Wednesday 29 July 2015

Install Sailfish OS on Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro

[How-to] Renew an old Android Phone with a new operating system

Android phones capable of running Jolla's Sailfish OS, gesture based mobile operating system, are now added by Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro. Work is done by Sailfish OS porters, in this case especially Matti Lehtimäki

Do you have an old Xperia Pro laying around? Install Jolla's Sailfish OS on it, the operating system seems to run on this 512MB of RAM smartphone, and the hardware is quite well supported too. For other models, check the end of this post.

Tuesday 28 July 2015

Worried about Stagefright Android bug?

If you have a Sailfish OS device, don't worry about MMS, but...

...manipulated media files watched using Android apps might still be a risk. Please use Sailfish OS apps.

But if you have any friends using Android devices, please warn them about this. Stagefright is a serious "remote code excution" bug, and on Android phones a simple MMS message received automatic can cause a problem to about 95% of Android phones out there.

Thursday 23 July 2015

Jolla Tablet shipping delayed

Update on Sailfish OS Jolla Tablet shipping dates

Developers (invited) will have their Jolla Tablet in the beginning of August.

Update: More precise information on the delay, more accurate shipping dates.

History of Sailfish OS 1.0 by Jolla

November 2013 - July 2015

Since the initial version Sailfish OS Kaajanlampi, released on November 2013, there are 17 updates to this gesture based mobile operating system by Jolla Ltd.

Most of them were released to everybody, and the branch is soon changing to Sailfish OS 2.0 - but look at the amount of work already done:

Tuesday 21 July 2015

Introduction to Sailfish OS 2.0 PartnerSpace

PartnerSpace, an exclusive zone for partners in the user interface

Jolla will bring a new view "PartnerSpace" into Sailfish OS user interface for 3rd party manufactured devices. This is an interesting m-commerce business model for Jolla and their partners

What is this, how does it work and who benefits from it? Who decides the content visible to the end customers there? Do we gain or loose having it there?

Thursday 16 July 2015

Facts: Intex Aqua Fish smartphones

Updated on February 14, 2016 

Not here yet! Sailfish OS, operating system developed by Finnish Jolla Ltd. is aiming to be the 3rd OS in mobile world. So where are the devices? After Mobile World Congress Shanghai, a lot of wrong information of upcoming Intex smartphones has been spreading to the world.

I've been following the news closely and contacted Jolla and Intex when needed to keep you up to date with the latest info below:

[News] Sailfish India ecosystem - Partnerspace user interface

Jolla announces big companies to build an ecosystem Sailfish India

Intex Technologies, a major player in the mobile handsets, consumer durables and IT products. Snapdeal, a huge online marketplace. Times Internet, India's largest media and entertainment group, have gathered together with Jolla Ltd. to take advantage on the growing e-commerce markets in India. How?

[News] After 1.1.7 Björnträsket comes 2.0

One more system update before the biggest update! 

Sailfish OS 2.0 is released soon for Jolla Phones, and of course the Tablet when it starts shipping. Early adopters are currently testing Björnträsket, and the next update after that will be Sailfish OS 2.0

Update: 1.1.9 added in between, delaying Sailfish OS 2.0

[News] First license of Sailfish OS to India

Translated news via Taloussanomat, Finnish business magazine

We will have quite a few posts on different aspects today, so follow up! Let's start with this short translated overview on a huge press release, and add a fresh video by Jolla to get the sails up:

Intex Technologies in India is the first external manufacturer using Sailfish OS. They are launcing Sailfish OS 2.0 phones (yes, in plural) later this year.

Wednesday 15 July 2015

System update 1.1.7 Björnträsket available for test users

Release notes: Sailfish OS Björnträsket (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 Early Access group is testing the release before it's shared for everybody.

Update, August 27th: 4th release, Sailfish OS, rolling out for small group of regular users additional to Early Adopters

Intex smartphone with Jolla's Sailfish OS 2

Reference device, MWCS15
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New Intex smartphone unveiled tomorrow, in sale in few months

Mobile World Congress 2015, Shanghai: Intex, a phone manufacturer from India, showed their first Sailfish OS smartphone during MWC Shanghai today.

New Intex smartphone will be unveiled on Thursday, July 16th 2015. Sailfish OS is a mobile operating system designed by Jolla, company in Finland.

Wednesday 8 July 2015

Jolla splits in two - end customer effect is minimal

Jolla's new company is not officially formed yet

This post is mostly for current Jolla Phone owners and for people who have funded the Jolla Tablet, waiting for its shipping.

Few answers by Jolla regarding direct effects to the end customers, after Jolla's mobile device business was announced to be moved to a new company.

Tuesday 7 July 2015

Big news announced at #MWCS15

Soon: Mobile World Congress Shanghai, 15 - 17 July, 2015

Antti Saarnio, Chairman of the board at Jolla, is excited about the news coming up next week. What are we waiting for? Roadmap for Open Source Sailfish OS 2. Micromax delivering Sailfish OS devices. News from Russia. Jolla Tablet shipping confirmed for July. Some of these or something totally different?

Update: One of the news will be a new phone manufactured in India, and the news are big: "This should be the biggest announcement so far from Jolla", Antti Saarnio says

[news] New company for devices, Jolla changes CEO

Translated company news

Tomi Pienimäki is moving aside to another Finnish company, and a new company focusing on Jolla mobile devices business will be founded. Antti Saarnio will take the helm in operations at Jolla. The company will inform more on their licensing plans of Sailfish OS during next week at Mobile World Congress in Shanghai.

This post is translated from Finnish, originally posted by Perttu Pitkänen for Taloussanomat, a Finnish business magazine