Saturday, 28 December 2013

Could Jolla drop Beta sign with Sailfish Maadajavri

Sailfish Maadâjävri - picks from the changelog

HowTo: Settings --> About product --> pulley menu, check for updates. WLAN recommended.

In short: This is the second larger update for Sailfish, enabling better hardware support for Android Apps (e.g. Skype video calls, both cameras), one direction synching with Google calendar and better certification support for MS Exhange. What we're still missing after this update are a fix to the NFC bug, turn-by turn navigation for native Here maps, and landscape mode in several apps. Camera does support all 4 orientations now.

Picks from the changelog (full)

  • Camera: Improvements in exposure time and auto focus in low light conditions, improved switching from rear to front camera. Skype video calls are tested to work with both cameras.
  • Twitter: Better support for high flow of tweets
  • Messages: Multiple recipients can now be picked from favorites
  • Clock now shows the correct time in alarm list and cover for all timezones
  • Bluetooth: OBEX push requests from trusted devices are now automatically accepted, a more informative progress bar is shown during BT discovery
  • Mail: multiple bug fixes
  • Documents from transfer UI can now be opened with Office app

Known bugs not yet fixed in this release

    • NFC battery bug fix (coming soon)
    • 4G/LTE connection. Official statement: LTE supporten countries and operators will be published later. Some speculation at Jolla Detailed Hardware Specs
    • Camera support for more Android apps (still not working in Facebook, Twitter)
    • Landscape mode for several sailfish apps. No news about development
    • Navigation feature for Jolla's HERE Maps. No news about development. Several Android navigation apps are reported to work, some better, some worse.
    • Shared calendar synch missing both in Google calendar and MS exchange. No news about development.

    Upcoming Sailfish update releases

    •  2nd week of Janyary, 2014 (estimated):
      Hotfix for NFC battery life bug
    • Q1/2014: New features promised

      Sailfish Maadâjävri ?

      Maadâjarvi, photo by Pekka Manninen (Picasa album)
      Another update named by a lake, this time in same (language spoken in Lapland). The lake is located at Inari, Finland, and the name translates as "Southern lake" or "Base lake". Jolla has stated that they are using lakes of Finland in naming updates of Sailfish OS. There are 187 888 lakes in Finland, including the small ones, so we might have more than few updates coming. Looking at the size of Maadâjarvi, we could speculate that this is a bigger update than the previous one - but I'm still holding my breath for Sailfish Saimaa! Map below shows the finnish name, "Tyvijärvi". Oh, and just for note: There are no real sailfishes in any lakes in Finland.

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