The UBports project is excited to announce the immediate availability of Ubuntu Touch 15.04 OTA-2.
This is a huge release for the Ubuntu Touch platform, bringing new supported devices, new features, and many bug fixes. We have also been working hard on automating our build process to enable releasing these updates faster.
With this release, we are officially supporting the Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 2013 (Wi-Fi only). Users of these devices will find that they can install Ubuntu Touch 15.04 using the UBports installer, as noted later in this blog post.
Installing the update
If your device is currently running OTA-1, you can update right now by opening System Settings and tapping Updates.
If you own one of thesupported devicesrunning Android or Canonical's version of Ubuntu Touch, you can install OTA-2 using the UBports installer, downloaded fromhere.
New features that will be useful to users of Ubuntu Touch include:
Flashlight toggle in the battery indicator (For Qualcomm devices only, due to closed-source Mediatek drivers)
A generally overhauled version of the OpenStore
Updated boot spinner
Optional custom backgrounds for scopes (the home-screen)
Ability to switch release channels from the system-settings
The calendar can now sync with generic CalDAV servers
Display changelogs for stable OTA updates
We've also fixed a number of bugs.
Fixed camera and video playback on Oneplus One
Fixed autobrightness on Oneplus one
Added aethercast (miracast) support to Oneplus one
Fixed issue that caused browser to crash when phone was connected to external display
This release is yours just as much as it is ours. Thank you to everyone that has contributed to UBports projects in the past three and a half months. You're helping us create a beautiful, free, and open source operating system.
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