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Ubuntu Touch OTA-17 Released - Still Working Toward Ubuntu 20.04 Transition

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  • #21
    Originally posted by Zajec View Post
    I was curious about running Ubuntu Touch on the "open source" Pinephone. I found out that it doesn't support:
    1. LED
    2. Vibration
    3. Camera
    4. Calls, SMS, MMS
    5. Data connection
    6. Bluetooth
    7. GPS
    8. USB
    Source: https://devices.ubuntu-touch.io/device/pinephone/

    Can someone explain what the heck? Has Pinephone done such a poor work on actual open source support? Or is that some serious problem with Ubuntu Touch?
    That page is old: all of those things are either working perfectly or working just good enough now.

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    • #22
      Originally posted by Mez' View Post
      He is 2 versions behind. But OTA-15 didn't come in 2017 at all. You are confusing Canonical OTAs updates with UBPorts OTAs updates that started over.
      OTA-15 was actually released about 5 months ago.
      But still, 2 versions behind is quite something, esp. since OTA-16 improved UT a whole lot.

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      • #23
        Originally posted by kingu View Post

        I don't know if you know this, but OTA-17 was released just now, and will not even finish rolling out till May 19. The article really was the giveaway here.
        Yeah, I know what the article is about, thanks.
        I highly doubt it's improved that much in the couple of months since I last tried it. The problems I had weren't so much the OS itself (which is weird and takes a lot of getting used to) but rather trying to get used to completely different apps for everything. Assuming you can even find what you need.
        I was actually impressed with how well it ran on the ancient hardware compared to how awful it ran in the past.

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        • #24
          I have installed this on my BQ M10FHD Ubuntu Edition tablet after I had previously flashed it with Android.

          The attraction for this OTA release was the reported integration of Anbox, but it appears there is still some work in progress.

          Not a complaint by any means as BQ is now out of business and the alternate ROM's for MediaTek tablets are few.

          Once the Anbox stuff can get sorted out, I will definitely give this more work to do.

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          • #25
            Originally posted by NateHubbard View Post

            Yeah, I know what the article is about, thanks.
            I highly doubt it's improved that much in the couple of months since I last tried it. The problems I had weren't so much the OS itself (which is weird and takes a lot of getting used to) but rather trying to get used to completely different apps for everything. Assuming you can even find what you need.
            I was actually impressed with how well it ran on the ancient hardware compared to how awful it ran in the past.
            So I finally got around to installing this.
            I'm not seeing where anything has changed for the better, at least on the Nexus 5. The option to import Google contacts is broken (not a big deal), and the GPS doesn't seem to work at all.
            I did look up the GPS error and it seems like this is an old issue.

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