Monday 22 December 2014

Happy Holidays

Delicious background for your Jolla

Thank you all for an interesting year!

Review Jolla wishes you some great days and Happy New Year 2015. Last post for this year is a delicious ambience background we just baked below. See you!

Jolla phone update: Sailfish OS Vaarainjarvi

Jolla system update 10
UPDATE: Now for all the users

Finally here, Sailfish OS Vaarainjärvi update for Jolla phone. We're looking forward especially for some promised fixes in the memory handling - let's see how's the multitasking experience now.

Note: If you didn't install previous opt-in update, this update requires 2Gb of free space

Friday 19 December 2014

Sailfish OS System update on hold - hotfix available

Hotfix for Jolla Sailfish OS, fixing an alphanumeric lock code issue

"Existing update10 users, if you have enabled alphanumeric lock code in settings, consider switching it back to numeric, otherwise after accepting the hotfix you will have to stay with alphanumeric mode until Update 11."

Shorty, check what's this about:

Thursday 18 December 2014

Jolla Sailfish OS update name - Contest round 2

Guess and Win!

Sailfish OS update name contest, round 2

This time we're sharing one of these TOHOLED's by Kimmo Lindholm as the prize. Good luck for your guess!

Update: The winner and TOP3 guesses published

Wednesday 10 December 2014

[News] Jolla Tablet campaign in short

Campaign time is up, let's wrap it

December 10, 2014: Jolla, start up company from Finland, has just reached the end of 3 week funding project for the world's first crowdsourced tablet.

This new Linux tablet, running not yet finalized Sailfish OS 2.0, was introduced at Slush 2014 conference in Finland on November 19th. Jolla called it "PeoplePowered" Jolla Tablet.

Jolla gathered $1.8 million with a wise campaign strategy, and yes, a nice looking product as well, reaching 11th position on the list of all time The Most Funded Campaigns on Indiegogo

Tuesday 9 December 2014

Christmas Calendar - Day 9

Daily tips and backgrounds for Christmas

December 9th, we share you a tip fitting perfectly to what happened today - and maybe useful on the next time as well

Today's background for an ambience is a photo of Blue Jay, common in many countries in winter. Photo by Mdf

Jolla phone battery available at Jolla Shop

Small batch of Jolla phone replaceable batteries available

No need to write a long post, this was just great but short news. In short, these went

out of stock

in one hour, hope too see more one day...

Monday 8 December 2014

Followup: Crowdsourced Jolla Tablet reaches top lists in funding

[News followup] Activity seen!

November 19th, 2014 Jolla introduced Jolla Tablet at Slush 2014 conference.

Since then, miracles are happening. Latest updates December 8th:

- Trending top3 campaign,
  All time top12 crowdfunding
   on Indiegogo
- $1.6 million from 11 500 funders
- Upgrade: support for 128Gb SD cards (reached)
- Upgrade: Split Screen (reached)
- Upgrade: HSDPA/3.5G mobile internet (hours to go... unlike)
- Offer: Jolla phone for 227€

Christmas Calendar - Day 8

Daily tips and backgrounds for Christmas

December 8th, we share you a few basics for a better battery life on your Jolla phone

Today's background for an ambience is a photo of West Virginia Grist Mill in a Winter Snow Storm by ForestWander

Sunday 7 December 2014

Christmas Calendar - Day 7

Daily tips and backgrounds for Christmas

December 7th, you'll find out that Jolla phone has a nice feature in its multitasking for music apps.

Today's background for an ambience is a winter sunset view from Pennsylvania, photographed by Andrew Crouthamel

Saturday 6 December 2014

Christmas Calendar - Day 6

Daily tips and backgrounds for Christmas

December 6th, you'll find out it's a very special day for Finland

Today's background for an ambience is a fresh summer blow to the flag of Finland, photographed by Jaakko Wallenius

Friday 5 December 2014

Christmas Calendar - Day 5

Daily tips and backgrounds for Christmas

December 5th, you'll find out how to shoot ambience backgrounds with your Jolla Camera application

Today's background for a Christmas ambience is cropped from this beautiful winter view by Triangiel

Thursday 4 December 2014

This spare battery fits into Jolla phone

Not by Jolla, but it works

UPDATE, Warning posted by Jolla employee on Feb19, 2015: "Using non Jolla battery voids the warranty and may damage your phone! Also this is not a high voltage battery and using it inside Jolla phone can be dangerous!"

