Yesterday, Canonical’s Łukasz Zemczak has announced that the Ubuntu Touch OTA-5 Update, which should have been released today, has been rescheduled for the 20th of July (next Monday), because BQ needs some more time to test the new image on their two Ubuntu Phones: BQ Aquaris E4.5 and BQ Aquaris E5 HD.
These are some of the changes that will get implemented in the Ubuntu Touch OTA-5 Update:
- A LibreOffice Viewer App for Ubuntu Touch is already in the works
- The Sudoku and Terminal apps have been updated
- Support for Media-Hub background playlist got implemented in the Music app
- The Calendar app UI has been improved
- Support for WPA-Enterprize in the network indicator and system settings has been added
- Full shell rotation support will be implemented.
- Push notifications for web apps are under works right now
- Better battery life for the Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition
- Support for sending SMS messages to multiple recipients has been implemented
- MTP support fill be implemented
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.