Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Canonical is creating its own browser to be used as default on Ubuntu Touch. And since the internet browser is very important to every device connected to the internet, the developers have to come up with a browser with high usability
The Ubuntu developers are focusing on enhancing the access to the history and the bookmarks, two features that are not easily accessible on mobile browsers. On Canonical’s browser, the tabs, history and bookmarks display the most recent information first, while the rest is displayed on the bottom.
On Ubuntu Touch, the bottom edge is an important gesture, having features assigned in every application, for a better experience.
For more information, see the below video demoing the changes implemented to the browser:
For those who don’t know yet, 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 officially available only for the Google Nexus 4 smartphone and the Google Nexus 7 2013 tablet.
Recently, the development of the mobile version of Ubuntu has been switched to the Utopic channel, Ubuntu Touch now using Ubuntu 14.10 as a code base.
Until now, there aren’t a lot of applications for Ubuntu Touch available, Canonical’s Mark Shuttleworth hopes that by the time the first Ubuntu Touch powered phones hit the market, the top 50 Android/iOS apps will be available for Ubuntu Touch.
Also worth mentioning, 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).