Update: spare batteries seen at Taobao

Please read this later post on compatible spare batteries

Christmas Calendar - Day 4

Daily tips and backgrounds for Christmas

December 4th, you'll find out how to organize your apps into folders on Jolla phone

Today's background for a Christmas ambience reminds us about Kiev, Ukraina. Beautiful image by Valerii Tkachenko

Wednesday 3 December 2014

Mid-term review - Open Source situation of Sailfish OS

What's opened after 1 year, Jolla? 

A year has passed, and we all know that Jolla has set Open Sourcing of Sailfish OS as their goal already before that time. Let's check where Jolla stands with OSS after a year:

UPDATE, February 3, 2015: Sailfish OS is currently a non-OSS operating system, and earlier mentioned goal towards Open Source is, at this point, missing

Christmas Calendar - Day 3

Daily tips and backgrounds for Christmas

December 3rd, you'll find out how to answer your friends text message (SMS) with instant message (IM) after checking if he/she is online.

Today's background for a Christmas ambience is Kirkkokatu street with Christmas lights in November in Oulu, Finland

Tuesday 2 December 2014

Next Sailfish OS update, November - DELAYED

System update for Jolla phone, first info of update 10. What to expect?

Jolla is planning to release Sailfish OS update 10 during November, bringing us for example a long waited answer for accidental phone calls. Proximity sensor must be revealed before the phone responses to touch - and if it's not working for some reason, quickly triple pressing the power button is a new workaround. What's more:


Christmas Calendar - Day 2

Daily tips and backgrounds for Christmas

December 2nd, we have a simple guide to adjust your own pulley menu to access your most important apps straight forward after unlocking your Jolla phone

Today's background for a Christmas ambience is provided by "Tampere tunnetuksi ry", an organisation working for tourism of the largest inland city in Scandinavia

By the way, Jolla has an office in Tampere also

Monday 1 December 2014

Christmas calendar - Day 1

Daily tips and backgrounds for Christmas

Hi Jolla fans, thanks for reading this blog! It's December, and I thought to share some simple tips and new backgrounds for our readers during this month. If you have any special wishes for the following 24 days, please leave a comment.

On the first day we're customizing the settings menu and share a background image cropped from a nice photo by Herry Lawford. 

Thursday 27 November 2014

Congratulations! 1 year of Jolla phone sales in Finland

Congrats, Unlike Community!

November 27th, 2013, The First Jolla phone was sold. Before and after that, it's all about the people. Now, after exactly 1 year, let's keep up Doing It Together!


Tuesday 25 November 2014

Optimal screen resolution on mobile devices

[Editorial] human physics facing technical limits

This time I take a more general view into the display resolution issues, including some facts about physics, some THX recommendations, and some hardware performance issues, in a hunt for an optimal resolution to any mobile phones and tablets.

Sunday 23 November 2014

[video] Marc Dillon, Slush 2014 event

Slush 2014 Event, Helsinki, Finland

Marc Dillon, COO and Co-Founder at Jolla was up on Silver stage, Slush 2014 on Wednesday, November 19 sharing "impossible story", and revealing a new Sailfish OS device: Jolla Tablet

Video Updates:
 - Marc Dillon on stage by Slush
 - Marc Dillon's interview by Joonas Villanen 

Wednesday 19 November 2014

[Translated news] Interview with Antti Saarnio, CEO at Jolla

YLE News, Finland:
Jolla wishes to cooperate with Nokia

YLE News interviewed Antti Saarnio, CEO at Jolla at the Slush conference on Wednesday. News was published in Finnish today, here's the same in English:

Jolla, who introduced a new tablet device at Slush conference, searches major manufacturers as partners. Finnish companies must work together, says Antti Saarnio, Chairman at Jolla.

[News] Jolla Tablet introduced

Announcement: New Sailfish OS device

November 19, 2014, Helsinki, Finland: Jolla introduced Jolla Tablet at Slush 2014 conference. It's People Powered, meaning crowd funded, with $1 million after 1.5 days from launch

Update: Trending top3, all time top20

Saturday 15 November 2014

Marc Dillon, Jolla: The Impossible Story continues

Event: Slush 2014, Helsinki, Finland

Marc Dillon up on stage on Wednesday at 8:35 UTC. If you're watching using Jolla phone, please select Android browser supporting the video stream

Friday 14 November 2014

What's this Jolla?

