Watch: N9 Multi/Triple Boot

Standard

Yoyocx S Praditya Putra successfully booted Harmattan, Sailfish OS and Android 4.1 Jellybean on his N9. Though this isn’t the first time that we heard about this since Michael from MNB successfully booted Nemo, Harmattan and Nitroid, its still suprising how people support N9. You can watch the video below

Win A Jolla Phone From @AnttiSaarnio

Standard

Sailors, if you are dreaming to have a Jolla Phone. Well this is your chance as Jolla’s Chairman Antti Saarnio is running a giveaway contest on Twitter. All you need to do is to answer the question, retweet the original tweet and follow @AnttiSaarnio

and you can also see our entry 😀

Follow us on Twitter!

May the odds be ever in our favor!

Read: 24 Hours With The Jolla Smartphone

Standard

This is an article from Forbes about their experience with the Jolla Smartphone after 24 Hours.

They said that the the biggest issue with the Jolla handset is this. Even after a day or two of use,
the Jolla smartphone does not feel like it has the bullet-proof OS
that is needed for a commercial device. The hardware specifications should not be
holding back the OS, but there is a notable delay when launching and switching to applications;
while notifications do work what happens once you click a notification is inconsistent; and third-party app support is a bit of an adventure.

They also said that the phone and the OS itself is not yet ready for a public released There are far too many rough edges for my liking, the handset feels slow, the software has too many moments where there is no visual clue on what to do next,

They said that if you are looking for a competitive and compelling smartphone. Right now Jolla is not that phone but there is a promise in this handset that it could become that phone in 2014.

Like we always said 24 hours is not enough to appreciate Jolla and Sailfish OS. Also keep in mind that Sailfish OS is still in Beta.

Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/ewanspence/2013/12/27/first-thoughts-review-of-the-jolla-linux-smartphone

Second Sailfish OS Software Update (Maadajävri) Is Now Live + Changelog

Standard

Sailors, we previously reported that the second software update will be out before the end of 2013 and today its now live!!!

SailfishOS 1.0.2.5 (Maadajävri)

What’s new
•Google calendar sync to your Jolla (one way)
•Camera support in Android apps
•Updating/uninstalling apps from Yandex store
•Camera now supports all 4 orientations
•Advanced recovery mode [details]
•Ability to accept any server certificates during Exchange ActiveSync account setup

Highlights of improvements

Camera
•Improvements in exposure time and auto focus in low light conditions
•Improved switching from rear to front camera

Connectivity
•Connection switcher in Settings no longer sticks even when the network is not fully registered
•Static IP settings bug fixed
•Access point selection steps can be reversed without causing an issue.
•Retries are now possible if you input a wrong WLAN password

Home / Events / Notifications
•Only important notifications (missed call, chat, messages, mails) are shown on Lock screen, all notifications are visible in Events
•Facebook and Twitter notifications no longer have LED indicators
•Disabling Facebook/Twitter feeds now removes them from Events
•Better support for high flow of tweets
•Twitter feeds now show the real name of the user
•Notification clearing improved
•Updates no longer re-appear after reboot
•USB mode selection is no longer shown when device is locked/suspended
•Fixes an issue where Home displayed as a long scrollable list
•Entering incorrect code on device lock screen now has haptic feedback

Accounts
•Improvements in jolla account creation steps
Highlights of improvements

Camera
•Improvements in exposure time and auto focus in low light conditions
•Improved switching from rear to front camera

Connectivity
•Connection switcher in Settings no longer sticks even when the network is not fully registered
•Static IP settings bug fixed
•Access point selection steps can be reversed without causing an issue.
•Retries are now possible if you input a wrong WLAN password

Home / Events / Notifications
•Only important notifications (missed call, chat, messages, mails) are shown on Lock screen, all notifications are visible in Events
•Facebook and Twitter notifications no longer have LED indicators
•Disabling Facebook/Twitter feeds now removes them from Events
•Better support for high flow of tweets
•Twitter feeds now show the real name of the user
•Notification clearing improved
•Updates no longer re-appear after reboot
•USB mode selection is no longer shown when device is locked/suspended
•Fixes an issue where Home displayed as a long scrollable list
•Entering incorrect code on device lock screen now has haptic feedback

Accounts
•Improvements in jolla account creation steps
Phone
•Call volume can now be adjusted before outgoing call is answered
•Phone call UI does not show Bluetooth indicator when connected to a device that does not support phone call audio
•Previous caller’s avatar no longer flickers before the current caller’s avatar is displayed
•When powering up the device now registers directly to 3G instead of first registering to 2G and then switching to 3G

