OTA 3 suggestions: your wanted features

  • @Vehi_MV said in OTA 3 suggestions: your wanted features:

    I would like to see bluteooth getting some attention, so we could use the phone for calls in our cars.
    Thank you.


  • @WLBI We discussed this some time ago, and we figured out there is a lot more to do for Xenial to make it available on all devices that we want to support. We cannot just increase M10 to 16.04 and tell all others to wait.

    Such an update should come to all users at the same day. So, as we know 16.04 will take longer, why not keep improving what we have, as these improvements can be taken over to 16.04 easily.

    If we would go to Hibernate mode now and dont do any OTAs people will leave the project. And I can tell you, to reach 16.04 on all devices, the hibernation could last some months šŸ˜‰


  • @hans1977se You can do this using the "UT Tweak Tool" app. Go to the applications menu and select an app. There's a check box called something like "avoid the suspension of the application". It is not selected by default. Thanks to that option I'm able to listen to music or have skype calls and do something else at the same time. It even works with the screen switched off.

  • My wishlist is:

    • less crashes! I often have the browser or the telegram client stuck in the loading screen forever or the phone gets slow and then reboots.

    • better browser. The current one seems to be old (some pages don't work)

    • better telegram client. The current client behaves really weird sometimes, especially when I have bad mobile connection. Also I can't join the UBPorts whatsapp group on my UBPorts phone. >_<

    • Some solution to run stuff in the background! No background processes just kills so many stuff with this phone.
      For example: Useful stuff like the Weather or Nearby scopes are just useless when they just start searching the GPS and then loading data when I open them. I don't want to wait 5 minutes to see the currently correct info. Especially in scopes! They should periodically update position and data or they are just useless.
      Not to mention the strange messaging method of the telegram client to get push notifications to work.

  • @mariogrip UBports Nexus 5 phone has incorporated Anbox, and when a touch tablet is connected with a Slimport to HDMI adapter it is able to display Main Stage and Side Stage for multitasking:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JtJeyJniwY Ubuntu Tablet games - Balls side stage

  • Please get the camera working for the OnePlus One!

  • @guru Thanks for your help. What is left now is to try, and hopefully the battery life does not decrease noticeable. šŸ™‚

  • @RedXXIII I have seen this, but thought it would impact a lot on battery time. Did you notice any impact on battery time when tweaking this?

  • @Glatorius Updates to the browser would be really nice. I also think that Telegram improvements would be a good thing as we run the risk of being left too far behind the other branches of this app. Which is not a good thing as Telegram is the main (if not only) chat app we can use.

  • camera goes working by nexus 5 would be nice.
    basics ( calling sms )
    more..if you have the time for coding.
    nice work by the way to all members and users šŸ™‚

  • @hans1977se I did not notice impact on the battery (not more than using an app the default way) but maybe you're right. Maybe it depends on the device ? I think it just allows multitasking but when you're done you close the app and I don't think there's something still working on background. The thing is I clearly use more battery because it allows me to use several apps at the same time. So maybe the battery problem is not about the option but about the large amount of ressources used by the device to manage multitasking (it often happens that apps freeze and close).

  • I bought my M10 following the idea (dream..) of convergence. I know that this is not going to happen for the time being. I still consider this achievable (in the long term) and I appreciate your effort. In the meanwhile I thought to re-purpose my M10 tablet as multimedia device to play music and video. However at the moment it is a somewhat disappointing experience: in many situation video playback is buggy ( some avi file refuse to play, subtitle support is missing etc), furthermore BT functionality is limited to certain device. I'll not mention HDMI output as this is a step further . Any improvement in the functionalities for this use case will be really appreciated.

  • Just features:

    1. Can you take a look here? https://bileto.ubuntu.com/#/active?search=2351
      It's a silo developed to the phone. It makes you to move the cursor swiping in the keyboard after a long press of space key in screen.
      I tihink that this could be an interesting feature by default.

    2. Other thing that could be nice is a toggle in battery indicator to keep screen active (it would be better than open the app "active screen" which is really nice, but integrate in indicator i think it would be better šŸ™‚

    3. It's not very important since how actually bluetooth works, but i think that his indicator should be improved. Maybe showing devices from the indicator, or list of previous connected devices to try to connect them again. IMHO this one can wait to 16.04 ^_^'

    Thanks for all.

  • @RedXXIII I think the question is only how much more current it consumes. šŸ™‚ Hopefully not too much more, but i think there is a reason why not all apps are automatically added to the list.

    I'll try to remember to close the apps i add to the list, and then it's probably not much of an issue i hope. šŸ™‚

  • @Glatorius
    I'm agree with you about background reload of scopes, but i'm not sure if it is the main problem with them. I think that one of the main problem is that them usually don't load any info. Also looks like them should save some data untill a complete refresh of the scope...

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    Hi Marius, first thanks for your and all team effort. From my point of view I would like to ask to add:

    Wifi printing capability
    Magnifying glass for the edit cursor
    Microfon voice search and command capability
    Bluetooth car connection improvement
    Adblock - done, thanks.

    BR. MK

  • @MK73
    Thanks to Marius we now have System wide adblocker for ubuntu touch: https://uappexplorer.com/app/uadblock.mariogrip

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    @Vehi_MV Thanks for info, I know, one wish list dream is already fulfilled.

    And Marius, I know it is already possible with Terminal but what about adding to settings the firewall option. BR. MK

  • @Vehi_MV said in OTA 3 suggestions: your wanted features:

    Thanks to Marius we now have System wide adblocker for ubuntu touch: https://uappexplorer.com/app/uadblock.mariogrip

    Nice šŸ™‚

    It says GPL v3, but I see no link to the source code!?

  • @MK73 said in OTA 3 suggestions: your wanted features:

    Magnifying glass for the edit cursor

    Oh yes! That would be great!

    Sailfish has that done in the best way I have seen on any smartphone/touchscreen


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