Teaser image, let's start the guessing

Jolla shared the image of a corner of SOMETHING in their main page at November 14, 2014. There's nothing more than a timer, counting down towards the Slush14 Event at Helsinki, Finland, but what's the corner?

Zooming in...

Monday 10 November 2014

[News] Online Jolla Shop opens in Russia

[Press] Jolla sails to Russia - Jolla уже совсем скоро в России!

Previously it was possible to order a Jolla phone to Russia only via partner in Kazakhstan, delivering to all CIS countries.

Now there is another option: is open and is delivering Jolla phones to Russian markets starting from the end of November.

[Interview] All these people in the community rushing to support us

Project follow up: TOH KBD

Two weeks ago we shared the QWERTY Keyboard project launch by Dirk van Leersum, Andrew Zhilin and Kimmo Lindholm.

Project reached the financial goal of 55 000 EUR in few hours, and it's now well above 100 000 EUR. Now, all three of you, how has it been? 

Friday 31 October 2014

Covering Jolla for a lady - looking for options

Lastucase, Insmat case or something else?

My daughter is using Note 3, and I'd really love to see cases like she has also available for Jolla phone. Let's take a quick look at the current options, and add this one I'd love to get for my wife's Jolla too. 

Thursday 30 October 2014

Jolla phone update: Sailfish OS Uitukka

Jolla system update 9

Satellite and night view for Maps, new dotting visuals for the user interface, a lot of bug fixes (248). This update is an opt-in, meaning that your phone will not notify about it unless you ask

Updates: Hotfix available. 2 out of 3 users recommend this update. My experience after a week of use:

Wednesday 29 October 2014

Got banned in Whatsapp

Whatsapp might lock up Mitakuuluu or Whatsup users from their service 

What can you do if you receive “Your number ... is no longer allowed to use our service” -message after using Mitakuuluu [add: or Whatsup ] on Jolla? Most of the users didn't know they're using an unofficial client. How to get the ban removed:

Update, November 2014: Mitakuuluu project closed
Update, August 2015: Whatsup project faces issues as well

Tuesday 28 October 2014

QWERTY Keyboard Other Half for Jolla

KBD TOH - Project launch

Nokia N900 had this - and now it's going to be available on Finnish smartphone Jolla.

Project is soon live at, announced by the designer Dirk van Leersum today. Follow up - by joining the project, you might be among the first ones to receive one. Price is speculated to be above 100€

Monday 27 October 2014

Solar Other Half - Does it charge your Jolla

Test and Review: 
SolarTOH from Funky OtherHalf

This community build by Dirk van Leersum enables recharging of Jolla phone with solar panel. I've tested it in a weather of Finland in the end of October, Let's see how it performs.

Update: New recharge chart added

Friday 24 October 2014

Jolla offers 100€ discount as a community campaign

Have you got a friend using Jolla phone?

Ask if he/she have got a 100€ discount code to share with you. Using these codes among friends benefits the both of you! I have one too, but you should know me to ask one - Let's keep this between friends!

Update: The discount codes are valid until November 10, 2014

Jolla Sailfish OS update name - Winners, round 1

Thanks for participating to Sailfish OS update name contest, round 1

Participants tried to guess the name, numbers and release date of Sailfish OS Uitukka, released October 23, 2014.

Three persons with the closest guesses may now claim these "signed by Marc" shirts - Congratulations!

Wednesday 22 October 2014

[video] SolarTOH charging with Jolla smartphone

Live broadcast on charging values with Solar TOH

Solar TOH is Other Half smartcover for Jolla, manufactured by Funky OtherHalf.

I'm currently testing it's performance, you can take a peek into the data gathering following this live video broadcast:

Update: LIVE broadcast ended, sun has set too low.
Video: about 15mins in sunlight, 12mins in shadow

Tampere, Finland, October 22, 2014 14:30 local time

Monday 20 October 2014

Download Jolla factory image file for recovery

In the sails of Open Source - Jolla

The story begins from November 2013, two days after the first Jolla phone was sold. These phones were expected to be open, so a simple question was asked by user juiceme at TMO:
"I think we need a thread for flashing new kernels / OS releases for Jolla too"

Friday 17 October 2014

[news] Rovio cooperation - Angry Birds Stella launcher

Angry Birds Stella launcher for Android phones by Jolla and Rovio

Helsinki, Finland / Hangzhou, China – October 17, 2014: Jolla, the mobile company from Finland, today announced the world premier of the long-awaited Jolla Launcher proudly in collaboration with Rovio Entertainment featuring an exclusive Angry Birds Stella experience.

