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Ubuntu Touch OTA-17 Released for Ubuntu Phones with NFC Support, Many Improvements

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As reported last week, the biggest new feature of the Ubuntu Touch OTA-17 software update is support for NFC hardware, which is available for all devices running with Android 9 compatibility, such as the Google Pixel 3a and Volla Phone.

According to UBports, NFC support can allow app developers to implement the ability to read and write NFC tags in their apps, as well as to communicate with another device that supports the NFC protocol.

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Ubuntu Touch OTA-17 Released

  • Ubuntu Touch OTA-17 Released

    Good news for the Ubuntu Touch user as sixteenth stable update to the system, Ubuntu Touch OTA-17 is now available. According to the company behind, OTA-17 will be available over the next week.

    Ubuntu Touch now has support for NFC hardware. Just in case if you want to see it working, you can go through the Alfred’s GitHub, ut-nfcd-p2p-demo showcases support for two Ubuntu Touch devices communicating and writing NFC tags. You will also found the improved camera as the Camera flash, zoom, rotation, and focus is fixed. Mir is also updated from v1.2.0 to v1.8.1.

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

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

    The UBports community this week released Ubuntu Touch OTA-17 as the latest version of this Ubuntu smartphone/tablet spin that is currently supporting more than two dozen different devices.

    Ubuntu Touch OTA-17 brings support for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro and Xiaomi Redmi 3s/3x/3sp devices on top of exisiting devices supported. Ubuntu Touch OTA-17 also brings support for near-field communication (NFC) hardware where it's supported by devices with the Android 9 hardware compatibility layer. Ubuntu Touch OTA-17 also brings various camera software fixes, a Macedonian keyboard layout, and upgrades from Mir 1.2 to Mir 1.8.1.

Ubuntu Touch OTA 17 Released

  • Ubuntu Touch OTA 17 Released

    Ubuntu Touch, the community developed mobile version of Ubuntu, has just released a brand-new version of their OS. This time, they have been quite light on new features amid their transition to the Ubuntu 20.04 LTS base.

    Here we will be looking at what it is, what new features are present, and what future releases may look like.

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