If the forecasts are met, the OTA-11 of Ubuntu Touch should arrive later this week and today we learned some news that will improve the mobile operating system Web Browser application developed by Canonical. These details have been posted by Oliver Tillow, the technical leader in Canonical’s product strategy division, informing us of some features that will come in Ubuntu Touch’s default web browser on the OTA-11.
As we read in the publication of Tilloy, the new version of web browser Ubuntu Touch will improve the experience by using Google Hangouts for all form factors, including Canonical’s new tablet, the BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition, and it seems that the permission request dialog has redesigned to be easier to use. On the other hand, the Web Browser application will visually identify the list of articles that are being used to open new pages in the Ubuntu Settings application with symbol progression, will properly handle keyboard shortcuts at the window level, and it will polish a little more the memory pressure controller used to download tabs that run in the background.
Ubuntu Touch’s OTA-11 will arrive the first week of June
Edge gesture recognition will also be updated to use the UITK’s SwipeArea component, allowing users to finally activate items from the bottom of a web page. For those who prefer more technical details, the next browser version of Ubuntu Touch will come with a string of agent of updated that will use a dynamic version number of Ubuntu.
These improvements will come to the Ubuntu Touch Web Browser application along with others in the OTA-11 which is about to arrive. They may seem like minor improvements, but it is once again shown that Canonical prefers to work without rushing for the mobile version of its operating system to work almost as well as the desktop version. The question is, are they getting it?