Hello Linux Geeksters. The Canonical developers have updated Ubuntu Touch yet again. Among others, they have updated the way the users share images across the device, getting new “sheets transition” effects for this.
While it is still a concept, it may be implemented by default on Ubuntu Touch, if it materializes in something good.
This is what the developer said in this blog post.
“We’ve recently been exploring how the share transitions should work when you’re previewing a photo in gallery mode. Our main goal is that there is a consistent transition for sharing photos across the phone.”
“This is the latest iteration of the explorations we’ve been doing, and, as such, these transitions are still work in progress, but certainly worth sharing,”
For more information about the new sheets transition, see this demo video:
For those who don’t know, Canonical has been working a lot at Ubuntu Touch, the mobile version of Ubuntu. While the initial plan was to make it available for all the Google Nexus smartphones and tablets, the developers have dropped the support for Galaxy Nexus, Google Nexus 7 2012 and Google Nexus 10, Ubuntu Touch being available only for the Google Nexus 4 smartphone and the Google Nexus 7 2013 tablet.
Despite the fact that the first stable version of Ubuntu Touch was based on Ubuntu 13.10, the development has switched to Ubuntu 14.04 and the latest Ubuntu Touch images are quite stable.
Mark’s Shuttleworth big dream is to reach full desktop-mobile convergence somewhere between the releases of Ubuntu 14.10 and Ubuntu 15.04 (between October 2014 and April 2015). Also worth mentioning: most likely the first smartphone with Ubuntu Touch pre-installed will be released in 2015 and will not be manufactured by Meizu, despite what was rumored.