Thursday, 28 May 2015

[News] Sailfish OS 2 will be more open

Jolla has plans to open Sailfish OS version 2

The news relates to the negotiations in Russia, where Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications is looking for alternatives for Android and iOS.

Communications Minister Nikolai Nikiforov was awarded the Russian YotaPhone smartphone running the mobile operating system (OS) Sailfish. According to him, Russia in the short term is unlikely to become a world leader in mobile devices, but YotaPhone running on Sailfish has "a great future."

[News] Sailfish expands in BRICS countries, Africa on focus

Jolla announces Sailfish Africa - the Sailfish OS mobile ecosystem for Africa

South Africa, Johannesburg, May 28, 2015: Jolla Ltd., the Finnish mobile company and developer of open mobile operating system Sailfish OS, today announced that it is set to build a Sailfish OS ecosystem in Africa starting from South Africa.

Monday, 25 May 2015

Jolla Sailfish OS update name - Contest round 4

Guess and Win!

This time we're sharing two official The Other Half smartcovers of your choice as the prize, thanks to Sailors at Jolla! Round 4 is limited to EU, Norway and Switzerland due to the delivery area of Jolla Shop. Good luck for your guess!

Participation time: until May 31, 2015, 23:59 UTC. Time will be reduced to answers posted so far, in case if Jolla reveals the answer earlier.

Update: Name leaked, change in rules

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Russia mobile operating system scenarios

Russian minister shows more interest towards Jolla's Sailfish OS

Russia is planning to develop its own mobile operating system, and it might be based on Finnish SailfishOS by Jolla. Nikolay Nikiforov, Minister of Telecom and Mass Communications, has shared news on this, here's our view into the situation:

Monday, 11 May 2015

SailfishOS system upgrade 14 - First info

First information on the Sailfish OS 1.1.6 (upgrade 14) for Jolla phone is revealed. What to expect?

Jolla has shared the new main features of the next Sailfish OS upgrade 14. The next upgrade is bringing us private browsing, search in email, notifications for voicemail, and much more:

Update: upgrade 14 (1.1.5) has been dropped early, but the information below is valid for upgrade 15 (1.1.6) which was released for test users on June 8th, 2015

Monday, 4 May 2015

Jolla phone update: Sailfish OS Äijänpäivänjärvi

Jolla system upgrade 13 - Now for everybody

Sailfish OS Äijänpäivänjärvi was first released to test users, and after a few weeks of feedback, to all users on May 4th, 2015: "We'll start rolling out the update to everyone today. If possible, update with the device connected to a charger. If you have phonehook from OpenRepos installed uninstall it before upgrading. Please ensure that you have ~1.5GB of free disk space before attempting to upgrade your Jolla."

Important: This upgrade will break the Facebook account on Jolla, even more than what was informed earlier

Update: Recommending not to install yet. Lot of possible bugs/issues