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Ubuntu Touch OTA-17 Arrives May 12 with NFC Support, Available for Testing Now

May 06, 2021, 08:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marius Nestor)

Ubuntu Touch OTA-17 is the next major software update for Ubuntu Phone devices, promising support for NFC hardware on various devices, including the Google Pixel 3a and Volla Phone.

Besides the obvious benefits, NFC support will also enable developers to add the ability to read or write NFC tags in their apps. While UBports devs continue their transition for Ubuntu Touch to the Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) base, they added various enhancements to the Ubuntu Touch OTA-17 release. Among these, improved battery life and notifications for the Google Pixel 3a phone, a Macedonian keyboard layout, and automatic screen brightness on the Volla Phone.

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