It’s been a long time since we had an update for the Ubuntu Software Center and we didn’t really expect one. The Ubuntu developers have already announced that they plan to replace the Ubuntu Software Center with GNOME Software (adapted for Ubuntu), but that’s only happening for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
The Ubuntu community doesn’t particularly love the available Software Center, and Canonical didn’t put any effort into improving it in the past couple of years. It’s been stuck at version 13.10 for quite some time, and just a couple of security updates were issued. This latest upgrade for USC brings the version number up to 16.01 from 13.10, which is a really big jump.
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht