For those who have been eager to get their hands on the Sailfish OS Hardware Adaptation Development Kit (HADK), the wait is over! Jolla today pushed out details about how you can build Sailfish for your Android device. Currently, devices supported by CyanogenMod (CM) 10.1 are supported in the HADK, and there are plans to […]
Earlier, we got news of a dramatic shift at Microsoft that potentially will see 18,000 employees displaced and forced to find other opportunities. Most of these will be related to the acquisition of Nokia’s Devices and Services business. We’ve also gotten word of Nokia’s Asha and X devices being ceased, as well as MixRadio now […]
Jolla has released an Alpha build of their Jolla Launcher to a limited number of testers in a closed trial. We’ve been lucky enough to get our hands on it, and have filmed a little video of it running on the Nexus 5. http://youtu.be/wXjhC6LXefk The Jolla Launcher, for those who don’t know, allows Android users to […]
Jolla has just pushed out the Sailfish OS 188.8.131.52 update for Nexus 4. Remember, this is still an “under- development” and is not the final release at all, so there will be bugs. Few useful things to note in this release are the mention of HADK coming “very soon”and that there is now a “demo image” […]
Jolla gets some more improvements with the latest update, v184.108.40.206. There’s 4G, folder support, fullscreen HTML5 browser support and more. Interestingly the update was available to users who had the ‘First One’ covers. Those who didn’t received it on the same day just a few hours later. Changelog: 4G support for all users (requires 4G […]
Another new launch country for Jolla; Hellow Estonia! Elisa will be bringing the Jolla phone to Estonia. Marc Dillion was proud to say “First international operator launch of Finland’s only mobile manufacturer today” Source: Via: TheJollaBlog Cheers Has Been Slayer for the tip!
Jolla Hacks is a new category I’m going to start covering, much like I did with N9Hacks in the past. Despite Sailfish OS only just growing out of it’s Beta title, the community has been very active. Between developing native clients for apps like Whatsapp, to creating WiFi Hotspot apps that have been integrated into […]
Earlier this weekend, I got an email that was sent to “early adopters” of Sailfish for Android. Currently, this in-development build is only for the Nexus 4, but a release will be coming soon for the Samsung Galaxy S3 4G. Jolla will also publish a Hardware Adaptation Development Kit (HADK) in the next few weeks, […]
Lots of news regarding Jolla today so I’ll summarise it as best as I can. The press release is included below and its rather long and detailed if you’re interested. Sailfish OS has hit 1.0 – Previously the Sailfish OS that was running on Jolla devices was said to be “Sailfish OS Beta” so its […]
At the 16:40 mark, Marc Dillon is interviewed by YLE. The show is in Finnish but he’s interviewed in English. The topic is living in Finland, Jolla Phone and the challenge of starting something new. http://areena.yle.fi/tv/2103141 Sailfish SDK also gets an update: https://lists.sailfishos.org/pipermail/devel/2014-January/002924.html https://sailfishos.org/ Thanks Janne for the tips!
Towards the end of February, everyone will be looking forward to some big mobile news. From February 24-27th, watch out for what Nokia, NSN and Jolla have in store. WP8.1 and the new Nokia Lumia WP8.1 handset announcements? Something new from Jolla too? http://www.mobileworldcongress.com/2014-exhibitors/ Also, Chief Technology Officer at Jolla, Stefano Mosconi writes up some thoughts on Jolla’s […]
What we’re looking at is one of the first interesting ‘other half’ mods for Jolla Phone. This is a small project that ended up with a solar panel bit on the back of Jolla phone. http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=92317 More pics: http://relativity.fi/jolla_solar_toh/ I remembered last night that I had solar panel in my scrap box. The size was […]
I’ve been extremely privileged to test drive Jolla’s first device, and the first device to ship with Sailfish OS. As a strong advocate for the Nokia N9 and MeeGo Harmattan, I was excited to try the phone out, even if it was only for three days. Jolla, the Finnish start-up consisting of mainly ex-Nokia employees, […]
The Jolla phone is now on general sale for anyone living in Europe on the jolla.com website. The phone is €399 plus shipping (the same price it has been for people who have pre-ordered up to now) . I can’t quite seem to find out when they will ship though, on twitter they’re saying […]
Jonni has managed to hack his Jolla’s Other Half, in a way that adds wireless charging. In the picture above, you can see it featured with the Nokia Fatboy Charging Pillow, with the UI showing that charging is taking place. He has posted to TMO about how he has acheived this, so if you’re feeling […]