We recently received the OTA-12, which is marked as a minor update that corrects bugs and sends aethercast to the BQ tablet but this will not be the same in the next OTA, known as OTA-13, which will be quite important. for Ubuntu Phone.
That is why the Ubuntu Touch team has announced that OTA-13 launch will be delayed for a few days, getting to publish next September 7 instead of September 1. The delay is a bummer, it always is in software development issues, but in this case it will be worth the wait.
As has been known, the new OTA-13 will incorporate new aesthetic that goes through the inclusion of a new theme, new icons and even the keyboard indicator that we have on the desktop, an indicator that internally will give a lot of functionality to the operating system.
OTA-13 will make Ubuntu phone reach more Android phones
But the most important thing is the inclusion of Android 6 BSP, one of the parts of the operating system that will make more Android phones compatible with the Ubuntu operating system, something very important because generally Ubuntu Phone is characterized by having phones that were first born as Android phones. Mir and Unity 8 will be present in this version, but they will be present in a very special way because MIR will be completely rewritten to go to Google's Go language. This will possibly make Ubuntu Phone faster or at least require less hardware to function properly.
So it seems that the new OTA-13 if it will be a big change for Ubuntu Phone or at least it seems. Now, until we have this version on our phones we won't know if it's really worth it or not or if it really will be a big update to the operating system What do you think?