Ubuntu Touch OTA-5 Update Will Be Released Tomorrow. The Full Changelog Is Already Available

As a reminder, Ubuntu Touch OTA-5 Update has been rescheduled for July 20, because Bq needed more time to perform more tests.

The official changelog has been revealed, so these are the features that will be implemented in the OS update.
General improvements

  • Refreshed icons throughout including apps and indicator icons
  • Shell rotation
  • Additional keyboard layouts added for Romanian, Scottish Gaelic, Greek, Norwegian, Ukrainian, Slovak, Icelandic

Scopes

  • Keyword tagging support added to News, Photos and Today scopes

Store improvements

  • Refunds (The Store will now let users “cancel” a purchase up to 15 minutes after an app is purchased)
  • Edit app ratings

Browser Improvements

  • Bookmark folders
  • Keyboard shortcuts

Other

  • Improvements to Call Forwarding UI (in System settings > Phone)
  • WPA Enterprise support added to System settings and Networking
  • MX4 LED pulses when there is a notification
  • In-line contact editing in Dialer and Messaging apps
  • Group MMS support in Dialer and Messaging apps
  • GPS location tagging added to Camera
  • SDK has added the ability to allow apps to keep the display on (e.g. for games developers that need to avoid the screen timeout)
  • More than 50 other issues resolved

With Ubuntu Touch OTA-5 not released yet, Canonical is already thinking of the OTA-6 Update, the biggest priority being to get the Ubuntu Touch emulator work again and to implement the fixes that did not make it to 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.

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