Some of the news coming to Unity 8 on video

Unity 8The most interesting novelty that came with Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak is the possibility of using the graphical environment Unity 8. Or, well, I think it would have been like this if it had worked 100% on all devices. What is certain is that the time will come when the convergence of Ubuntu will be a reality and all devices that use the graphical environment developed by Canonical will use an environment with the next version of Unity.

The user Kugi Javacookies has uploaded a video to YouTube in which, according to him, shows a quick refresher on what's to come in Unity 8. Kugi Javacookies also thinks it could be released sooner rather than later. The downside is that it will most likely arrive soon on devices that use Ubuntu Touch, such as the Aquarius M10 Ubuntu Edition, but users who want to test it on a computer will still have to wait.

What's to come in Unity 8

It's amazing to really follow projects down to the smallest details. Launchpad codes, real bileto projects, and queued silos for QA testing in Trello. Really cool.

According to information published on Launchpad, the OTA-14 Ubuntu Touch will fix 28 bugs. There is no scheduled release date yet, but it is expected to hit all supported devices sometime in November. On the other hand, we cannot rule out the possibility that some of what Kugi Javacookies shows us in his video does not reach the final version that will be released next month.

Personally, the more I see of Unity 8, the more I want to try it, which is why I was so disappointed with the release on October 13th. Now I just hope it works all next April, at which time it will be released Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus. We leave you with the video.

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  1.   DieGNU said

    And let's hope that at the same time that they update Yakkety, updates to Unity 8 go hand in hand, which is very good that the option to take it comes out, but giving it so green when it is going to be the new desktop par excellence of Ubuntu, it would be better for them to go loading the inks there

  2.   Carlos said

    Let's see, that Unity 8 is practically not to say that it is a new operating system different from everything we know about Ubuntu with Unity 7. *, Gnome, etc. It needs a different partitioning (boot, system-a, system-b, writeable), regardless if it goes with Mir, the applications have to be installed via snaps.

    This substitute for Unity 8 that they have released in Ubuntu 16.10 is nothing more than a 'preview' in which with good luck a few applications that have to be installed using apt-get install -app will work, that if you do not find a black screenshot or black icons or applications open and close below.

    I think it is a mistake that Unity 8 is only available on phones and tablets, unless they have signed an agreement with several distributors so that at the moment only Unity 8 is available in these formats and force everyone who wants to use them to buy one of these mobile phones or tablets.

    If they want the community to test the new Unity 8 environment, they would have to take images to at least be able to test them in desktop PC environments.