Canonical now facilitates the users to easily switch from one Ubuntu Touch development branch to another, without having to flash the phone. Despite the fact that installing Ubuntu Touch is not difficult, backing up and restoring data can be annoying.
After a few bugs have been fixed, the dual-landing functionality has been now implemented and the documentation has been updated, to provide information about it.
This is quite a good thing, because updates on the dual-landing functionality may become available more often.
As a reminder, Ubuntu Touch will receive a new update (OTA 4), which will switch the code base to Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet and will bring a lot of new features and improvements, including:
- the code base will switch to Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet
- support for USB Tethering and NFC will be added
- .M3U playlists will be supported
- support for video playback under the lockscreen will been added
- a Private Browsing mode for the default internet browser
- phone-specific optimizations will be created
This dual-landing functionality really makes sense, since Canonical has recently split the Ubuntu Touch RTM branch in two branches, one for the Bq phone and one for the Meizu one, so the users can now switch to the branch bringing optimizations for their phone, easily.