Ubuntu Touch OTA-11 update was in development for the last two months, and it should provide users with a plethora of new features and improvements. Some of them are Wireless Display Technology, dubbed Aethercast (or Display Cast) by Canonical; it’s better known as Miracast. The Wireless display feature currently works with the Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition models, but in order to work with other Ubuntu Touch devices, it will require lots of time and effort for the process of backporting the Android APIs.
He said that “It would require either (A) we backport the Android 5.x APIs to Android 4.x for use in older devices or (B) we upgrade those older devices to an Android 5.x container,” said Michael Hall, Community Manager at Canonical. “It requires StageFright APIs that only exist in Android 5+, and most of the existing devices still use 4.x in their Android container.”
According to Marius from Softpedia, it seems that Łukasz Zemczak from Canonical sent an email, informing the Ubuntu Phone users that OTA-11 update for Ubuntu touch devices was approved for release. If having a Ubuntu Phone device, you should get a notification telling you about OTA-11 availability, sometime today. Aside from Ubuntu Touch powered phones, OTA-11 is also available for the new Ubuntu Tablet from Canonical.
Since the update is phased, not all users will get it today, but for the most people, OTA-11 should be available during next 24 hours. Don’t worry if you don’t get a notification today because by tomorrow, June 2, every Ubuntu phone and tablet will get the new update.