Ubuntu Touch OTA-8 now available, arrives with dark theme

Ubuntu Touch

A few hours ago, the community UBPorts has released the Ubuntu Touch OTA-8. We mentioned the community and not Canonical because the company led by Mark Suttheworth abandoned the project when they discovered that it is not possible or not such a good idea to have the same operating system on mobile phones as on computers. Now it is the developer community who is focused on launching improvements for mobiles that use Ubuntu Touch.

This is a release that has mainly focused on improving stability and fixing bugs. Among these improvements we have some related to Morph Browser, such as support for favicons (web page icons) in favorites and support for apps to inject custom JavaScript into Morph.Web embedded views. On the other hand, the browser will no longer show a page error when the loading of webs fails, there will no longer be errors when loading some specific web-apps, it will close all the tabs of a window before stopping any type of multimedia, it will support scripts of users for web-apps and will display the keyboard correctly in some scenarios.

OTA-8 includes support for dark theme

Dark theme in OTA-8

Dark theme in OTA-8

Although the improvements mentioned above in Morph Browser no longer seem few, what always attracts the most attention is the visual. Well, the Ubuntu Touch OTA-8 comes with support for a dark theme which is currently in the experimental phase. As you can see in the previous image, the vast majority of what is shown is black, with some gray areas and only the icons keep the shape and colors of the theme by default.

The list of news is completed with the following:

  • The container of the script Android preboot has been updated to halium-boot.
  • The testing functionality of Ubuntu UI Toolkit has been fixed.
  • Have been removed Unnecessary list items highlighted in Settings and "Add recipient" in the messaging app.
  • Added support for ARM64 (AArch64). This would allow developers to bring Ubuntu Touch to more devices.
  • Added improvements to the tethering by USB.
  • Various corrections to problems that were in the agenda app.

The update is coming to all supported devices gradually and everyone should have it available next Sunday, March 10. Among the compatible devices we have the Fairphone 2, Nexus 7, Nexus 5, Nexus 4, BQ Aquaris E5, BQ Aquaris E4.5, BQ Aquaris M10 FHD, BQ Aquaris M10 HD, Meizu MX 4, Meizu PRO 5 and OnePlus One.

You have more information about the Ubuntu Touch OTA-8 update at this link.

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