Unity 8 Features Now Available For Ubuntu Touch OS
The Ubuntu Touch OTA-8 software update, slated for a November 18 release date, is only a few weeks away and Cononical’s Lukasz Zemczak promised it would bring with it lots of new features and changes especially when it comes to Unity 8.
In fact, it seems that this maybe the biggest Unity 8 update that the Ubuntu Touch developers have been working on since it’s supposed to bring exciting new features such as support for external screen and integration of Unity controlled mouse pointers.
Originally reported by Softpedia, Canonical’s Director of Engineering, Kevin Gunn, has sent out a new email stating that all those Unity 8 features are available sooner than expected. In his mail, Kevin declared that all the features showcased over the past few weeks have now been released into the images of Ubuntu Touch OS.
“For those that might have been following our convergence story, what it does mean is that every bit of goodness we’d been demonstrating out of the prototype/demo code ‘silo 0’ has now been officially reviewed, tested, and now released into the phone image. It took us a bit longer than expected, however the benefit of time provided high-quality landing, no regression and well tested features.” says Gunn.
Along with these features, Zemczak also declared that developers have managed to port the Camera app to the new UI Toolkit and have also updated the Media-Hub. These changes however will be implemented once OTA-8 is released.
For those Ubuntu Touch developers who want to submit their creations to be included in OTA-8, the String and Feature Freeze date is today i.e. 27th October. If those developers fail to submit their products, it will have to be included in OTA-9 which should arrive sometime at the end of 2015.