Ubuntu smartphone gets improved browser and developer tools




The Ubuntu smartphone manufacturer BQ gets a big software update. It is among other things an improved browser with more privacy features. The development tools for the mobile version of Ubuntu have improved: they are now based on Qt 5.4.

The update comes over-the-air to owners of the BQ Aquaris E4.5. Software maker Canonical, the changes brought about with the software on his website explained put . Most new features are in the browser. Which will include improved privacy settings. There is also a private browsing mode and must scrolling smoothly. There are also enhancements to the contact list and there is support for group chat in the built-in messaging application.

Canonical also comes with a new version of ToolKit, now at version 1.3 has been reached. The development kit for software makers based in the new version of Qt 5.4 has several new features. It must, inter alia, improve the performance of applications. Developers also have the option to use OpenGL ES 3.0 and 3.1.

The Aquaris E4.5 BQ is the first smartphone that runs on the mobile version of Ubuntu. The unit arrived in February and has since recently everyone online sale. There is a price of nearly 170 euros requested. Therefore the buyer gets a smartphone with 4.5 “screen and resolution of 960×540 pixels. The housing does a MediaTek soc his work with four Cortex A7 cores clocked at 1.3GHz.


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