The previous Ubuntu Touch releases, OTA-13, brought a lot of new features and support for many more mobile devices, the latest Ubuntu Touch OTA-15 extends the support to F(x)tec Pro1/Pro1-X, Google Pixel 3a, OnePlus Two, Xiaomi Redmi Note 7, and Samsung Galaxy Note 4.
While F(x)tec is notable for its Pro 1 slider phone that brought slider phones into existence again, haven partnered with XDA in launching the next iteration of the phone, known as the Pro1-X.
What’s New in Ubuntu Touch OTA-15?
Besides the additional support for more phones, there is also improvement in support for Android 9 devices, with OTA-15 haven fixed some bugs such as popping or dropping of audio frequently, the front camera picture rotation issue with Volla Phones, and probelm in sending USSD codes.
And the Morph web browser gets a shiny new icon which brings refinements to its user interface, along with a redesigned tab switching interface, allowing users to swipe up to switch tabs from the bottom of the screen.
Ubuntu Touch OTA-15 also includes support for Bluetooth devices dialling calls, Nuntium MMS error reporting, among other bug fixes.
How to Download or Upgrade to Ubuntu Touch OTA-15
For those already using Ubuntu Touch on their mobile system, the OTA-15 upgrade will be available from “Stable Channel” in System Settings -> Updates -> Update Settings -> Channels. But, if you want to manually update your system immediately, you should apply the following command over adb shell after turning on ADB access:
sudo system-image-cli -v -p 0 --progress dots
Subsequently, you can install Ubuntu Touch on supported devices using the UBports Installer and through a “Stable” update channel as well for OTA software update.