UBPorts launches OTA-2 for Ubuntu Phone devices

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During the last days the UBPorts team has released a new update for Ubuntu Phone devices that have recently been out of support. This new update has been dubbed OTA-2. This update affects more devices, thus growing the list of mobiles with Ubuntu Phone that are introduced in the UBPorts project.

The Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 (2013) are already included in this list, also receiving this OTA-2 and previous updates. BQ and Meizu devices, on the other hand, are not so lucky yet and this OTA-2 will have to wait to have them on its list of compatible devices. Although everything is a matter of time and solving the issue of licenses that these devices have.

The new OTA-2 incorporates new customization features, among which are new icons, direct access to the flashlight or the customization of the background of the scopes that we use on our smartphone with Ubuntu Phone. The bugs have also been taken into account in this OTA-2. Many have been resolved, especially those related to the OpenStore, the mobile application store. In any case, this OTA-2 follows based on Ubuntu 15.04, the base version that may change for future Ubuntu Phone updates.

The functions of some popular devices, such as the OnePlus One, have been increased; This is due to the inclusion of aethercast technology or the improvement of the use of GPS that allows smartphones to have new functions that until now only had the Nexus 5 and Fairphone 2.

The new OTA-2 is available through system settings; although if you have not yet transferred your smartphone to the UBPorts project, this OTA-2 will not arrive. But it can be fixed by installing the UBPorts changes. This can be done thanks to the project installer that you can get thanks to this installation guide.

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  1.   Juan Pardo said

    Where they sell these

    1.    elcondonrotodegnu said

      It seems to me that all the devices that Ubuntu Phone can be put on are sold out, except for the Fairphone 2 and the BQ tablets. https://elcondonrotodegnu.wordpress.com/2017/09/13/wtf-de-nuevo-a-la-venta-las-tabletas-de-bq-ubuntu-edition-y-una-sorpresa/

      I advise you to look in second-hand stores, if the Fairphone 2, which is an ethical mobile, is out of budget. Here is the list of devices. https://devices.ubports.com/#/


  2.   elcondonrotodegnu said

    Hello, let me correct you on this statement: "BQ and Meizu devices, on the other hand, are not so lucky yet and this OTA-2 will have to wait to have them in its list of compatible devices.
    These devices have OTA-2 as well.

    1.    Rafael Garcia said

      That's right, I confirm that my BQ 5 is updating right now 🙂