Ubuntu Touch Has Received Convergence Improvements

As you may know, Canonical’s end game is to make Ubuntu the first mobile-desktop convergent system available on the OS market. In order to achieve that, they are working at a new display server called Mir, porting the Unity 8 interface, currently available on Ubuntu Touch, to Ubuntu desktop and created the snappy packages, which are enhanced click packages.

Recently, Bill Filler from Canonical has announced that the Ubuntu Touch default Web Browser has received some interesting convergence features.

The browser received find in page functionality converged history and new tab views, fixed some notify-osd related issue.

But the browser is not the only one that received improvements. Also, the Phone app has received enhancements to wake up the phone on incoming calls, displays received messages details and makes the emergency numbers available in the Emergency mode, the Gallery app has received Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG).

The Hotspot support has landed in the Ubuntu Touch’s System Settings with an initial user interface.

As a reminder, Ubuntu Touch is preinstalled on the Bq Aquaris E4.5, Bq Aquaris E5 and Meizu MX4 phone, but is officially supported on the LG Nexus 4 also.



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