Experience Sailfish Os on your Android Phone with Jolla Launcher Now Available!!


The much awaited Jolla Launcher for Android is now available  Alpha Testers who signed up last week.


Jolla Launcher is designed to give Android Device Owners the opportunity to try out the smooth Sailfish OS Experience in a simple and risk free way, providing you the effortless gesture based swipe interface highlights of the essential tools that make Sailfish OS stand out from the competition. This Community Alpha release is targeted mainly for Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 devices. The Jolla Launcher Alpha can also be installed on many other devices running Android 4.3 or later

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Jolla’s Sailfish OS Launcher for Android to arrive next week


Jolla officially announced that there Sailfish OS Launcher for Android now called Jolla Launcher will arrive next week through Alpha Testing for Nexus 4, Nexus 5 and other devices running Android 4.3 or later.

According to Jolla, The Jolla Launcher is designed to give Android device owners the opportunity to try out the smooth Sailfish OS experience in a simple and risk-free way. As a launcher, it is designed to work on top of your Android OS, providing you the effortless gesture-based swipe user interface and highlights of the essential tools that make Sailfish OS stand out from the competition

Jolla is now looking for Alpha Tester to test the Jolla Launcher on their Android Devices. If you’re interested to join, this is what you should do:
1.Send an email to jolla-launcher@jolla.com from your Google account
2.Include the following information: your name, and which device(s) your using
3.Wait to receive the Google Play installation link and further instructions

Note that your email address is only used for the purposes of i) registering you to the Community Alpha, ii) keeping you informed of the progress of the testing. We will remove the email address from our database after the end of the Community Alpha.

Please do this no later than June 27, 2014.

Requirements for signing up:
•You have a Nexus 4 (or 5) device, or some other device which runs Android 4.3 or later
•You have a Google account
•You’re willing to give feedback and report issues via together.jolla.com

Jolla Launcher is planned to go to the next phase after some thorough testing and possible tweaking, after which we will launch it to wider audiences. Stay tuned for further announcements!

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Jolla Announces Sailfish OS Update 8 To Come in July


Last month, Jolla announced that they’re not going to release an update next month but it all changes today. Soumya Bijjal, Software Project Manager at Jolla reveals on Sailfish Devel Mailing list the details about the upcoming update.

One of the most exciting feature that Sailfish OS Update 8 will bring is to Display each Android Apps on its own App Window. Right now Android Apps are grouped in a single window and you need to use the Android App Manager to switch between the apps.

Check out the full list below!

Hi all,

We will release another update (update8) in July before we take a break. ETA for the following update is end of August/beginning of September. Here is a quick summary of what we have planned for update8:

•Ability to set synchronization schedule for different accounts separately


•Support filtering file selection by file type and uploading multiple files in Browser
•Ability to define email signature per account


•Ability to define sender name per account


•Save unsent messages as drafts when messages app is pushed to background


•Add shortcuts to webpages in the launcher area


•Stroke entry for writing in Chinese
•Improved HTML email viewer
•Improved tutorial app for beginners
•Display each Android app in its own window in the home screen


•Search word auto-completion in the Store client
•Enhanced layout for Google and generic mail accounts settings

Changes to resource policy implementation in QtMultimedia
With update8,

1. QSoundEffect will behave  nicely with resource manager and doesn't
need user to do the resource  policy integration themselves. Earlier, a
bug in policy enforcement has allowed QSoundEffect to function even
without acquiring resources.

2. QAudioOutput will have internal resource  policy implementation. This
will conflict with possible external resource policy implementation.

3. Resource-enabled objects residing in same binary will share the
resource connection,  thus allowing multiple objects to play along
correctly. Previously multiple resource-enabled objects would conflict
with themselves (a shortcoming of resource manager implementation).

There will be an additional mail outlining the changes in more detail.
Changes to RPM side-loading and packagekit authorization
With update8,

1. “pkcon” will only work as privileged and root users (privileged =
setgid privileged nemo aka “devel-su --privileged”)

2. “sdk-deploy-rpm” will be available in developer mode, and can be
used to install single RPMs (right now, this does not have any
confirmations, but we will add it later, so that the user knows
when packages are installed, and not silently installed in the background)
So if you had e.g. “pkcon install-local -y” kind of commands in your
“deploy from sdk to device” scripts, you have to change that to
“sdk-deploy-rpm”. If you are using the SDK (Qt Creator), it will
continue working as before (the SDK has been updated to make
use of the new command).

3. Third party apps should just open the RPM file with
xdg-open/QDesktopServices::openUrl()/Qt.openUrlExternally(), which will
give the RPM to store-client and it shows a nice GUI for installing the
RPM (only when sideloading is enabled; this also works without developer
mode being enabled, therefore can be used by apps submitted to Harbour too)

4. If for some reason your app really requires access to the full
PackageKit API, you can use the normal polkit
(http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/polkit/) mechanisms to allow
your app to access PackageKit (this might require installing additional
polkit config files alongside your application - this doesn't work for
Harbour apps, but will work for apps distributed through other means)
So if you had e.g. “pkcon install-local -y” kind of commands in your
“deploy from sdk to device” scripts, you have to change that to
“sdk-deploy-rpm”. If you are using the SDK (Qt Creator), it will
continue working as before (the SDK has been updated to make use of the
new command).

Disclaimer:  This is an intent of the release content  and not a
promise. We will do  our best to keep you informed on the  changes since 
the planning.

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Jolla Phone gets a €50 price drop, now available for €349


After teasing on their social media accounts, Jolla finally announced the new price of the Jolla Phone which is now available for only €349 (from €399)

If the €50 price drop is still not enough, you can get another €10 discount by using the following codes

2. JR10-0Q4HV
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