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Ubuntu One has cool new features for Maverick

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Ubuntu One has many changes and new features planned for release alongside Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat this October. These new features such as Windows syncing and improvements to speed might be just the thing users are after!

From their Roadmap wiki page, here’s a preview of what’s to come:

Mobile music streaming

  • Store your music library in your personal cloud and stream to your mobile phone
  • Works with iPhone and Android devices
  • Uses Subsonic streaming technology – Visit for more information
  • Premium feature for paid subscribers

Mobile contacts sync

  • Refined log-in process to support Ubuntu Single Sign-On (SSO). No longer need a special username and password
  • Updated look and feel
  • Minor tweaks to the UI for better usability and more user feedback
  • Updates coming soon to mobile app marketplaces

Enhanced sync performance – Speed improvements for…

  • Regular sync activity such as enabling folders to sync
  • Adding folders with lots of files
  • First sync when adding a new computer

Windows file sync

  • Addresses the needs of the many Ubuntu users who operate in a mixed platform environment of Ubuntu + Windows
  • Will support syncing files between Windows desktops and your Ubuntu One personal cloud

Easier subscribe and login

  • Redesigned the desktop application for subscribe and log-in
  • Refined the interface for modifying Ubuntu One sync preferences and device management

Updated web dashboard

  • Brings more of your important information to the front including how much of your capacity is used by files, notes, contacts and bookmarks
  • Easier access to information about new features, setup instructions, and usage tips
  • First phase recently released into production for all users