After the release of Ubuntu Touch OTA 10, the most logical thing was to think that the next release would be OTA 11. In fact, it was expected to arrive about 6 weeks after the previous launch, but it has not been. Yesterday the version was announced OTA-10.1 Hotfix for all compatible phones. A version that includes the word "Hotfix" is released to correct problems and improve the performance and reliability of the system and that is the reason why OTA-10.1 has been released.
As always, it was Lucasz Zemczak who announced the launch. Most likely this new release has been used to correct more problems, but the main reason for its arrival seems to be a security problem that Canonical discovered last week and is already fixed in the OTA-10.1 Hotfix. Although they have not given more details, their speed and surprise arrival makes us think that the problem was relatively important.
OTA-10.1 fixes a security flaw
As soon as the security related issue was detected we have taken precautions by the Store to make sure everyone is safe, giving us time to prepare and deliver the Hotfix release during one working day (that is, today).
The update should be available today for all users who own a device Ubuntu PhoneSuch as the BQ Aquaris E4.5, BQ Aquaris E5 HD, Meizu MX4, Meizu PRO 5, Nexus 4 or Nexus 7. Taking into account the words of Zemczak, all users are advised to update as soon as possible.
At the same time they were working to release the OTA 10.1 Hotfix, the Ubuntu Touch developer team is working to release the next version, a OTA-11 The development of which is being taken with patience and which will include bug fixes and minor translation improvements.