Łukasz Zemczak of Canonical informed the Ubuntu Touch community today about the latest landings that have occurred prior to the release of the much-awaited OTA-10 software update.
According to Marius Nestor of Softpedia, Ubuntu has been on heels off-late for the development of the Touch OTA-10 update and it is expected to arrive for all the supported devices, including the BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition tablet which will be made available for pre-order on 28 March and the recently released Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition smartphone.
Łukasz Zemczak’s report is worth mentioning because of the fact that an amazing out-of-the-box experience for the Unity 8 interface has just come to reality. This will bring tonnes of new features and goodies like the new Dash navigation, hardware keyboard layouts support, new side-stage for the Ubuntu tablet and a desktop mode toggle.
Łukasz Zemczak of Canonical Foundations said, “A really busy landing day today – but also a very fruitful one in the end. This week (EOW) is Final Freeze for OTA-10. Normally it’s planned for Friday but since it’s a holiday for multiple countries, we request everyone to have all the needed changes in by the end of tomorrow.”
A lot of other landings also took place for the OTA-10 update including a new updated Web Browser app which supports Google Maps on tablet form-factors, new qtbase distro-patch, new libertine, new shadow package and some minor updates to the Address Book and Mir. The issue with the Bluetooth pairing in System Settings has been also fixed.
The release date of the OTA-10 update has, however, not been disclosed yet, but Łukasz Zemczak had earlier wrote that it will be released during the first week of April. The update is expected to be released for all Ubuntu supported phones. Also, we expect to get further details on the developments of the Ubuntu Touch Mobile Operating System in the coming week. Till then, stay tuned.