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

Jolla Sailfish OS update name - Contest, Round 4

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UPDATE May 29th: As the name of the next release - Aaslakkajärvi - has been leaked, the scoring of all the guesses is changed to keep the contest equal to all participants. Both already written and all new guesses are awarded full 50 points for any name guess. Also three first numbers of the release are revealed (1.1.6.x), so we'll score only the last number this time. Winners (2) will be selected by the last release number and date only. Keep on guessing, good luck!

Contest in short:

  • Try to guess the release numbers, name and release date of the next Sailfish OS update, for example: "Sailfish OS Alabama, release date 15.2.2015"
  • Using your real name account, send your guess
The best of luck! Two persons who have the best scoring guesses will receive a code to order this prize for free from Jolla Shop. Prize includes the product and the postage to the delivery area of Jolla Shop. Code is valid for a while, while waiting for at least until both lime and pink options are available:

The prize

The Other Half is an original Jolla innovation. Manufactured from ultra-durable and scratch resistant polycarbonate, it’s more than just a fresh coat of paint. Each color option packs a unique ambience with custom sounds, wallpapers and more. Your Jolla automatically detects The Other Half and instantly adapts the look and feel of your phone with wireless NFC technology.

Difficult to guess? A few tips:

  • Latest released update is Sailfish OS Äijänpäivänjärvi, released May 4th, 2015
  • Sailfish OS naming, so far, has followed a pattern of alphabetic, and all of them have been names of lakes in Finland. If you trust that also the next update will follow the same pattern, here's a list of the lakes 
  • Try to find if Jolla has revealed any more information in advance - you might find tips revealing the name (whole or part of it) or more about the release date (accurate or approximate). Keep in mind that this information used must be published to everybody - if you have access to closed forums where the information is shared by Jolla, you can't participate this contest at all. 
  • It might seem like a good idea using the averages in your version number and date guesses, but note that others might think the same way. You might have better chance with a more personal guess
  • Do not contact Jolla or their workers in a meaning of phishing the information helping in this contest. People found out having access to this information are disqualified. Also, Jolla has enough work already providing us these great updates in a nice schedule


  • These rules are due to change without further notice
1. Who may participate?
  • Round 4 is limited to EU, Switzerland and Norway, the delivery area of the official Jolla Shop
  • You may not be working for Jolla Ltd or in any other way have access to the internal/restricted forums providing the answers needed in this contest
  • Google, Facebook, Twitter, Reddit or Diaspora account with your real name is used to participate this contest, but also an optional form to participate is provided for people not using their real name in any of these forums. Real names are used only in purpose to prevent the same person to participate the contest with several guesses posted in the same forum
  • Review Jolla is not looking for artificial likes or follows with this contest. If some of the forums in use requires a like/follow for posting your answer, please feel free to unlike/unfollow right after your answer. Of course if you like the forum for what's it providing otherwise, we're happy for each new follower!
2. Contest time and limits
  • CONTEST TIME: Answers must be posted between now and the last day of this month (23:59 UTC). Time may be reduced to answer posted so far, if Jolla reveals the correct answer earlier. Answers posted afterwards are seen as "too close to the actual release date" and they do not count even that they would be totally correct
  • ACCOUNT LIMIT: Only account(s) with your real name may be used. Guesses posted from nick accounts, or accounts with a false name, are disqualified. For people not using their real name in any of the contest forums, optional form can be found in the bottom of this post.
  • AMOUNT OF GUESSES: You can post only one guess per account. 2nd and later guesses from the same account are disqualified. However, if you are using the other forum(s) with your real name too, you can give one different guess in each forum to multiply your winning chances. NOTE: The form for people not using their real name accounts is optional - If you use the form to participate, you may not use any of the other forums.
3. How to participate?
  • To win, you need to provide your best guess for these three questions in a single comment. All questions are related to the next, yet unpublished Sailfish OS system update released by Jolla:
    • Version number?
    • The name?
    • Date when it's released to customers?
  • Send you guess, for example: "Sailfish OS Alabama, release date 15.1.2015" as a comment/reply to any of the posts listed above (1 guess per account allowed), OR, for people who don't want to use their real name accounts in any of the forums above, please fill the form in the bottom of this post
4. Announcing the winner and claiming the prize
  • The winners are two persons gaining the most score for their guess (see 6. scoring). If several guesses end up to the same top scores, the winner is randomly selected between these.
  • The winner's real names are published in the blog, and linked in the forum where the winning guess has been posted. Announcing takes place within one week of the system update release date
  • After announcing the names of the winners, they have two weeks time to claim the prize contacting Review Jolla via the same account they used for posting the winning guess
  • If a winner hasn't claimed the prize within this two week time, the prize is removed from the contest and will be shared in the next round. Next best guess does not count for claiming the prize
5. Receiving the prize
  • After a winner contacts Review Jolla, he/she receives a personal discount code valid in the official Jolla Shop. The Other Half of your choice can be ordered for free using that code
6. Scoring
  • Unlike 50 points for participating the contest by the rules
  • Another 50 points for the correct name of the update

    UPDATE: On this round, all name guesses will gain 50 points for the name guess, no matter if the guess is right or wrong. This is a temporary change in rules, only affecting this round due to a leaked release name (Aaslakkajärvi)
  • -1 point for each number difference calculated from the system update release numbers. For example: Guess, actual release = -29 points

    UPDATE: On this round, only the last number is taken into count. This is a temporary change in rules, only affecting this round, due to leaked first three numbers (1.1.6)
  • -1 point for each date between the guess and the actual release date
  • Max possible score: 100 (all three parts guessed)
7. Scoring example
  • Guess: Sailfish OS, Alabama, release date 15.11.2014
  • Actual: Sailfish OS, Alajärvi, release date 10.11.2014
  • Scoring: 50 (unlike) + 0 (name) - 13 (numbers) - 5 (days) = 32 points
8. Privacy
  • Your name will be published only if you win in this contest. Any other personal information, like the address you provide if you win, are not saved.

Unlike luck for your guesses!

Not using your real name in any of the forums (Facebook, Google, Twitter, Reddit, Diaspora) and still want to participate? Welcome along, just fill this form:

Published: May 25, 2015 09:48 UTC
Rules updated: May 29, 2015 10:49 UTC
Post updated: May 29, 2015 10:49 UTC

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