OTA-14 will arrive with a new multitasking with backgrounds and application icons

OTA-14About a month and a half ago, Canonical released Ubuntu Touch OTA-13, at which point Ubuntu's mobile operating system developer team focused on developing the next version. As usual, users who have dared to try the betas of the next Ubuntu Touch release have already been able to know before anyone else the news that will come to Ubuntu Touch from the hand of the OTA-14.

One of the most interesting novelties of the OTA-14 will arrive in the form of a new multitasking with support for backgrounds and app icons. As you can see in the following image, the multitasking that is available in previous versions has a black background and, if we do not look closely at the "cards", we cannot know which application each one is from. On the other hand, in the screenshot that heads this post we can see a multitasking with a full color background and some application icons under the «cards» that help us to know which one is.

OTA-14 will arrive in mid-November

Meizu Pro 5

Beyond the new multitasking, Canonical's Lukasz Zemczak has already advanced that Ubuntu Touch's OTA-14 will be a release that will focus on fixing bugs and that preparation for the next stable update should begin sometime next week, when the Release Candidate image becomes available for testing by developers and more adventurous users.

Looking at the new multitasking it is clear that Canonical's mobile operating system continues to improve over time. The downside is that an operating system is nothing without applications and that is where the team led by Mark Shuttleworth would have to do something. Only time will tell us if Ubuntu Touch get to be a relevant mobile operating system.

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  1.   louis fortan said

    This is progressing, and the truth is that if we compare the system to how it was a year ago, the improvements are quite relevant, in terms of applications, yes, it still lacks, (although I am happy with the new Spotify, XMPP and WhatsApp clients ), I believe that until the system is ready to enter with a minimum supply of terminals in the "operator" world, the leap will not be made.

    If we remember Firefox OS, entering directly into the low end of the market, it achieved a share that was already quite attractive at first, promoting the creation of developments. Ubuntu Phone is a more ambitious system and therefore everything is a little slower.

    For those of us who have been using this system for some time, the analogy is that we continue to think that this system has already "given birth" and no, we are following the pregnancy in its last months but it has not yet "given birth."

    ..patience, the creature comes in handy. XD.