Canonical is about to unleash the long-anticipated Ubuntu Touch OTA-12 update, which should start appearing as a phased update on Wednesday, July 27, according to Łukasz Zemczak’s latest landing email announcement.
According to the release notes, Ubuntu Touch OTA-12 brings quite some goodies, despite the fact that Canonical initially stated that it would be more about bug fixes than new features. Release highlights include fingerprint reader (biometric authentication) support for the Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition smartphone, which we reviewed earlier this month, as well as complete MPRIS support for playlists.
There are also lots of convergence improvements, such a new Libertine Scope for devices that support Ubuntu convergence, displaying the X apps that are installed, animated mouse cursors, on-screen-keyboard support for X apps, and support for maximizing windows both horizontally and vertically. On the other hand, the Messaging app has received support for forwarding messages.
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht