The new OTA-13 will change the Ubuntu Phone power manager

Yes, it is true that many of you are still with OTA-11, an OTA that has brought great changes but it is also true that in a few days the OTA-12 will be available to all, An update that represents more of a bug fix than the inclusion of new features.

That is why the person in charge of the project, Łukasz Zemczak, spoke about the news of the OTA-13, An update that will greatly improve Ubuntu Phone and the project, touching on the points where users search on any mobile: battery life.The OTA-13 will not make the battery of the devices grow considerably but it will make the power manager more efficient, consuming less in the tasks and functions of the software and therefore making the battery last longer. this Power manager is based on the current manager, which is why it is called repowerd (The current power manager is called powerd). So it seems that between the changes made to the OTA-12 and future changes to the OTA-13, Ubuntu Phone will be an operating system that has greater autonomy than other operating systems, especially Android.

RepowerD will be the new power manager for Ubuntu Touch

We also knew that the OTA-12 will enable the biometric fingerprint sensor in the operating system, so possibly the OTA-13, in addition to having a revamped power manager, also includes new security features such as a mobile payment service or simply online shopping through the fingerprint.

The world of apps they usually need developers to be able to make money and at the moment Ubuntu Phone does not offer much in this world. Maybe now that there is more security and new features like repowerd, Canonical is embarking on offering appeals to the developer, but that’s something we’ll see in the OTA-13 Or maybe not? What do you think?

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