Ubuntu Touch browser will improve a lot in OTA-11


If the forecasts are met, the OTA-11 of Ubuntu Touch should arrive throughout this week and today we have learned some news that will improve the Web Browser application of the mobile operating system developed by Canonical. These details have been posted by Oliver Tillow, the technical leader in Canonical's product strategy division, informing us of some features that will be coming to Ubuntu Touch's default web browser on OTA-11.

As we read in the publication of Tilloy, the new version of web browser Ubuntu Touch will improve the experience when using Google Hangouts for all form factors, including Canonical's new tablet, the BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition, and it appears that the permission request dialog has been redesigned to be easier to use. use. On the other hand, the Web Browser application will visually identify the list of items that are being used to open new pages in the Ubuntu Settings application with symbol progression, handle window-level keyboard shortcuts appropriately, and polish the driver a bit more. memory pressure used to download tabs running in the background.

Ubuntu Touch OTA-11 is coming the first week of June

Edge gesture recognition will also be updated to use UITK's SwipeArea component, thus finally allowing users to activate elements from the bottom of a web page. For those who prefer more technical details, the next version of the Ubuntu Touch browser will arrive with a string of User Agent updated that will use a Ubuntu dynamic version number.

These improvements will come to the Ubuntu Touch Web Browser application along with others in the OTA-11 that is about to arrive. They may seem like minor improvements, but it is again proven that Canonical prefers to work without rushing so that the mobile version of its operating system works almost as well as the desktop version. The question is, are they getting it?

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  1.   Joan said

    I would say yes, but veryyyyyyy slowly. what do you think?

  2.   Luis said

    Yes, I think they are getting it ... It also happens that by having two parallel "ecosystems" such as IOS and Android much more advanced we are all in a hurry ... but yes, progress is being made ....

    In my opinion, they should not neglect the issue of applications, it is important to have a minimum of important applications for the ecosystem to grow in users, but they will only be nurtured by enthusiasts (like me ... XD) and everything will cost a lot more.

    1.    Paul Aparicio said

      You're absolutely right, Luis. In fact, I have a brother who is concerned about privacy and he has already asked me if there is anything more secure than Android (asking me directly if there is something from Ubuntu). I said yes, but that "WhatsApp is not here" as if to warn him about the applications.

      I think everything will go away. It took iOS a year to have its own application store and it was not the same as now, and if Android may be because the App Store was being a success in 2010.

      A greeting.