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


Sailfish OS system upgrade 15 - First info

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According to Soumya Bijjal, software program manager at Jolla, the next update should include:
  • Private browsing mode in Browser
  • View detailed disk usage information under Settings > System > About Product, by tapping on the memory info
  • Option to search in Mail app
  • Notification for voicemail (subject to your operator providing push notifications)
  • View phone number of your contact in the call log by invoking the context sensitive menu (via press and hold action) on the call log entry
  • Display a notification if an email attachment cannot be opened
  • Import .ical and .vcs entries  from the transfer list to the Calendar app
  • Option to send read receipt to the recipient when you have opened the MMS received

Later on this year


Jolla is also planning to add the following new features to the Sailfish OS user interface. Here are some goals for the Sailfish OS UI for this year, which might or might not be part of the next update. Picks from the development roadmap:
  • SIP integration to Accounts
  • Updates to People and Settings apps to support non-cellular devices
  • Landscape mode for Jolla store client
  • Startup wizard and Tutorial app updates based on the new UI framework
  • Split bluetooth dialogs out of the homescreen
  • Enable USB tethering in the UI
  • New UI framework
  • Comprehensive review of grouped notifications in Events view
  • Polish info and notification banner layouts
  • Set device profile to silent when the ringtone sound setting is set to zero and to general profile for non-zero values
  • Display connection dialog when WLAN is enabled from shortcuts
  • Fix regressions in the phone UI
  • Landscape mode in Calendar app and system/alarm dialogs for Tablet
  • Update visual styles of Sailfish Silica components

Postponed


The following features have been presented in the development roadmap earlier, but are either postponed to be released on later upgrades or dropped:
  • lock screen media player controls

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Disclaimer: What you read above is PLANNED for the next or following updates. The final release of upgrade 15, and later upgrades, might include more or less new features.


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Sources: Developer mail, sailfishos.org
Published: 2015-05-11 14:04 UTC
Updated: 2015-06-08 13:19 UTC

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