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Ubuntu Touch Mobile OS to Be Soon Rebased on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Not Yakkety Yak

It appears that this is not the first time the Ubuntu Touch developers have been asked by Ubuntu Phone and Ubuntu Tablet users what’s the state of operating system’s baseline, which right now is still using the packages from the now deprecated Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) release. So there you have it, Ubuntu Touch will soon be based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus), which is the latest and most advanced, as well as long-term supported Ubuntu release. When will that happen? We don’t know yet, but we have a feeling that it might be before the year’s end. Until then, the Ubuntu Touch team is preparing a new update, OTA-13, which should land on September 7, 2016.