Ubuntu Touch OTA-24 Released - Still Powered By Ubuntu 16.04

Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu on 25 November 2022 at 03:25 PM EST. 9 Comments
The UBports community continuing to maintain Ubuntu Touch for running this Linux distribution on smartphones and tablets is out with OTA-24 as their newest over-the-air update.

Ubuntu Touch OTA-24 continues supporting a wide variety of devices from ASUS, BQ, Google, LG, OnePlus, Samsung, Sony, Xiaomi, and other vendors. Ubuntu Touch OTA-24 continues to be powered by the aging Ubuntu 16.04 LTS base... The transition to Ubuntu 20.04 LTS unfortunately remains ongoing. They do intend OTA-24 to be the last major feature update off the 16.04 LTS base while in OTA-25 will be mostly focused on fixes. Hopefully it won't take too much longer before they can finally transition to the much more modern Ubuntu 20.04 LTS base.

Ubuntu Touch OTA-24 does provide initial gesture support with double-tap to wake for selected devices, handling of the "sms://" URL scheme, 1080p video support for Aethercast, fixes to the messaging app, media buttons on headsets now working for most devices, performance tweaks, and a variety of other fixes and enhancements.

The list of supported devices at this point for Ubuntu Touch OTA-24 include:
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1
BQ E4.5 Ubuntu Edition
BQ E5 HD Ubuntu Edition
BQ M10 (F)HD Ubuntu Edition
BQ U Plus
Cosmo Communicator
F(x)tec Pro1
Fairphone 2
Fairphone 3
Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL
Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL
Huawei Nexus 6P
LG Nexus 4
LG Nexus 5
Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition
Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition
Nexus 7 2013 (Wi-Fi and LTE models)
OnePlus One
OnePlus 2
OnePlus 3 and 3T
Oneplus 5 and 5T
OnePlus 6 and 6T
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (910F, 910P, 910T)
Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo+ (GT-I9301I)
Sony Xperia X
Sony Xperia X Compact
Sony Xperia X Performance
Sony Xperia XZ
Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet (LTE or Wi-fi only)
Vollaphone and Vollaphone X
Xiaomi Mi A2
Xiaomi Mi A3
Xiaomi Mi MIX 3
Xiaomi Poco F1
Xiaomi Poco M2 Pro
Xiaomi Redmi 3s/3x/3sp (land)
Xiaomi Redmi 4X
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 and 7 Pro
Xiaomi Redmi 9 and 9 Prime
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9, 9 Pro, 9 Pro Max and 9S

Downloads and more details on Ubuntu Touch OTA-24 via UBports.com.
Related News
About The Author
Michael Larabel

Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience. Michael has written more than 20,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated benchmarking software. He can be followed via Twitter, LinkedIn, or contacted via MichaelLarabel.com.

Popular News This Week