Perhaps the development of Ubuntu Touch is being written with good handwriting, but it is being slow. We are just over two weeks away from the next big Ubuntu release and its touch version still lacks a lot (did anyone say WhatsApp?). Little by little new functions are added and today the OTA-10 which will add some features users have been waiting for pretty much from the beginning.
This week, Ubuntu developer Oliver Tilloy discussed some of the new features to come. The most important functions Tilloy talked about have been implemented in the Ubuntu Phone web browser. The developer says that there are several convergence features that will be updated in the browser, such as keyboard navigation support for all views on the phone screen and support for a single instance when running in desktop mode.
Ubuntu Phone OTA-10, one more step towards convergence
On the other hand, the suggestion at the bottom of the browser will change to a bar that we can click when there is a mouse connected to the device that is using the Ubuntu Touch OTA-10.
An exciting and long-awaited feature will also be added: Ubuntu Touch's web browser will include a touch select controller that will allow users to select, copy and paste web content. We can think that this function is basic, and it is, but we only have to remember an announcement from Apple in 2009 announcing its iPhone 3GS in which it spoke of the option to copy and paste as one of the "great" novelties included in the new terminal.
Finally, specific actions for videos such as "Open video in a new tab" or "Save video" have been added to the context menu, the setting "Allow opening new tabs in the background" has been removed and some have been added. memory usage improvements. As I said at the beginning, they go slowly, but with good handwriting. Better so not to run into major flaws.