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Ubuntu Touch OTA-8 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: #27

  • BQ Aquaris E5 : ubuntu-touch/stable/bq-aquaris.en - vegetahd: #7

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

  • Nexus 4 : ubuntu-touch/stable/bq-aquaris.en - mako: #25

  • Meizu MX4 : ubuntu-touch/stable/meizu.en - arale: #7

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

  • Meizu MX4 : ubuntu-touch/stable/meizu.zh - arale: #3

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

  • Nexus 4 : ubuntu-touch/stable/ubuntu - mako: #25

  • Nexus 7 : ubuntu-touch/stable/ubuntu - flo: #3

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

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

  • New 15.04.2 framework, UITK offering new PageHeader component

  • New twitter scope, new book aggregator scope
  • Sound controls in the sound indicator (Play, Pause)
  • QtPurchasing based in-app-purchases

  • Webbrowser:
    • Media access permissions for sites
    • Top level bookmarks view
    • Thumbnails and grid view for Top Sites page
  • Buteo used for contact sync
  • Location service velocity and heading information
  • OTA version numbering now visible in system-settings (e.g. OTA-8)
  • Completely re-designed weather-app
  • Porting core-applications to UITK 1.3


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:

  • Performance fixes for various components (e.g. messaging-app, SDK components)
  • Fixes to location accuracy
  • Reduced power use when there is no network connection
  • Call ringtone will play on speakers with headphones connected
  • Fixes to reduce some of the UI hangs due to dbus traffic

...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 re-scheduled for OTA-9
  • LP: #1517597 - Emulator images broken

Touch/ReleaseNotes/OTA-8 (last edited 2015-11-19 14:38:50 by sil2100)