UBports OTA-5 update Right on the heels of UBport's OTA-4 release comes the official 16.04 version of Ubuntu Touch for mobile devices. This will be the fifth Over The Air update (OTA-5), and it will also be the first of many updates that now adhere to a regular release roadmap.
While many have already joined the community on 16.04 with OTA-4, in addition to the long-term support of upstream Ubuntu development, OTA-5 will include a more stable experience, new tweaks, and new features to show off this next stage of Ubuntu Touch development.
UBports OTA-5 and What to Expect
Devices running Ubuntu Touch on all UBports channels will receive the OTA-5 update. You will be able to update via System Settings --> Updates.
After installing, the device will reboot, and you will be in OTA-5. That's it!
If you are upgrading from 15.04 (OTA-3 or older) then you will be greeted by a walk-through to ensure that your devices is setup to work with 16.04.
he old Oxide web engine "Browser" app is being replaced by our new QtWebEngine browser, Morph (formerly known as browser-ng). "Morphing" the browser to QtWebEngine means that the code will have upstream benefits from the Qt company, and it uses a more recent version of the Chromium engine as its base. This should resolve a number of browser issues, and make use of new scaling features.
Morph Browser takes advantage of Qt Automatic Scaling (see below), so that the websites you visit look the way that they are supposed to no matter what form factor you are using.