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Ubuntu Touch OTA-13 brings essential features to smartphones and tablets

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Canonical has finally started pushing the OTA-13 update to Ubuntu Touch smartphones and tablets. The over-the-air update brings a list of essential features and upgrades the framework version to 15.04.7.

Ubuntu Touch OTA-13 comes with power daemon implementation that improves the battery life of the device. The new version also includes legacy application copy-paste support and an initial storage framework. Additionally, Canonical has provided updated Oxide video player, multiple calendar sync and GStreamer 1.8.2 framework.

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There is an updated keyboard with support for Latvian and Korean languages, emoji improvements and a new system indicator. Many of the default apps have also received updates.

For developers, Canonical has provided a new C++ UbuntuMetrics library that helps in monitoring metrics in QtQuick 2 apps.

The OTA-13 update also packs with several bug fixes. There are improvements for Bluetooth pairing, Wi-Fi connectivity, camera orientation, audio and video sync and app startup.

All Ubuntu mobile devices including BQ Aquarius E4.5 and Aquaris E5 as well as Meizu MX4 and Pro 5 are compatible with the new Ubuntu Touch update. Canonical is recommending to manually install the OTA-13 image to Nexus 4 and Nexus 7. If you have flashed Ubuntu Touch on a different device, you will receive the update in few days.

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Rajat Kabade
Rajat Kabade
Rajat is into blogging since he was in the high-school. He’s an Android geek, known for his work on Android ROMs & Kernels on XDA developers forum. He manages Google Developer Group Pune community.


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