Having promised that would continue development of the Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system for mobile devices and tablets, the UBports team finally announced today the first stable update via OTA.
Thanks to generous donations and the help of many fans of the Ubuntu Touch operating system, UBports today released the stable update OTA-1 for all supported Ubuntu Phone devicesExcept for Nexus 4 and Nexus 5. The OTA-1 update is available for installation right now through the built-in OTA system.
Aside from the typical security patches and bug fixes, this first Ubuntu Touch OTA update brings experimental support for AGPS (Assisted GPS), OpenStore as the default App Store for downloading and installing applications, a new welcome application by UBports and some Terminal and File Explorer apps pre-installed.
“The OTA-1 update is the culmination of our efforts over the past two months. It brings a lot of bug fixes and improvements to the platform ”, said UBports in the official announcement.
Nexus 5 users will receive Ubuntu Touch OTA-1 update shortly
Due to a last minute problem found in the battery meter, the developers at UBports were forced to delay update for Nexus 5 devices, but they promise to launch it in the next few days. The same applies to Nexus 4 users, who will receive the OTA-1 update soon, although the exact release date was not disclosed.
In the same announcement, the UBports developers also revealed that they are working on the Halium project, through which it is intended to standardize the layers of Android hardware compatibility among many GNU / Linux distributions so that users can boot the Ubuntu Touch and KDE Plasma Mobile mobile operating systems on the Nexus 5 without any problem.