KDE releases Plasma Mobile Gear 22.06 for Linux phones, here’s what’s new


The KDE Project today released the Plasma Mobile Gear 22.06 update to its software suite for Linux-powered devices with various core component and application improvements.

Arriving just two months later Mobile Plasma Machine 22.04Plasma Mobile Gear 22.06 release is here to improve the task switcher by adding support for sorting apps by last app opened instead of alphabetically, and to improve the action drawer to accommodate more settings quick settings, add support for scrolling labels and allow you to pull down the entire quick settings panel in one swipe from the corner of the screen.

On the same note, Plasma Mobile Gear 22.06 introduces a new screen recording quick setting to make it easier to record your screen with just a few taps, adds the ability for media player to control multiple sources in the action drawer, adds support for vibration when pressing buttons on the navigation bar and allows you to quickly switch apps with a left/right swipe gesture from the navigation bar.

In addition to this, the Plasma Mobile lock screen has been ported to the kscreenlocker v3 interface as a first step towards implementing passwordless login support, button shadow performance and others. Breeze-style commands have been significantly improved, and there are now new settings in the Shell Settings section to let you reduce animations for a performance boost.

Several apps have been improved in Plasma Mobile Gear version 22.06, such as the Weather app, which now features more modern settings dialogs based on the Kirigami framework, the AudioTube app, which now features a user interface of much improved media player and application header bar. , as well as the Tokodon app, which now offers basic support for notifications, support for Nextcloud Social, and support for social cards to preview links in the app.

The Kasts podcast app has also been updated, which has received many improvements including a completely redesigned podcast update routine with multithreading support, support for id3v2tag when fetching episode images, better small screen support in both portrait and landscape mode, the ability to update podcasts when the sync server is offline, the ability to sync with custom GPodder servers, a new option to allow you to adjust the time remaining on an episode based on the current play rate and updated episode detail pages.

Check the release notes for more details (with screenshots) and be sure to look for Plasma Mobile Gear 22.06 on your Linux phone or tablet in the coming days, as it will land on your favorite distro’s repositories soon. .

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