Phone updates: May

The full list of Ubuntu Phone updates from May are provided below.

Indicators

  • Icons are now all monochromatic
  • Web Browser

  • Bottom edge gesture to reveal tabs view
  • New settings UI with Privacy settings
  • Improved interaction and visuals of top sites
  • Improved scrolling smoothness and chrome interaction
  • Enhancements to search suggestions from url bar
  • Bottom edge gesture to exit fullscreen windows
  • Enhancements to the insecure websites visual feedback
  • Properly save and restore navigation state between runs
  • Honour Window.close() requests
  • Noticeable performance improvements in the generation of tab previews
  • Private browsing
  • Search suggestions in url bar

    Address Book

  • Import contacts from SIM
  • New settings panel
  • Improved first time user experience for contact sync/import

    Messaging app

  • Group chat support (late landing)

    Toolkit v1.3

  • Migrated to the 5.4 version of Qt (https://wiki.qt.io/New-Features-in-Qt-5.4)
  • Introduced 1.3 version of the Toolkit
  • Brand new ListItem with fancy features and high performance
  • Refactored UbuntuShape for better performance
  • New dedicated overlay shape. Made use of the new UbuntuShape architecture to create an extended shape with efficient overlay rendering
  • Improved alarm services
  • New text handler visuals and improved behaviour in text areas
  • Optimized Slider and ProgressBar components.
  • PageStack header animations for MainView 1.2
  • Refactored OrientationHelper
  • Simplify animation code and make it more robust

    Scopes

  • Scope tagging. With this, newly installed scopes will be automatically aggregated if their tags are matched by an aggregator
  • Today, Nearby and News scopes added support for keywords
  • New and improved layout for the News scope

    Qt 5.4

  • Introducing Qt WebSockets: http://doc.qt.io/qt-5/qtwebsockets-index.html (requested by developers, now on vivid images)
  • Two new QML modules: Declarative State Machine, QML Models
  • OpenGL ES 3.0/3.1 support
  • Improved font rendering for many languages
  • QQuickRenderControl for efficient rendering into framebuffer objects
  • QStorageInfo
  • Lots of performance improvements and bugfixes

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