Canonical released some information about the upcoming release of Ubuntu 13.04, "Raring Ringtail".
"We expect to enable instant payments, powered by Ubuntu One, for both applications from the Software Center and music from the Music Store – to deliver the fastest possible purchasing experience directly from the Dash," wrote Cristian Parrino on the Canonical blog.
According to the post, 13.04 will also bring more scopes by default, and extend the Suggestions scope to include more retailers beyond the Ubuntu One Music Store and Amazon.com. "We are also testing a few additional user controls like filters for local and global searching - more to come on this front as we learn from those sessions," Parrino wrote. "In the meantime, users can already focus a search to local files only with a simple super-f keystroke."
Ubuntu 13.04 is scheduled for an April 25, 2013 release.