Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Ubuntu Phone update: OTA 8

The next OTA,  OTA 8  is due to land in the next day or two:

This is what we will find in it:

  • New weather application
  •  Improved Contacts sync (implements a new syncronisation engine)
  • The sound indicator now provides audio playback controls - currently play and pause only, skip forward/skip backward to follow
  • New Twitter scope includes the ability to tweet, comment, follow and unfollow
  • New Book aggregator scope, with lots of regional content
  •  The OTA version is now reported in Settings > About this phone
  • Location service now additionally provides location and heading information
  • Web browser now includes:
    • Media access permissions for sites
    • Top level bookmarks view
    • Thumbnails and grid view for Top Sites page
  • Ubuntu store: QtPurchasing based in-app-purchases(currently in pilot mode)
  • Various bug fix details can be found here.

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