPN feature which was in development for quite some time.
According to Marius of Softpedia, there will be a VPN panel in the System Settings after installing the OTA-10 update on devices. Other than that, the update includes improvement to pay and location services, better support for Web Apps in the Browser app, the EDS Plugin for Qt PIM module’s Organizer and improvements to Indicator-Datetime. The VPN feature though stands out of the rest and was first cited by Softpedia last year.
“We’re getting closer and closer to OTA-10,” says Łukasz Zemczak, Canonical Foundations. “Another bit of potentially interesting info for some. We now use a special click-lock mechanism for staging clicks on rc-proposed images that depend on unreleased frameworks. Due to the current click limitations, we cannot publish new click packages if the dependent framework is not yet released in a stable image.”
It should be noted that Ubuntu Touch OTA-10 update has entered feature freeze stage, which means no new features will be added before the final release in April. The good thing though is the addition of Ubuntu first-ever Tablet, BQ Aquaris M10 in the update list. So, if you had one, stop worrying about the updates.