As we read in this week ‘s Lucasz Zemczak newsletter from Canonical, the tests of the OTA-12 of Ubuntu Touch are already coming to an end and things seem to be going pretty well. There have been no issues and everything works as expected on almost every device, with the exceptions of the Meizu PRO 5 and Ubuntu’s first converged tablet, the BQ Aquaris M10, two devices that need their own tarball.
The OTA-12 is scheduled for next Wednesday, July 20thThat is, within 8 days. Apparently, the small problem with the Meizu PRO 5 and the BQ Aquaris M10 will be solved by then and will come with more improvements than anything else, but there will also be the occasional novelty.
The OTA-12 will arrive next week
If all goes as it has so far, we will be able to start the gradual upgrade phase on Wednesday next week.
With pretty much everything done for the OTA-12, Ubuntu Touch developers are already working on the next version, an OTA-13 that will be available in the summer. Like any software update, the OTA-13 will include correction of many errors which users have been reporting.
In addition to the fixes, the Ubuntu Touch OTA-13 will come with an updated power indicator for the new repowerd power manager, Emergency numbers have been added for the Chinese market in the Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition and updated Mir display server in version 0.23.3, between other news.
What we have closer is the launch of OTA-12 next week, when we will know all the news that will have been included in the new version. It should be noted that the launch will be gradual, So if you do not receive the update instantly, you will have to keep trying until after 24 hours.