Wednesday 8 November 2017

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Sunday 22 October 2017

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Sailfish OS Reviews: Thank you Flattr, time to move on

Due to the updated Terms of Use in Flattr, Sailfish OS Reviews no longer finds Flattr as the best way for our readers to support our content. Thanks to Flattr for easy support options so far, but now our Flattr button will be taken down on October 31, 2017.

Update: Now removed. Don't mind it on older posts before July.

Wednesday 11 October 2017

Release news: Sailfish X for Sony Xperia X

Sony Xperia X gets Sailfish OS with version Sailfish X Kymijoki

October 11, 2017 Jolla in cooperation with Sony Open Devices program released an optional operating system for Sony Xperia X mobile phone. Other devices by Sony might follow up. Sailfish X, based on Sailfish OS by Jolla, Finland is a gesture based operating system developed on the grounds of Nokia's MeeGo. What are you getting, what might you miss?

This post also includes information about an unofficial, community ported version of Sailfish OS for Xperia X. Post updated on October 17, 2017.

Tuesday 10 October 2017

Software release: Sailfish OS Kiiminkijoki

System update for Jolla Phone, C, Tablet 

Available to download on Jolla branded devices starting on October 9, 2017 (phased release, so not for everybody in the first date), this update brings in new features like Dropbox V2 API, Android support update for Jolla C and Tablet, direct access to the camera from the lock screen, Mobile Device Management for corporate usage, new VPN features yet still on beta level, calendar cover showing more events, PyOtherSide 1.5 for coders etc. etc.

Tuesday 19 September 2017

Sami Pienimäki at Mindtrek, Tampere, Finland

Mindtrek 2017, Tampere, Finland

September 20,2017 at 11:00 Mindtrek, Tampere, Finland. Sami Pienimäki, CEO & Co-founder of Jolla Ltd:

Sailfish OS: the Independent Alternative, and How to Build Products Based on Open Collaboration

Tuesday 29 August 2017

Sailfish OS Jämsänjoki released for Jolla devices

System update for Jolla Phone, C, Tablet 

Edit, Septemeber 21, 2017: This software update is discontinued. Users should wait for the release of Saifish OS 2.1.2 expected on October 11, 2017

Available to download on Jolla branded devices on August 29, 2017, this update brings in new features like direct access to the camera from the lock screen, Mobile Device Management (MDM) enablers intended for corporate usage, new VPN features, calendar cover showing more events, faster email app startup and of course, a load of bug fixes.

Update: Jolla ceases rollout of this version due to problems with security code in few user cases.

Thursday 20 July 2017

Sailfish OS for Sony Xperia X single SIM, model F5121

Interview on the collaboration between Jolla and Sony Open Devices program

The official version is on its way, targeting to support for example MS Exchange Active Sync, Android apps and 20 MPx resolution for the camera. But an unofficial Sailfish OS for Xperia X might become available even sooner via the porters community.

Sailfish OS is an alternative mobile operating system coming from Finland, running on top of Linux Kernel and Mer core. Via this collaboration, Sailfish OS expands its support to cover 64bit ARM.

Wednesday 12 July 2017

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Wednesday 28 June 2017

Financial news: Jolla reaches 70M USD of funding

Jolla's funding totals up to 70M USD

Surviving against the big players in the mobile industry is a lot about funding, at least until a start-up gets all their sails up. Jolla, a Finnish company developing Sailfish OS mobile operating system, has struggled for six years against the real big players like Google's Android and that hasn't always been easy. One of the former Nokia directors told them in the beginning that they will need at least 100M USD to break into the business they aim at. Reaching the end of 5th financing round, Jolla has now received 70% of that, but they are still far away of their goal.

Wednesday 21 June 2017

Jolla Tablet: All the schedule updates

Latest update: November 8, 2017

Jolla Tablet campaign, launched on November 2014, is a crowdfunded project by Jolla Oy to manufacture a PeoplePowered tablet running on Sailfish OS. Doing it together, Jolla communicated with the campaign participants in advance aiming to deliver a tablet on which the customers could have a word on. Originally planned to be shipped on May 2015. Now, a year three years after the launch...

Saturday 25 March 2017

Facebook Messenger for Sailfish OS (workaround 2017)

Integrate Facebook Messenger chat on Sailfish OS Messages

Step by step guide for a workaround to get Facebook Messenger as a Sailfish OS account on Jolla Phone, Jolla Tablet or any other Sailfish OS device. Does not require Android support. Using your phone number or your unique FB-ID when logging in you will also have all your Facebook contacts integrated to the People app.

This workaround is tested to work on September 2017 using Sailfish OS and The test was done using a phone number known by Facebook. This workaround should work on all Sailfish OS versions.