Canonical has renewed its update schedule for its latest release, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS in order to inform its users of the exact date of the first minor version.
The first maintenance update for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS will arrive on July 26, although of course, big changes or additions are not expected since, as its name implies, it is only an update to correct errors and update small components of the system. Probably Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS will include the updates that have been added to the official repositories up to the date of publication.
Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS will also serve as a clean install version for those who have not updated and want to do so without having to download the entire update package afterwards.
Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS will arrive on August 2 with Ubuntu 18.04 features
Ubuntu 16.04 users will be happy to know that The fifth and last update of Ubuntu 16.04 will arrive on August 2, although this date can still be moved as it usually happens in canonical releases.
The good news for Ubuntu 16.04 is that update 16.04.5 will have an updated kernel and graphics drivers borrowed from Ubuntu 18.04, Linux 4.15 Kernel and Table 18.
After Ubuntu 16.04.5 Ubuntu 16.04 users will not receive any more major updates, although they will receive minor maintenance and security updates until April 2021. You will have three years of security and maintenance support if you do not plan to upgrade to Ubuntu version 18.04 .
Meanwhile, Canonical is working on its next release. Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish which has a release date of October 18, 2018 although it will only have support for 9 months until the summer of 2019. Ubuntu 18.10 will have many improvements, a new theme and a better integration with Android.