Scopes are an incredible utility within Ubuntu that has made many users have more functionality on their computer than through other operating systems. And this has also had an impact on Ubuntu Phone and on tablets with Ubuntu. And although it is quite functional, many users are complaining on the mobile aspect, where the use of scopes is not as customizable and manageable as many would like.
That is why the main Ubuntu developers, especially David Callé, have announced a remodel in the Ubuntu Phone Dash. A remodel that will include tabs and a browser for scopes.
Dash Browser Scopes will be the name of this new functionality
From what has been presented through prototypes, the new design will be a browser similar to Chrome or Mozilla, in other words, a simple look with tabs and through these tabs the user will be able to modify and manage the scopes of the system. It is something interesting and useful that is already used in Unity Dash for Desktop, an ideal system for mouse operation but not for touch operation, which has been an almost mandatory change now that Ubuntu Phone users have grown up in number.
Although the truth is that this system is very original and quite practical due to the functionalities that it will give to devices with Ubuntu Touch, the truth is that reminds me of early versions of Chrome OS where tabs reigned throughout the operating system. Something that could well happen here, but the prototypes indicate something more solid. More different from Chrome OS.
These modifications we will see them in the last OTAs of the year or at least that is what the team has indicated in the last videoconferences it has done. Possibly before the end of the year we will have a different Ubuntu Phone but not a renewed Unity on our computer.