It's been a bumpy road, but OTA-2 is finally close to release.
After all of the technical difficulties and blockers of the last month, a final release candidate has just landed on the 15.04/rc channel. Due to the delay since the last update, we were able to work up quite alistof features...
Initial Release for Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 2013 WiFi
Flashlight toggle in the battery indicator
Display changelogs for stable OTA updates
Updated boot spinner
Ability to switch release channels from the system-settings
Optional custom backgrounds for scopes
Added backend support for generic CalDAV servers to sync the calendar
...and fixed some long-standing bugs!
Fixed camera and video playback on Oneplus One
Fixed issue that caused browser to crash when phone was connected to external display
Fixed camera permission issues
Fixed Nexus 5 battery display issues
Fixed Nexus 5 mobile data
Fixed GPS on the Nexus 5
GPS performance improvements
Some changed links in the system
You made this possible
At this point, a big thank you to everyone who made this release possible is in order. Thank you to oursponsorsSmoose, Private Internet Access and Digital Ocean. Thank you to203 patreons and community supportersdonating a total of 1,943$ (Wow!) every month. Thank you to everyone who continuously contributes time and knowledge to this project, and everyone who did so in the past.
We're all standing on the shoulders of giants, and you are the ones making this release possible. You are keeping Ubuntu Touch alive.
Help test the new update
We need your help to test the update on all devices. To organize Quality Assurance, we created atesting planthat users can follow on their devices. If you want to install the rc channel on your device, pleasedownload the planand follow the instructions to make sure no performance or feature regressions are shipped.
If no critical problems are found, we're looking to release the Update on the stable channel by Saturday September 23.
For testing of future updates we also want to create a new QA team. If you're interested to help and you want to work closely with the developers to make Ubuntu Touch better, this is the time and place to start! Testing is a great way to start contributing to the project. Since it doesn't require a lot of technical knowledge, but still offers a lot of learning opportunities, it can be a gateway task to easy development tasks.