Jolla Announces Sailfish OS 2.0

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Jolla announces Sailfish OS 2.0 today at MWC. The next version of Sailfish OS 2.0 will run on Smartphones and Tablets. With the announcement of Sailfish OS 2.0, Jolla said that Sailfish OS is now ready for licensing to OEM’s and other partners. Sailfish OS 2.0 will introduce new enhanced user interface, support for Intel architecture, and previously unseen software integration capabilities for partners

The main elements for the next generation Sailfish OS will include:
• Even stronger technical OS core and improved Android application compatibility
• Support for Intel architecture, including the Intel Atom x3 processor
•Best multitasking on the market for both smartphones and tablets
• Improved user experience with an enhanced, even richer user interface
• Strong privacy and personalization features
•Many new UI/UX features, like enhanced notifications and events views, and even simpler swipe access to main functions
‘Sailfish 2.0’ is designed to provide premium visibility in the UI for leading digital content providers and to enable OS level integration for mobile commerce.

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Jolla Announces Sailfish OS Update 8 To Come in July

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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

https://together.jolla.com/question/662/enable-setting-of-account-specific-synchronization-schedule/

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

https://together.jolla.com/question/11853/email-signature-per-email-account/

•Ability to define sender name per account

https://together.jolla.com/question/565/a-way-to-specify-senders-name-and-e-mail-in-google-and-imap-account/

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

https://together.jolla.com/question/1224/bug-message-draft-is-deleted-when-moving-between-conversations/

•Add shortcuts to webpages in the launcher area

https://together.jolla.com/question/21678/bookmark-as-launcher/

•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

https://together.jolla.com/question/322/android-applications-should-not-be-grouped-in-the-same-window/

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

Changes to resource policy implementation in QtMultimedia
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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
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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).

Regards,
Soumya
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

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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

1. JR10-KBKWK
2. JR10-0Q4HV
3. JR10-QS7KA
4. JR10-OYQJ8

What are you waiting for buy now!!

Get Jolla and The Other Half in Keira Black, Aloe or Poppy Red for just 369 €
Simply add the two items to your shopping cart to see the updated price. EU only

Living in U.K?

You can also buy the Jolla Phone on Amazon Store for only £318.16.

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Customize Your Boot Screen With Shutdown Graphic Changer

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Today for the first time, I actually really felt that Jolla lives in the same community where MeeGo once lived!
All those who would have used MeeGo MUST remember the good old N9 Quick Tweak App that was developed by Schturman Yesterday, Nokius  released a very playful and very familiar script.

Shutdown Graphic Changer provides a shell script that allows you to add a personal shutdown graphic on the shutdown/boot screen.  The app is straightforward, once you open it will open the shell script. After opening it will present you with a list of options

1. Load Shutdown Graphic to personalize
2. Set personal shutdown graphic
3. Backup shutdown graphic
4. Restore shutdown graphic backup
5. Restore original shutdown graphic
6. About
7. Quit

Please remember that you need to activate Developer Mode before using this application.
For editing copy the Shutdown Graphic with help of scp to and from your Jolla to your PC and the other way

scp nemo@IP:home/nemo/shutdowngraphic/graphic-shutdown-480x854.png ~/path/you/wanted
from PC to Jolla
scp ~/path/to/graphic-shutdown-480x854.png nemo@IP:/home/nemo/shutdowngraphic/graphic-shutdown-480x854.png

Download Shutdown Graphic Changer at OpenRepos  or simply search it via Warehouse!

Cheers!

Source:  TalkMaemo

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Jolla Is Now Ready To Conquer The World With The Release of Sailfish OS 1.0

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Jolla is now ready for global distribution with the announcement of Sailfish OS 1.0 The fourth software update released in the beginning of March, raising the software to commercial readiness, will again include many important improvements and new features. These will include further improved performance, extended landscape support, lots of visual improvements, lots of new camera functionalities, enhancements to the Jolla store, new general settings, and many more.

Jolla expands into new markets

Jolla will start selling devices to users in Hong Kong, India and Russia. In Finland Jolla smartphones can be purchased also through local operator DNA’s shops, and sales is now expanding to all common retail channels.Negotiations in several European countries are well on the way for Jolla to soon open new channels in main European markets.

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Jolla Announces Sailfish OS for Android Phones

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With the announcement of Sailfish OS 1.0, Jolla also announced that you can download and install Sailfish Os to existing Android devices. We’ve already seen the Sailfish OS running on the Nexus 4 and Nexus 7

Sailfish Os Launcher for Android Phones

In addition, Jolla is releasing its own Sailfish user interface launcher as an Android application, which can be used to simulate the Sailfish OS experience on Android devices. The app will be available for download in the near future from Jolla.com and from common Android market places.

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