Update: Video added

Friday 10 October 2014

Open Source is visible at Tampere office

Jolla office, Tampere, Finland

October 9th, 2014, we were invited to visit Jolla office at Tampere. The openness was visible right from the front door, and the things we heard and saw confirmed this - Jolla values Open Source work, and their community, very high.

Monday 6 October 2014

Phone price breakthrough - down to 197€ in India

Update: Jolla price in India

Extra Rs.1000 off:
- valid until October 20th

Kotak Credit Card: 10% cashback
- valid until October 25th

Current offers are calculated from the list price of Rs. 16499

Thursday 2 October 2014

Younited app on Jolla - Does it work?

Review and HowTo: Younited app by F-Secure

F-Secure and Jolla announced back in February that they'll work together to bring the secure cloud available for Jolla phone. After 7 months we see an Android app "Younited" at Jolla Store, now let's see what can we do with it...

Tuesday 30 September 2014

Next Sailfish OS update, September

Next Sailfish OS update - First Info

Jolla has shared information about the upcoming Sailfish OS update to their app developers. Dots indicating prev/next content are about to change and setting up accounts should become more user friendly

UPDATE: Jolla has revealed the name
UPDATE 2: September turns into October
UPDATE 3: Security update available

Thursday 25 September 2014

Sailfish OS market share -The life long Sail towards TOP3

Photo: Marc Dillon speaking on Jolla stage, MWC 2014
Sailfish OS reaching to be the 3rd major mobile operating system. The journey begins.

Jolla's CEO Antti Saarnio has bodly stated that Sailfish OS (Jolla) aims to be the 3rd major Mobile Phone Operating System, lining up with Android (Google) and iOS (Apple) in the future. After Jolla phone India launch we can see this journey in the beginning.

[news] Jolla and Sailfish OS launched in Italy

Official Press release translated to English

"The lack of an alternative to the current operating systems has led to a continuous challenge on hardware specifications, leaving software innovation in the background. Jolla with its independent Sailfish operating system is bringing excitement to the world of smartphones."

Tuesday 23 September 2014

[press] Jolla Launched in India

Official Press release - Jolla smartphone is now available in India

New Delhi – September 23, 2014 

Jolla Ltd., the smartphone company by ex-Nokia employees  from  Finland, and, India’s largest e-commerce marketplace, today announced that the Jolla smartphone is now available in India.

[event] Sailfish OS Jolla Launch, India

Updated - Price, Early Sailor offer, Voucher contest, Event photos (9)

Organized by: Snapdeal and Jolla Oy
Venue: Le Meridien hotel, New Delhi, India
Time: 07:30 UTC (local time 13:00 IST)

Friday 19 September 2014

Jolla is available in China mainland via Taobao

[Official] Jolla is available also in China mainland

Taobao, a giant online store in China, have been selling Sailfish OS Jolla smartphone already for a while.

Jolla does not sell to China, but product is available in China via Jolla channel partner to order as a Hong Kong import product from Taobao. Jolla Oy has confirmed that this retailer belongs to one of their channel partners.

Thursday 18 September 2014

Jolla towards new markets: India

Star of India. Image by Ted Rufus Ross

Jolla launched soon in India with online market Snapdeal

Jolla will soon launch their smartphone to India, partnering up with online retailer

Update: Launch Delayed
Update 2: Launch Event September 23, 2014

Jolla has John Brooks coding for them

Nice mention in WIRED article - John Brooks has been working also for Jolla

“He writes incredible code,” Australian security journalist Patrick Gray says, “and really thinks like a hacker, even though he doesn’t have a security background.”

Brooks, who moves around a lot but currently resides with his parents in Utah, has been working as a contract software engineer developing a Linux-based operating system Sailfish OS for a Finnish company Jolla Oy.

Update: John Brook's Ricochet IM