"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:
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!
Sausage, 26 Jul 2013For all of you who wonder if it can run more than 9 apps, it can. In some preview video it is ... moreCan you post the link to the preview video in which its shown Sailfish OS can run more than 9 apps? Thanks.
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.
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.
AnonD-26593, 23 Jul 2013who will buy this?? Come on man do u know that preorder options are already closed now. They ... moreMany will buy this.. don't you worry. The pre-order campaign was already solt out! Most importantly it's for all of us, who don't like vendor locked in platforms and ecosystems, but want to live in the open wild ;)
Anonymous, 23 Jul 2013But swiping vertical on the home screen reveals all the apps that's in the phone? How multita... moreit something like this, when all the 9 open apps (cards) are filled and a 10th app is opened, a new page of open card generates below the previous 9 cards page till it completes 18 cards and so on.
AnonD-26593, 23 Jul 2013hi, the homescreen is not restricted to 9 apps but more just like n9. It has only vertical swi... moreBut swiping vertical on the home screen reveals all the apps that's in the phone? How multitasking is done on MeeGo OS? Anyone tell me in details.
Kaacz, 23 Jul 2013Why is still this wrong info about Java?! MIDP is java platform for dumbphones eg. Nokia S40. ... moreI suppose this might get a PhoneME port (JavaME for N9). GSMArena just put that info on almost every phone though, by the looks of it, and it's usually wrong.
AnonD-148217, 22 May 2013so who will buy this?who will buy this?? Come on man do u know that preorder options are already closed now. They are already sold out even before release :)
Anonymous, 23 Jul 2013You didn't understand what i said i think. So far, there's one homescreen in Sailfish OS on wh... morehi, the homescreen is not restricted to 9 apps but more just like n9. It has only vertical swipe to swich between lockscreen to menu launcher to open apps. Pls correct me if i am wrong
Kaacz, 23 Jul 2013You not understand swipe UI. This philosophy no need more homescreens. I was use N9 with first... moreYou didn't understand what i said i think. So far, there's one homescreen in Sailfish OS on which only 9 applications can run(not sure about it but i have seen in a video). So, multitasking would be limited to 9 apps, correct? But if we have several homescreen which can be accessed by swiping from left to right or vice versa, then we can run 9 more apps on the homescreen. I have never used MeeGo but i have seen it in action. MeeGo can run 50 or more apps. It was the king of multitasking. What i really hope is that we can run as many apps as possible in Sailfish OS just like in MeeGo. I already have two Android phones and i am bored of them. I want a new phone with a new OS which will never ever have NSA codes and Sailfish OS is my choice.
Anonymous, 21 Jul 2013Here are the things that i want to see in Sailfish OS:
More polished and modern icons(previou... moreYou not understand swipe UI. This philosophy no need more homescreens. I was use N9 with first swipe UI .. With only one homescreen with icons(groups), one with multitask and one with PIM. Simply, quick, elegant.
More screens with icons are not more ergonomic.
Please do not force Android/iPhone philosophy to SailfishOS. Is Unlike. Go and buy Android/iPhone and don't destroy this awesone UX.
Why is still this wrong info about Java?! MIDP is java platform for dumbphones eg. Nokia S40. I dont know smartphone with MIDP emulator. :p