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Ubuntu Touch OTA-6 Update

Image numbers

As each channel and device has separate versioning, the following list shows the respective image numbers corresponding to the released update:

  • BQ Aquaris E4.5 : ubuntu-touch/stable/bq-aquaris.en - krillin: #25

  • BQ Aquaris E5 : ubuntu-touch/stable/bq-aquaris.en - vegetahd: #5

  • Emulator : ubuntu-touch/stable/bq-aquaris.en - generic: not yet released

  • Nexus 4 : ubuntu-touch/stable/bq-aquaris.en - mako: #23

  • Meizu MX4 : ubuntu-touch/stable/meizu.en - arale: #4

  • Emulator : ubuntu-touch/stable/meizu.en - generic: not yet released

  • Nexus 4 : ubuntu-touch/stable/ubuntu - mako: #23

  • Nexus 7 : ubuntu-touch/stable/ubuntu - flo: #1

  • Emulator : ubuntu-touch/stable/ubuntu - generic: #16

Overview of changes

This list is only a highlight of the few changes available in this update. Please check the detailed changes for all the changes included in this OTA.

Important features

  • New loading splash screen during boot
  • Trust store integration for camera-app and pulseaudio - authorization now required to allow any application access to camera and audio recording
  • WiFi hotspot support

  • media-hub webbrowser-app/webapp integration - enabling audio playback for webapps
  • New alarm sounds
  • Slight updates in the overall design
  • Webbrowser Find in page functionality added
  • Oxide 1.8.4
  • Changes to the 'high volume' warning UI and behaviour for compatibility with EU regulations
  • Improved expanded indicator visibility


As we know, each release includes a huge number of bugs - some for previous issues and some for new regressions introduced in-between. To see the overall list of what issues got fixed, please check the detailed changes below. The interesting ones are as follows:

  • Removal of non-existing APs from the AP list
  • Fix for Facebook integration
  • Fixes for wrong contacts shown as message sender
  • Fix media-hub HTTPS stream support
  • Fix emulator images not building and not booting
  • Multiple critical fixes in all core components such as UITK, Unity8, telephony and networking

...and much much more.

Detailed changes

Known issues

The following is a list of issues that notable enough for explicit mention in the release notes. Some of the issues are candidates for a hotfix OTA release in the nearest time.

  • Don't use the UITK 1.3 version for application development, this requires a new framework version released which is still not available
  • LP: #1485608 - Ghost applications in the spread
  • LP: #1364647 - When headphones are plugged, alarms only sound off in the headphones
  • LP: #1488983 - Nexus 7 specific (flo): Video mode breaks the camera app till device is rebooted
  • Emulator images not working on Wily (15.10)

Touch/ReleaseNotes/OTA-6 (last edited 2015-09-02 09:57:55 by sil2100)