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> In reply to Alan E @ 2013-07-26 20:37 from Y1nF - click to readJolla has not said clearly if FM transmitter will be on the motherboard, I hope so. If NOVAThor platform has it, then it more probable it will has it.

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  • 2013-08-03 19:45
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-06-30 20:46 from t1$A - click to readOne thing must be clear: Jolla's Sailfish OS is the MeeGo Linux more developed version. After N9 and MeeGo with Harmattan UI has been butchered by All-We-Know-Who the MER project thanks to Carsten Munk has been turned into MEego Reconstructed project. Sailfish is built on the MER CORE distribution (everything below UI and above kernel soft adaptations to a particular CPU). On it has been put Jolla UI, but if the Harmattan UI would be used it would look exactly N9. This construction of Sailfish OS: Jolla UI + MER core + MER compatible kernel adapted for a particular CPU makes endless possibilities like N9 has. Also that mean that ANY platform with CPU which has kernel adopted to working with MER core (now: ARM, x86, TI) can be booted and used with Sailfish OS, in reality that means most of existing. That is why Linux MeeGo Sailfish OS and Jolla are continuation of Linux MeeGo Harmattan and Nokia N9, also because the same people has built them both. And if something was possible for Harmattan + N9 then this is more then possible for Sailfish + Jolla. And Jolla's hardware is better, but Sailfish requirements are still minimal requirements of Linux MeeGo. So this all allow to expect better performance then N9. Also note: Android software used on Sailfish means that like Android have dalvik then Jolla have Myriard's AlienDalvik - so they run on Jolla like native, with the same speed like at Android. Only trouble can happen if software has UI coded not according to Android standard, so buttons can be out of screen or something like this.

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  • 2013-08-03 19:42
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-07-23 15:02 from t1$A - click to readYou are right Jolla can run together as many unique single soft as RAM allow (can hold + sys requirements also). In fact Saifish is MeeGo, of course more developed with MER project (MER = MEego Reconstructed, see about merproject.org), but still it is. Different is UI as Harmattan was intelectual property of Nokia then Jolla developed own and better UI - Sailfish UI. So similarities are visible immidiately.

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  • 2013-08-03 18:47
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-07-23 21:03 from t1$B - click to readMultitasking is the strongest advantage of both Sailfish OS and MeeGo, as bot are FULL and PURE Linuxes what means hard rock solid stability, more then any other OS on the market. In Android a soft is "frozen" but in Sailfish/MeeGo it is RUNNING in the background. This allows to use many soft together, note: native Sailfish soft and Andrriod soft launched with Myriard's Aliendalvik (builtin the OS permanently) can be switched and used in the same time without any lags etc. just because of Linux multitasking abilities. It is more precisely described in wikipedia and Sailfish OS wiki, you will easly find links. Sailfish continues legacy of MeeGo (hence Nokia's Maemo & Intel's MObilin) and also good practicies of Symbian. You will try it and you will love it - 99% people do so. And 1% are payied haters and black PR in duty to propagate lies about.

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  • 2013-08-03 18:37
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If anyone have doubts then there is a reference: Jolla will be better incarnation of Nokia N9, what in general mean that it will be not worse then the legendary N9. Linux Sailfish is FULL linux and also more and significantly developed Linux MeeGo, so there is no limitations in numbers of apps (N9 without lags can run 20), a limitation can be amount fo RAM and how big is a single soft. Also there is "second half" which can add additional RAM or hardware or software, not only colours. Those who were at Jolla's presentations were able to see and evaluate OS abilities and hardware. As presented were preproduction prototypes so not all details were shown, but only those already fixed. For me most wanted is, not shown, dual sim or tri sim options. As it is for asian market it is obvious that at last dual sim is the must. And so on so on. Jolla was presented many times and there are several reviews, be serious guys.

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  • 2013-08-03 16:43
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Dont waste money dont waste energy
Buy something else
Nokia Maemo powered N900 was my beast for 2 yrs but i should tell u it did give me a hard time
I've shifted to galaxy note 2 and my life is so charmed nw, cuz of android power and support
The world breathes android and iOS, dont be cornered by getting such device trust me
If u cobsider buying this
First see whats happening with the N9 Swipe Meego monster
It looks cool it is cool its v new and v clean
But believe me its not for the ones who want a stable fone for their lives
Yeah its android app compatible but thats all crap, theres no comparison to android supported phone and android phone
Get a launcher in ur android and thats it
Im sure android monsters will develop this in chreaper snd cleaner versiin with more support
So why waste on this?
Get htc samsung sony if u think im right
Oh and PS : N900 runs 32 apps at a time and is PURE multitasking
But it still couldnt do any better
Apps like whatsapp facebook viber what we breathe in and out are not available so whats the use?

