The new Ubuntu Phone OTA-13 is now available


During the afternoon yesterday we could meet the release of the new OTA-13, an OTA that substantially improves Ubuntu's mobile operating system but also its ecosystem as it will allow more connection between the usual applications such as Libreoffice and the new apps or scopes of the mobile operating system

And even though the new OTA-13 is released, still many devices will take time to have the new update as it will be released little by little and only when the phone uses the Wi-Fi connection.

The new OTA-13 includes some improvements but it can be characterized as an update that tries to match Android. Thus, among the novelties is the new download and update manager that allows us to control system updates as in Android (to see when they do something similar in Ubuntu Desktop). The new update includes the possibility of being able to copy / paste between apps of the operating system, this includes desktop applications that are in click format and scopes.

The new OTA-13 will be available for all devices, the old BQs included

The notification panel has been improved sensibly to rearrange everything to suit the user or at least make it more functional if possible. The keyboard has also been updated, including support for multiple languages ​​and the inclusion of new emojis. But the most anticipated is undoubtedly being able to synchronize the mobile calendar with several calendars, something that is achieved among other things because of the icalc file support.

Currently this version is intended for all official Ubuntu Phone devices, including the new BQ tablet, but the devices of the UBPorts project will not enter, devices that will have it but for which we will have to wait a little longer. In any case, there is no doubt that Ubuntu Phone and its project are increasingly better positioned against Android and iOS even though it does not have mobile phones that explode or expensive models like the iPhone 7.

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  1.   Rafa Garcia said

    Oins ... I have the Bq 5, the day they stop updating it I'll kill them hahahaha let's see how this new version is coming and if we don't have to wait long

  2.   louis fortan said

    There has been… and there is… so much to improve that each OTA that is launched I wait for it with the expectation of a child on their birthday, but this system works better every day.

    It is not my case since I have a humble BQ E45, (but on my BQ M10 HD I enjoy it every day), but it is still original to see Ubuntu-based mobiles that can run desktop applications ... for me That fact, together with the already real and useful convergence, is a milestone.

    Bravo to the Canonical ...

  3.   Javier said

    I have the BQ 4.5 (if I am not mistaken, the first mobile that came from the factory with Ubuntu) from the first moment it was released, just 18 months, if they stopped updating it, I would say a lot and badly about the mobile operating system that it should do to us more free.

    Although it still has bugs, I am happy with the phone and I trust that they will be solved, after all it is only 18 months old.