Wednesday, 28 October 2015

[video] Jolla Tablet review: Hardware, UI

Part 2: Jolla Tablet hardware quality and Sailfish OS 2.0 user interface 

After more than a hundred replies to the question on the desired focus of our Jolla Tablet review, I decided to split the rest for nice length. This part 2 focuses on the hardware quality and introduces the basic interface and the pre-installed apps on a first time booted Sailfish OS

I did pass the tutorial app with a little trick...

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Lack of openness: Sailfish OS 2.0 Saimaa

The real Sailfish OS 2.0 rolling out

Sailfish OS Saimaa is rolling out to Early access customers on October 22, 2015 and for everybody on November 3, 2015. Already the name suggests something big, and maybe more open, as Saimaa is the biggest lake in Finland.

Update: This is not a full review as it was intended to be, as I run into lack of openness right in the beginning.

[news] Sailfish India launch set to 2016

Sailfish India: Intex, Snapdeal, Jolla, TimesInternet

October 22, 2015: Antti Saarnio, head of Jolla Oy (developer of Sailfish OS mobile operating system), joined BRICS meeting of the communications ministers in Moscow, Russia. The meeting discusses on co-operation between BRICS countries: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. Sailfish India launch takes place on Q1/2016

Sailfish OS update Eineheminlampi

Minor Sailfish OS system update (Early Access)

Current version Sailfish OS can be updated to by Early Access customers starting today. This update corrects some configurations needed in advance before the next release: Sailfish OS

Monday, 19 October 2015

News update: Sailfish OS secure phone

Sailfish Secure - new privacy oriented phone

Finland, October 19, 2015:
SSH Communications Security is co-operating with Jolla Oy to provide a new secure phone into the privacy concerned markets. The first customers are expected to be found on public sector, followed by privacy concerned businesses and organisations. Schedule for launch is yet difficult to estimate due to possibly long testing period.

Friday, 16 October 2015

Company Rock Finals 2015

Jolla Cruise Band, Company Rock Finalist 2015
Photo by Juha Paakkari

Announcing the giveaway winners

Company Rock event in Finland gathers rock and blues players from enterprises to an annual contest, rocking for fun and for fame until the coveted victory. Jolla Oy joins 10 other finalists with their Jolla Cruise Band, and you're welcome to join rocking with them if you're in Helsinki soon. Let's see where they are heading!

Thursday, 15 October 2015

The First Jolla Tablet unboxing

Jolla Tablet Unboxing (includes LastuCase)

Chung Hoi Ching, customer in Hong Kong, received her Jolla Tablet already on October 8th. She was one of the lucky very early birds placing her perk on the Indiegogo campaign already during the very first minutes.

Few more are arriving to different countries between October 9-15th. While the rest of the tablets are once again postponed, here's a photo show on what the lucky ones are receiving in just few days:

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

A lion's share

How much is that?

A very old story retold with some sugar added from the latest updates on a shipping schedule

The "unlike" cover image tries to represent current attitudes while new and old Sailors are waiting for their precious tablets. There sure are other opinions as well, but this story only has four animals.

Monday, 12 October 2015

Why the status bar has NOT to go

Guest writer: Francesco Vaccaro
Photo from a train station
after MWC15, Barcelona
The title clearly recalls this post by Jaakko Roppola, Senior Designer at Jolla. Now, I'm a huge fan of him, I love his vision. I was lucky enough to have a brief conversation with him at the Jolla office in Tampere and I actually like his point of view in that post, but I'm also a fan of underdogs - otherwise I would not be here. I like to see the other side of the coin, so let's see why in my humble opinion the status bar still has something to say.

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Jolla Tablets starts shipping

First contributors receive their tablets in a week

October 6th 2015, Jolla Mobile dispatches the first few Jolla Tablets from the warehouse towards the campaign contributors. Shipping takes 5-7 business days in most cases. Latest Sailfish OS update released to public is, soon to be updated to 2.0.x.x

Update: The first ones arrived to their destinations already on October 8th. On the next day, several contributors in different countries have received their tablet, including U.S. (a brand new continent for Jolla). However, this first batch is quite small, and later tablets are unfortunately delayed

Shipping Schedule
List of postpones

Monday, 5 October 2015

Opinion on Sailfish OS 2.0 user experience

Honest opinions after updating from Sailfish OS 1.0 to 2.0 user interface

Posted by user hippy on TJC, this opinion shares a well written user experience on some of the changes Jolla made when trying to compromise smartphone and tablet PC user interfaces into one software. I mostly agree with everything said, and so does many others: