Jolla Partners with Rovio To Provide Exclusive Angry Birds User Experience

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Jolla and Rovio partners to provide exclusive Angry Birds themed Other Half, including e.g. visually stunning physical covers, tailor made ambiences, sounds, images, videos, and more

Read the full press release below!

HELSINKI, Finland, February 21, 2014 – Jolla, the Finnish smartphone and Sailfish OS developer, today announced the world’s first brand partners for its unique The Other Half concept. Rovio’s Angry Birds and Makia’s clothing can soon be experienced in an unseen way through Jolla smartphones

Angry Birds lands on Jolla

Rovio’s globally successful Angry Birds™ characters will be soon made available with The Other Half smart cover for the Jolla smartphone. Jolla and Rovio have agreed to start the co-branding of an Angry Birds themed The Other Half, including e.g. visually stunning physical covers, tailor made ambiences, sounds, images, videos, and more, which are expected to become soon available for Jolla users. The final content is currently under development, and is targeted to be announced in detail during Q2/2014. “This co-branding concept gives Rovio a new fun way to delight the fans, and to expand the Angry Birds experience in an innovative way,” says Peter Vesterbacka, CMO of Rovio Ltd

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My Dream Other Half: Ambient Light Other Half

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There’s a little contest running at Jolla Together Forums, where Jolla Fans can submit their dream Other Halves. Marc Dillon Jolla’s Co-founder and Head of Software is going to choose his favorite Other Half Concept. There are over 100 ideas submitted but only 8 made its way to the finals. Lets take a look!

#1 OLED Other Half
#2 Solar Charging Other Half
#3 Metal Other Half
#4 Keyboard Other half
#5 Other Half with Different Color (Its not a dream anymore, Keira Black and Aloe)
#6 Other Half with extra battery
#7 Wireless Charging Other Half

The Winner: The Ambience Light Other Half

Integrated fiberglass combined with LED so that the whole TOH or parts of it glow in adjustable colors. Could also be used as WakeUp Light

The one I would order (other than the keyboard, many of us want that), based on the TOH spirit and the “why didn’t I think of that” would be the Ambience Light TOH/WakeUp Light – Marc Dillon

Do you want an Ambience Light Other Half? Let us know in the comments!

Image Credit: Review Jolla

Re-create your Jolla over-and-again with The Other Half, Now Available!

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Sailors! If you are itching to replace or change your Other Half, then this is the perfect time as Jolla officially announced the availability of New Other Halves.

Patented Jolla technology

The Other Half is an original Jolla innovation. With more than a fresh coat of paint, each colour option packs a unique ambience with custom tones, wallpapers and more. Your Jolla detects The Other Half and instantly adapts the look and feel of your phone with the wireless NFC technology

Discover New Ambience

Keira Black

The Other Half Keira Jolla
The Other Half Keira Black smart cover is electric, urban and industrial. Attach The Other Half when you want to tune into the beat of the city.

Aloe

The Other Half Aloe Joll
The Other Half Aloe smart cover is calm and relaxing. Attach The Other Half when you want to unwind

Both Keira Black and Aloe offers new Ambience, Wallpaper, Ringtones and sounds. Keira and Aloe are priced at €29.00, If you will buy a Jolla Phone you can get the Jolla and The Other Half in Keira Black or Aloe for only €419

The Other Half Developer Kit

You can now download The Other Half Developer Kit and start making your own Other Half!

The Other Half Developer kit includes

•official 3D print file
•ambience template files
•instructions for building ambience rpm packets
•instructions for using NFC UID and getting desired content downloadable for customers
•full technical specifications of TOH (i2c, bluetooth, power, NFC etc.) in a pdf file.
•community licence

Download The Other Half Developer Kit here

Source: Jolla

Tips And Tricks #10 Creating A Wireless Charging Other Half

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Here are the steps on how to create a Wireless Charging Other Half.

What you need:
– Double sided glue tape or superglue
– QI receiver pad. I used following in this 1st
experiement: http://www.ebay.ie/
itm/290994467448 (But any 5V flat QI receiver
will do).
– QI transmitter pad. In demo I used that Nokia one, but it really sucks as it is quite picky about thee orientation. Most
likely any generic QI charger would work.
– Some conductive wire, I just cutted legs off
from generic resistors like this http://goo.gl/
wvYRI3
– Soldering iron to connect 5V pins to right
places. (receiver above has 5V and GND in
different order that the pins on device I’ll try to find receiver which
orientation is better in the future.
– Small dremel & sharp knife (optional, if you
want to shave half millimeter plastic off from back
cover. Makes receiver fit better under the cover.
Although it does with even without shaving).

Howto:
– Shave off some plastics, and put receiver about
over the place where battery is. Test that back cover closes and it looks ok.
– Either use double sided tape (I used that) or glue, and put receiver module in place.
– Put some double sided tape over the small hole where charger pins would connect.
– Solder wires to 5V and GND, and bend them in shape and press them down so they connect to double sided tape, you can also use glue to secure them in place. But good double sided glue tape is enough.

Source: Jonni (talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?p=1397595#post1397595)

First Customized Other Half Enables Wireless Charging On Your Jolla

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We first seen Wireless Charging Phone with the Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820. After that several companies followed Nokia like LG with the Nexus 4 and LG G2, Samsung with the Galaxy S4 and HTC, Apple is also going to add wireless charging for its next flagship.

What about Jolla?

Yesterday Vesa-Matti  tweeted a Jolla Phone on top of the Fatboy Wireless Charging Pillow and guess what  its Charging!!!. It was created by Jonni Rainisto one of Jolla’s engineers. This is also the same how wireless charging works on the Lumia 820, Lumia 925, S4 where you need to attach a wireless charging shell.

Lumia 820 Wireless Charging Shell

Jonni also posted a photo showing the side view of the phone. Here we can confirm that Wireless Charging  works since the Wireless Charging Pillow display a light.

Vessa also promised that Jonni will post the details on Talk Maemo

4G LTE on Jolla Phone

You can also see from the image above that the Jolla Phone supports 4G. Jolla promised that it will be available to all Jolla Phones next year.

Thanks for the tip Ru!

My Dream Other Half #1 Jolla Box Inspired Other Half

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Sailors, This is My Dream Other Half. This section will feature your dream other half, want to have an other half that is a keyboard, e-ink screen or anything that you could think of. You can email us if you have something to share with our readers > thejollablog(at)outloook(dot)com

If you have a concept of a Jolla Phone we will feature it on My Dream Jolla. You will be the one to decide on the phone specs, design etc.

To inspire you here’s a work from Yves

Its was inspired by the box of the Jolla Phone, where you can find the source code of Sailfish OS.