Messages
•Messages application keeps the active page and message text when re-activated from Launcher
•Message notifications now remain cleared and group correctly after rebooting
•Modifying contacts now shows available message conversation options immediately
•Imported contacts with unknown IM accounts no longer appear as apparently usable messaging options
•Multiple recipients can now be picked from favorites
•Words with a dot in the middle are no longer recognized as a URL when entering the message

People
•Phone numbers with dialling card prefixes are no longer merged with their un-prefixed versions
•Fixed confusing behaviour while editing contacts that have only nickname
•Search results in People are now correctly highlighted

Clock
•Uninstalling the app cancels outstanding alarms
•Clock now shows the correct time in alarm list and cover for all timezones

Bluetooth
•OBEX push requests from trusted devices are now automatically accepted
•A more informative progress bar is shown during BT discovery

Browser
•Minor UI fixes and performance improvements
•WebGL performance improved significantly
•Fixes an issue where browser stopped to open links
Store client
•System update check is only done over a WLAN connection
•Connection dialog and status indication no longer suggest that a check is in progress without a connection
•Speed up app installation process

Settings
•Time display in Settings now respects the selected time zone
•UTC offset shown now takes DST into account
•Developer mode: Fingerterm default settings are more user friendly
•USB default mode of “Always ask” is respected even after unlocking the device

Mail
•Improves support for accounts where service username is different from email address
•Improves standard folders handling
•Fixes an issue in the communication with SMTP servers that don’t require authentication
•Fixes an issue related to email sending for some servers using ecrypted password(CRAM-MD5) for authentication
•Fixes an issue in attachments handling in POP3 accounts
•Fixes an issue in email deleting in POP3 accounts
•Fixes an issue related to email signature handling in draft emails
•Fixes an issue in the unread email count for local only folders
•Fixes an issue that prevents long email subjects to be shown in the email info view
•Fixes an issue related to opening a html email via notification
•Fixes an issue realated to replying to html only emails

Exchange ActiveSync
•Improved error reporting when an account can’t be configured

Office
•Opening a document from a mail attachment works even if another document is being viewed.
•Documents from transfer UI can now be opened with Office app

Calendar
•Start time of the first calendar appointment now displays correctly
•Calendar alarms are now visible in silent mode
•Some situations causing a crash or hang are now fixed

Android runtime
•Audio and video are now in sync when watching videos in Netflix or other video applications
•Fixed issue where remote keyboard stops occasionally
•Location status is now checked before attempting to search for GPS
•Fixed issue where typed characters appended to an underlined word in predictive keyboard
•Applications using audio integrate better with native SailfishOS apps
•Network state detection improvements
•Application pause/resume improvements

Recovery mode

If a factory reset cannot be performed or if the device has booting issues,
•Unplug USB cable and turn off device
•Press volume down and power on the device
•Plug in USB cable and using USB networking telnet to 192.168.2.15 or 10.42.66.66 and follow the instructions

Note: it is still possible to break the Recovery mode in developer mode.
Known issue

Some of the android apps are still unable to connect to mobile data network if the SIM PIN code is entered after a measurable delay on boot up. This is due to the incorrect 3G connectivity detection API used by them. There are 2 ways out of this situation:
1.Reboot the device and enter the PIN code promptly when asked OR
2.Restart android runtime service as follows from the Terminal app (requires developer mode enabled

Check for updates!
Open Settings-System Settings-About Product- Pull down the pulley menu and select ‘Check for update’ – Once an OS update notification is received, tap on it and follow the instructions.

6 Sailfish OS Features That Android And iOS Lack

Standard

Sailors here are Six Features that made the Sailfish OS stand out from Android and iOS according to Times of India

#6 Multitasking first
The new OS gives priority to the applications that are currently running and displays them on the home screen rather than the bunch of widgets and apps that overwhelm the display

#5 Gestures in multitasking
Sailfish provides an option to execute a specific action without even opening them

#4 Supports Android Apps
The new mobile operating system not only supports apps specified for it but also those designed for Android.

#3 Swipe Away
Sailfish incorporates the swipe away feature seen in iOS7 (What? I don’t know if they are serious when they are writing this 😁)

#2 Customizable Hardware
Jolla phones offer removable rear panel which can be customized as per the users wish.

#1 Facebook Everywhere
The makers have integrated Facebook to the basic level of the phone. Facebook photos can be opened from the phones default gallery without even opening the app. The Facebook messenger can be used to chat directly from the default SMS app.

Source: Silicon India