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Ubuntu Touch OTA-7 Now Available to Ubuntu Phone Users with Many Improvements     

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Ubuntu Touch OTA-7 released
   Ubuntu Touch OTA-7 released

The UBports community have released today the 7th OTA (Over-the-Air) update to the Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system for supported Ubuntu Phone devices.

Packed with several enhancements and numerous bug fixes, the Ubuntu Touch OTA-7 update is here to introduce three new themes to the on-screen keyboard, which you can see in action if you access the screenshots gallery below, courtesy of UBports. This release also adds Android 7 support to the Mir display server for Qualcomm phones and finally supports Nexus 7 2013 Wi-Fi tablets with Android 5.1.

Once again, the Morph web browser received some attention during the development of Ubuntu Touch OTA-7, adding the ability to close the current tab from the Tab Switcher view, as well as support for preventing the device to go to sleep while watching a video. Bug fixes include a problem where users couldn't close a single browser window, an issue where closed windows would be re-opened in new sessions, and a bug where desktop mode wouldn't be respected in the first tab.

"Just one month after the OTA-6 release, we are now shipping Ubuntu Touch OTA-7! OTA-7 is appearing as a staged rollout for all supported Ubuntu Touch devices over the next 5 days, completing on Sunday, January 13," reads today's announcement. "OTA-7 is the release where we take a breath and focus on getting the launch just right. We tracked it with a new tool and focused on making this a more disciplined release - only bugs which were assigned to a developer or fixed with an existing PR were added to the board."

OTA-7 brings better support for BQ Aquaris E4.5 and E5 HD devices

The Ubuntu Touch OTA-7 update also brings better support for devices with low memory (RAM), such as the BQ Aquaris E4.5 and BQ Aquaris E5 HD phones, which would crash and kill the Unity8 UI when running out of memory, better support for the Swiss-French keyboard, QtWebEngine support for online accounts logins instead of Oxide, mobile network improvements for Meizu PRO 5 devices, and better support for Nexus 4 devices.

The Ubuntu Touch OTA-7 update is now rolling out to all supported Ubuntu Phone devices, including Fairphone 2, Nexus 5, OnePlus One, BQ Aquaris M10 FHD, Meizu PRO 5, Meizu MX4, Nexus 4, BQ Aquaris E4.5, BQ Aquaris E5 HD, and Nexus 7 2013 Wi-Fi. Being an incremental update, it would probably take until the end of the week for the OTA-7 to be available for all users worldwide, but make sure you update your Ubuntu Phones as soon as possible.



Dark theme for on-screen keyboard
 Dark theme for on-screen keyboard
Light theme for on-screen keyboard
 Light theme for on-screen keyboard
Slate Gray theme for on-screen keyboard
 Slate Gray theme for on-screen keyboard
Edited by The AchieVer

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