Yesterday, Canonical’s Jonas G. Drange has annouunced that the Wi-Fi Hotspot (Internet Tethering) feature is almost ready for usage.
If you want to be supported and own an Ubuntu Phone, test the Internet Tethering and report the bugs you find. The new feature is in the silo 46 for the Ubuntu Touch images based on Ubuntu 15.04 and Ubuntu 15.10.
To start the Hotspot, go to System Settings -> Mobile/Cellular and tap Wi-Fi hotspot”. Just setup the network name and password and make sure that the Wi-Fi is turned on.
Also, with Ubuntu Touch OTA-5 Update released on the 20th of July, Canonical is already working at the OTA-6 update, which should be released in about 6 weeks from now.
While we don’t have too much information about the new features and enhancements that will get implemented in OTA-6 yet, but there are many bug-fixes that did not get implemented in the OTA-5.
As a reminder, Ubuntu Touch is a stable operating system, but it is not mature enough, compared to Android and iOS. For now, there are three Ubuntu Phones: Bq Aquaris E5 HD, Bq Aquaris E4.5, Meizu MX4, but the system is also officially supported on the LG Nexus 4 device.