Ubuntu Phone OTA-9 has arrived and available to all supported devices that run the stable channel image. This includes the Meizu MX4, Nexus 4 and Bq Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition (among others). This latest update comes with a number of new features and bug fixes. This list is only a highlight of the few changes available in this update. Important features New 15.04.3 framework Media-hub exposure of mpris playlist support Update the bluetooth stack to Bluez5 Media consumption (audio) in scopes Smooth refresh of scopes Custom ringtone support Sound notification on low-battery state Download of arbitrary file types in the webbrowser-app Convergence changes for the ubuntu-ui-toolkit
Today, December 18, Canonical’s Łukasz Zemczak has sent in his daily report for the day of December 17 to inform all Ubuntu Phone users and Ubuntu Touch developers about the latest improvements to the upcoming OTA-9 software update. According to update: Mr. Zemczak also informs Ubuntu Touch developers that they should hurry up with the landings because the team will not accept any huge last-minute changes after the feature and string freeze.
Łukasz Zemczak from Canonical recently sent his daily report about the work done by the Ubuntu Touch developers in preparation for the upcoming OTA-9 software update for Ubuntu Phones, which is expected early next year. According to Zemczak: The team finally landed bluez5 in rc-proposed. After the landing got signed-off and published, we built an image to have a good test starting point. This release essentially opens up a whole new era in our bluetooth story.