We shared post "Introduction to Sailfish OS 2.0 Partner Space" a while ago, let's have another view sharing the changes coming up for current Jolla Phone owners and Jolla Tablet funders. Will they see external content provided by 3rd parties, or do they have options?
Partner Space on Jolla Phone and Jolla Tablet
Juhani Lassila, Head of Communications at Jolla, shares us what's coming up. To begin with, Jolla Tablets will be shipped with Sailfish OS 1.1.9 version, but already including most of the new navigation model of Sailfish OS 2.0 - just without the Partner Space:
But but, that's not all there is! In the end, there will be a third screen also on Jolla branded devices, and that screen can be used to run any supported Sailfish OS or Android app. Juhani Lassila confirms:
"This is on the roadmap and is being planned as we speak."
Running your favorite news reader, or keeping your email boxes behind one gesture all the time - How would you use this space?
So it seems the Partner Space is reserved only on those devices manufactured / sold by Jolla's partners, and regarding Jolla's direct end-cutomers, they are seen as "Partners" as well. I start to share #PeoplePowered words soon. Who else was worried about this? And who's happy now?
After the space is implemented on Jolla branded devices, also Sailfish OS apps must be updated to include the user interface for this space - having it embedded directly into UI has some requirements for the app UI, so in the beginning we might see only few options, and if popular, more and more added by time, while developers updates their apps.
The horizontal "cylinder" of Multitasking Home screen, Notifications screen and Partner Space (optional on Jolla Branded devices) is the key element of Sailfish OS 2.0 user interface. On earlier Sailfish OS versions, the screen on side had a quick Ambience selector. These favorited ambiences are now moved into the new Lock menu on top.
The new Lock Menu above the "cylinder" opens with swipe, starting the gesture from above-top and swiping down. Menu includes also an option to shut down the display.
Below the "cylinder" you can swipe too, starting the gesture from below-bottom of the display. Swipe up will lift up a Launcher screen, showing all your installed apps.
Within the "cylinder", simple flicks to right or left, used anywhere on the screen, will do the job. While an app is taken onto foreground, leaving it takes place with a side-swipe gesture - It's dropped right into the multitasking home screen.
This was a followup post for: Introduction to Sailfish OS 2.0 Partner Space
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Published: 2015-08-11 11:47 UTC
Updated: 2015-08-13 11:30 UTC