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Ubuntu Touch OTA-7 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: #26

  • BQ Aquaris E5 : ubuntu-touch/stable/bq-aquaris.en - vegetahd: #6

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

  • Nexus 4 : ubuntu-touch/stable/bq-aquaris.en - mako: #24

  • Meizu MX4 : ubuntu-touch/stable/meizu.en - arale: #6

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

  • Nexus 4 : ubuntu-touch/stable/ubuntu - mako: #24

  • Nexus 7 : ubuntu-touch/stable/ubuntu - flo: #2

  • Emulator : ubuntu-touch/stable/ubuntu - generic: #17

On a device, this "image number" is shown as the "OS build number" in System Settings > About this phone > OS.

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

  • Addition of search functionality to the webbrowser history view, improved context menu
  • Webbrowser HTTP basic auth support
  • Support for SVG in the gallery-app
  • Scopes likes and retweets
  • AMR codec support
  • Webbrowser running in an apparmor container


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:

  • Multiple fixes for memory leaks (making UI freezes less common)
  • Disabling crash report uploads by default on stable images (can be re-enabled)
  • Fix the QML cache and restore consistent app startup times
  • Fixes to use less memory by default in the browser and avoid webapps showing a white screen
  • Improvements to screen blanking, use of proximity sensor
  • Fixes for the aggressive watchdog, making sure it doesn't cause a bootloop
  • Wi-Fi hotspot has been disabled for mako, since it didn't work.
  • Additional security fixes

...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.

  • LP: #1376268 - No copy/paste context menu in webbrowser-app, fix scheduled for OTA-8

Touch/ReleaseNotes/OTA-7 (last edited 2015-11-19 14:40:06 by sil2100)