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
Fully featured mobile phone with unique resp. unlike OS. One of the most promising new developments and my respect to the Jolla and Sailfish teams who took the challenge.
I'm in stand-by to get one :-)
Jolla is well aware of the fact.. And dont worry.. They understand what privacy means. Unlike other OSes out there..
And the most important thing which i forgot to mention, hope Jolla would review every app for Sailfish manually and keep NSA or something like that away from the OS. We don't want our personal information to be tracked or given to the goverment. I hope Jolla wouldn't be like Google which doesn't review Android apps manually and developers get their apps live within an hour of submission and processing. I hope someone from Jolla is listening me... ): This OS is the only hope for me as i am tired of every other OS out there which tracks an user's data and sends it to NSA or the goverment. Better don't do business in the US or else NSA will catch this OS too. ): =( )= :(
Here are the things that i want to see in Sailfish OS:
More polished and modern icons(previously the icons were simple and modern but Jolla did a huge mistake by creating those different shapes icons. I want to see all the icons in same square shaped like in iOS or just give us the options to have three icons sets by defualt in the OS itself. Please don't forget to give the icons which were previously designed), ability to have 7 or more homescreens out of which on 5 homescreens, mulitasking would be possible, a notifications toggles bar which will be revealed by swiping from bottom and then swiping from bottom again(notifications toggles must have a brightness slider, wifi, gps, some general profiles such as general, silent, outdoor, meeting, data connection etc.), the option to select other keyboards, a strong video and music player like in MeeGo, no vulnerability in the OS, no apps can be modified by anyone, option to install apps from third party sites, option to add icons on the lock screen, a well desinged transparent analog clock in square shaped, a transparent dual clock with many countries and for easy to select, like in Touchwiz UI with written state name, capital name and then country name, like this: Helsinki/Finland, London/UK, Austin/USA etc., hope Sailfish OS would be resource efficient like Symbian and MeeGo, a wide range of media support, a good camera interface with pro-like settings, more games, no adwares, no games which have the option to spend money for in game powerup stuffs, hope Jolla won't distrubute the OS to every manufacturers which will let them modify it, thus avioding OS fragmentation; and managing both the hardware and software by Jolla itself, more updates to the software, always have SD card and removable battery in Jolla's next phones, a good camera tech, and a blacklist. Hope Jolla phones would sell like hotcakes worldwide.
Jolla is really something new from long long time, and FULL Linux what makes possibilities endless by all means.
There were in the air pure empty discussion about software for Sailfish and hence Jolla smartphone, so here is the true:
"Software available for Sailfish OS devices
IF, upon Jolla's declarations that Sailfish OS is be able to use software from following platforms
- Sailfish (natively created + ported like from Qt, Symbian, MeeGo - developers have reported that porting a Qt written software with Sailfish SDK takes a few hours only)
- MeeGo (because of backward compatibility thanks to MeeGo code legacy included in the Mer core)
- Android (using built-in Alien Dalvik by Myriad Group, which will allow to use it like a native, but with limitations which can happen about UI, if not ported and adjusted)
- Unix and Linux (as Sailfish is Linux then using such a software is possible, especially RPM packages, either in terminal/console mode or with limitations implying from using Sailfish UI, if not ported and adjusted)
- HTML5 (because it is ready for this kind of software then use oncoming FireFox OS software can also be possible probably)
THEN a number of unique software possible to use can be estimated by adding number of software from the list above. In general it can be expected to be not less than 500K unique software pieces at the beginning.
above: from source of Wikipedia at "Jolla" article
here http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=90245 is the list of most wanted software (based on requests from users) with mentioned status which are already ported to Sailfish and which are "dev contacted" and which denied - note there is only 1 (one) denied to be ported.
In a few words: Sailfish one of better supported with software platform. And so is Jolla smartphon. There is no problem with software for Jolla. Sailfish SDK and Qt makes it one of better and easier platform for developers - they say so.
There is one important news you should notice as fan: The prebook campaign is gooing to be ended "in nearest days", you can prebook and have fixed price or you can prebook by free with only reeservation.
What is still unclear is at what markets will be dualsim device, I think certainly on Chinese but got no idea how with the others.
AnonD-125413, 20 May 2013The design looks good but I will promise you that It won't feel good in your hand because the ... moreWhy you need 8 cores when you can do all the work with just 2??? have you ever used a N9?? just singlecore and 50 apps running in multitask, no freeze task like android or even iOS??? it's not about the cores, it's about the OS...
Black Xero, 21 May 2013Have you used all those 4 phones you are comparing. In terms of smoothness, the most fluent an... moreSmooth may be, efficent?? hell no... N9 it's the king of efficientness, have you tried to write a note on your planner, while you are reading something on internet?
AnonD-162767, 07 Jul 2013Bluetooth 3. Why not Bluetooth 4?Bluetooth version, like most of the specs, hasn't been confirmed yet - it's likely just guesswork on GSMArena's part.
AnonD-86273, 01 Jul 2013This is being developed by the old staff at Nokia (when Microsoft bought Nokia, the staff left... moreIt's not the people who worked on Symbian, but Jolla team are the people who worked on Maemo / Meego at Nokia. When the meego was discontinued by Nokia, the team came out and started the Jolla. Sailfish OS is the reincarnation of the meego as we can call it, though its actually based on the Mer core. Jolla device is for those who want to upgrade from their N900, N9 and also other android/apple iphone people who got bored of their OS.
AnonD-162767, 07 Jul 2013Bluetooth 3. Why not Bluetooth 4?maybe to keep the price low
On a side note, I couldn’t help but notice that Apples new Iphone iteration due for an Autumn release features something very similar to Jolla’s ‘ambience’ function – coincidence, I think not. In IOS7, it appears that by changing the wallpaper on the homescreen, you also change the look and feel of the phone which seems (like the ambience feature in Sailfish) to reflect the colours in your wallpaper image.
A lot of the other features in IOS7 seem to have been heavily influenced by MeeGO, Web OS and many other operating systems. There go Apple again taking from others and calling it their own!
So let’s support the real innovators and help get Jolla up there with the big boys!
AnonD-86273, 01 Jul 2013This is being developed by the old staff at Nokia (when Microsoft bought Nokia, the staff left... moreActually the developers of Jolla didn't choose to leave but were in fact down sized, due Anything non-Microsoft became expendable ;)
There is absolutely no technical reason why 50 concurrent apps should not be possible under sailfish, after all it's the same base that allowed that type of multitasking on the n9(00).
The only limiting factor here is how they implement the switcher and how it scales with more running apps, if it just makes every preview smaller and smaller then at some point it will just not be practical anymore...
This is being developed by the old staff at Nokia (when Microsoft bought Nokia, the staff left and joined Jolla, which had the old management from Nokia) the same people that used to work on Symbian, which we know runs a very small footprint with equally small apps (of course sans multitasking) based on the above and that we know that a core team of streamlined experienced people with one of the best track records in the industry who had the unique opportunity to reinvent themselves are about to come out with a new product I simply can't wait to get my hands on one.
AnonD-35586, 29 Jun 2013cpu cores dont help for multitasking ,more ram = better multitasking ,as u can see nokia n9 wi... moreI've seen the Sailfish OS in action, it's really nice but the icons needs to be polished a little bit more. I don't think Sailfish OS can run 50 apps in real time like that of Nokia N9, i could be wrong about it. So far, i have seen only 9 apps run at the same time on the home screen, though it's enough but i like to have more. Hope Jolla would at least let 20 apps run at a time.