Tuesday 30 June 2015

[news] Sailfish OS was selected over Tizen in Russia

Projects on import substitution of infrastructural
software were reviewed on Moscow.

Confirmed by official source, Jolla beats Samsung on operating system area.

Just yesterday, we shared a post claiming that Jolla's Sailfish OS was selected as a winner over Samsung's Tizen operating system in the Ministry of Telecommunications in Russia.

This is now confirmed. This news also confirms that there are not yet decisions of support, but if Jolla's Sailfish OS will be supported (as expected after winning), the official document advices to include "The Russian Mobile device", in practice meaning the YotaPhone

Monday 29 June 2015

Jolla got it, Samsung didn't? - Sailfish OS YotaPhone discussed

One possible future, Sailfish OS on YotaPhone. 
Operating system Sailfish OS by Jolla selected among winners, over Tizen by Samsung

It's rumored that the Ministry of Telecommunications in Russia picked Sailfish OS over Tizen as their mobile device operating system.

Arguments in favor for Sailfish OS are better options for security, and for having Russian shareholders in a company Sailfish Holding.

If we'll see Sailfish OS powered YotaPhones, according to experts 1 million of those are expected to sell.

Monday 22 June 2015

Sailfish OS system upgrade 16 - First info

First information on the Sailfish OS 1.1.7 (upgrade 16) for Jolla phone is revealed. What to expect?

Few bits of information were shared to developers about the next Jolla's Sailfish OS version. You can soon select Android background services to start already when the phone boots up - easy way to receive Android app notifications right after powering up!

Thursday 18 June 2015

Almost paid app support

Official: Flattr lands to Jolla store

You can now support Sailfish OS app developers great work via Flattr, using Jolla Store in the phone

Support can be started as soon as the developers update their apps to include a donation button. There's already some!

Wednesday 17 June 2015

[giveaway] Winners of Round 4

Two winners mentioned below, please contact us to claim your price

The 4th Sailfish OS name guessing contest was on in the end of May 2015. Jolla fans tried to guess some exact information of the next system upgrade.

Update rolled out couple of days ago, so it's time for a nice announcement:

Sunday 14 June 2015

System upgrade Aaslakkajärvi available for all

Update your Jolla with
"Lake of the playing Gods"

Sailfish OS Aaslakkajärvi was published on June 15th, 2015. The English name above is translated using some etymology, see the end of post for more on that. Jolla didn't make changes to the version shared to Early Access users a week ago.

Update: Video added

Thursday 11 June 2015

[interview] Spotify Sailfish OS app for Jolla phone

Spotify for Sailfish OS - is it official?

Spotify Sailfish OS app for Jolla phone or Jolla tablet is a personal project at Spotify started by developer Mario Bob Jelica and joined by his coworker Pär Bohrarper. I had an opportunity to ask a few questions from Bob about himself and this project.

Monday 8 June 2015

Workaround: Facebook chat on sailfish OS messages

Step-by-step guide to get Facebook chat working on Jolla Phone or Tablet Messages app

While Facebook updated their API, Jolla phone users lost some functionality on Facebook contact sync and messaging. Other services, like updating status and sharing photos are already back by now, and here's an easy workaround to keep up chatting as well. It's a Linux, you know.

Update: This workaround is not working any more since December 2015. Facebook doesn't accept XMPP login any more.

System update 1.1.6 Aaslakkajärvi available for test users

Release notes: Sailfish OS Aaslakkajärvi (Early access release) for Jolla phone

Jolla has released their next Sailfish OS system update to the users signed into the Early Access program. They have also shared the official release notes and the change log for this next Sailfish OS version. The public release should be available in a week or two, here's what's coming up:

Tuesday 2 June 2015

[News] New Sailfish OS phone manufacturer confirmed

Jolla's Antti Saarnio at Hong Kong launch event, 2014
New manufacturer of Sailfish OS phones is announced before summer holidays

Jolla might not announce a new phone of their own, as they are focused on delivering Sailfish OS mobile operating system to other manufacturers.

Update: New Sailfish OS phone manufacturer is located in India, and it will be announced during Mobile World Congress Shanghai on July 15 - 17, 2015