New Features Coming to The Web Browser For Ubuntu Touch Devices With OTA-11

The development team behind Canonical’s mobile operating system Ubuntu Touch is extensively working on the next big release of the Mobile OS for Ubuntu handsets and other compatible devices.

In a recent announcement, Project leader Olivier Tilloy has made public details of what users are to expect from the upcoming- highly anticipated OTA-11 which will be made available to all Ubuntu Touch devices very soon.

According to the publication, OTA-11 will come with immense focus given to the web browser as new exciting features are expected to the added to both performance and user experience.

Ubuntu Tablets

The added features to the web browser include redesigned layout for Google hangouts on all supported devices including the first Ubuntu tablet the BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition as the media permission request dialogue has been modified to be more user-friendly.

Additionally, the web browser app will now be able to visually identify the list of items that being used when opening new web pages in the Ubuntu settings app with a progression symbol, additional improvements are made to the memory pressure handler that is used for unloading tabs that running in the background as well as better window-level keyboard shortcuts.


The long-standing issue that most users faced when trying to activate elements at the bottom of the page has been resolved with the use of UITK’s SwipeArea component for bottom edge gesture recognition.
The updated web browser comes with an updated user-agent string, which uses a dynamic Ubuntu version number.

A lot of bugs reported were handled as we near closer to the release date for OTA-11 Ubuntu Mobile operating system.


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Lamin loves smartphones and was introduced to the world of mobile devices with Android. Ubuntu is new to him, but he is enjoying writing about it so far.

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