Saturday, 11 February 2017

Ubuntu Touch OTA-15 rolled out for Phones and Tablets

If you own a Ubuntu device, here's some news for you. Ubuntu Touch OTA - 15 has been officially rolled out to all Ubuntu phones and Tablets after not much development for the mobile OS from Canonical in past few months. If you are expecting some major changes in the Over the Air update, you will be disappointed. The OTA-15 includes small hot fix for the 3 issues reported since OTA-14 and update for oxide-qt web browser engine removing some security flaws. 

The device supported for OTA-15 includes BQ Aquaris E4.5, BQ Aquaris E5, BQ Aquaris M10, BQ Aquaris M10 HD, Meizu Pro 5, Meizu MX4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 7. 

Canonical started the Ubuntu touch Mobile platform and partnered with BQ and Meizu to release some devices. Along the way, there were various ports to Nexus and OnePlus devices too. With time though, the development slowed down. Canonical has confirmed that they will not stop developing the OS and Ubuntu devices will keep on getting over the air updates. However, there won't be major changes since Canonical wants to patch only critical bugs and fix security issues along with polishing the OS. 

If you want to try the Ubuntu Touch, you can install Ubuntu touch emulator in a Linux system

Do you think Ubuntu OS will meet the same fate as Firefox OS or has a future? Let us know in the comments. 


  1. Dignified action. WebOS kept submitting patches for my Palm Pre for while as well. So does Blackberry.

  2. This Cell Phone or car cell phone was wired directly to the battery with a couple of fuses. When I turned on the vehicle, the Cell Phone would automatically turn on.