A new OTA (Over the Air) update of the Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system is in development for Ubuntu Phone and Ubuntu Tablet devices, the OTA-13, which should land in the first week of September 2016.
In the last few days, the Ubuntu Touch developers have managed to land a lot of exciting new features to the rc-proposed channels of the upcoming OTA-13 software update, which the most adventurous Ubuntu Phone and Tablet users can already test drive on their supported devices.
Among these are Unity 8 indicator-keyboard support, new Ubuntu theme with brand-new icons for keyboard indicators, along with various new monochrome arrow icons, better support for Wi-Fi networks with long passwords, and an updated Libertine Scope that will be renamed to “Desktop Apps” shortly.
The Ubuntu Touch OTA-13 update was initially scheduled to land on September 1, 2016, but because the developers behind Canonical’s mobile operating system want to add even more cool new features, it just got delayed by a week, so the final release should now hit the stable channels on September 7.
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht
Definitely wiping this S… out of my tablet.
Last OTA (12) didn’t bring anything valuable. Worse : Firefox was uninstalled and is not installable anymore in the software center.
I had so much hope for this tablet, my desillusion is really deep.
Ubuntu should consider to focuse on Desktop developpement. They start from too far, well too far, to be able to offer a valuable experience on a ubuntu tablet…
And it’s a deception for me…
Did you check and/or show the new ‘X Apps’ scope? That’s where Firefox, GIMP, LibreOffice, etc are all housed.
You can’t install Firefox from the Ubuntu Store as it’s an X app.
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