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  • 2013-08-02 23:35
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> In reply to jaymzz @ 2013-07-24 19:10 from HA2Q - click to readno ,its not limited to 9 apps ,check this out :
https://twitter.com/JollaPakistan/status/3586732­­31227535361

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  • 2013-08-02 10:01
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-07-30 22:46 from t1$E - click to readThe device isn't released and most of the hardware is unknown! How do you want anyone to review it yet?

Anyway - what we do know of what you asked. It theoretically can run more than 9 apps, we're talking Linux here. Whether the number of graphical apps is restricted due to the active covers is another thing entirely, but it would seem strange if Jolla took this approach. They might alternatively use more than one screen of covers, or only show covers for 9 apps while running more in the background.

The OS is indeed pretty resource efficient. Jolla's first demos showed Sailfish running well on the Nokia N950, using a single-core Cortex-A8.

It's likely to support media formats which gstreamer can (i.e. loads!), as with the N9. However, due to the improved chipset, it shouldn't have the N9's problem with HD content.

Info Jolla have teased so far on the Other Half suggests there are direct data and power connections, though what standards these follow (if any) are unknown. If this is correct, both a hardware keyboard or external flash are possible. However, this is entirely reliant on halves being produced for these purposes.

Not sure quite what you mean by a 'lock key', but the power button does lock the device as in many phones.

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  • 2013-07-31 01:31
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Wondering if this phone can run more than 9 apps, picture quality of the device, how powerful will be the flash, if there will be some recovery option in case if you do something wrong that'd corrupt the OS, support for different keyboards, if apps can be installed from third party sites, the other half will be a qwerty keyboard or a powerful flash, how powerful the battery would be, if the OS is resource efficient, if native video call would be possible, if there will be Nokia Maps or not, how many features it will have, if it will be a 720p or 1080p screen, if the device can play all major media formats, if there will be a lock key. Give it an in depth review come on.

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  • 2013-07-30 22:46
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Hope that it will have FM transmiter... It's very cool to have my music with me everywhere where is radio :)

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  • 2013-07-29 16:13
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I want one!

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  • 2013-07-28 21:36
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"Can it run more then X apps?"
It's full multitasking Linux, unless any application decides to somehow 'eat' all the memory you can run however many you want/need.

There is no reason to believe the limit on multitaksing in jolla is not memory bound just like any other OS, the interface on the homescreen may or may not support only showing 9 applications simultaniously but if that is the case there will surely be a way of handling more applications, you can probably even try out how that is handled in the SailfishOS SDK.

Even the n900 (this devices' grandfather) can run quite a few applications simultaniously, this is a video of the n900 being pushed pretty far:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7emvUBpEkbU

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  • 2013-07-28 00:22
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The OPEN phone! Please hurry Jolla, need my phone asap!

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  • 2013-07-27 10:12
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The OPEN phone! Please hurry Jolla, need my phone asap!

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  • 2013-07-27 10:03
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For the "radio", will it have an FM transmitter? That's really missing from most new phones but it is why I keep my N8 in my pocket!

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  • 2013-07-26 20:37
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> In reply to Sausage @ 2013-07-26 19:21 from pd6g - click to readCan you post the link to the preview video in which its shown Sailfish OS can run more than 9 apps? Thanks.

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  • 2013-07-26 20:22
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For all of you who wonder if it can run more than 9 apps, it can. In some preview video it is quickly shown that if you do long press on any active app, you get a vertically scrollable list of all the open apps. Here you can also close those apps.

BTW, got my Jolla t-shirt today, says "I AM THE FIRST ONE" with red/white Jolla-style letters. Eagerly waiting for the launch of the device.

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  • 2013-07-26 19:21
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Thanks dude for answering how multitasking is done on MeeGo OS. I am waiting for this phone and i won't buy any high end Android phones ever because Android has many malwares, it's not resource efficient like Symbian is, since there are NSA codes written in Android OS it spy on user, Google does the same thing. What i really hope is, something like NSA stays away from this OS and Sailfish OS provide the best multitasking out of them all like MeeGo OS can. Over 100 apps at time! That'd be great.

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  • 2013-07-25 19:45
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This gona be great, a true N9 succesor i cant wait.

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  • 2013-07-25 17:41
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> In reply to jjaone @ 2013-07-24 14:37 from p7Yj - click to readyeah right :)

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  • 2013-07-25 17:28
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