I am still thinking of buying this phone and try out Sailfish and Jolla. But is is worth it? What about MWC 2015, will there be a new Jolla phone again?
Anonymous, 14 Sep 2014Good phone, but very expensive and still does not support American 3G/4G bands. The BlackBerry... moreI think Blackberry Z3 is lacking gorilla glass,8MP Camera,2MP front Camera,Removable Battery,16GB internal storage which are all found in Jolla. But Hardware is not a big issue here on my side Software is,is Saifish OS that makes this phone a little bit expensive,and Saifish OS is completely different from Blackberry Z3 OS although the experience is close in some ways. Saifish OS is more dynamic(its possible get several different experiences from the same OS). About 3G&4G in America i dont know why,but am sure its possible to enable it,and according to Marc Dillon many things are possible to be added to the phone through "the Other Half" ecosystem.
Good phone, but very expensive and still does not support American 3G/4G bands. The BlackBerry Z3 has a similar operating system, style, size, and specs for about a third of the cost.
many good opinion 4 this phone... im looking forward to buy one of this unique smartphone
hi. is the speaker good quality and loud. does it compare to lumia 1020 and htc one
Omary, 09 Sep 2014Thanks A Lot for the article, i really appreciate it. Thanks again.you are welcome!
hi. is the speaker good quality and loud. does it compare to lumia 1020 and htc one
Ganpat, 27 Aug 2014http://www.jollatides.com/2014/04/03/updated-installing-google-play-on-jolla/Thanks A Lot for the article, i really appreciate it. Thanks again.
The loudspeaker is actually monaural (left opening). The right opening contains a microphone.
Omary, 27 Aug 2014Thanks for the reply,if it supports 4G that is good then.would you mind help me know in advanc... morecheck the article on jollatides.com.... it has detailed steps on how to install playstore in jolla... you need to enable developer mode to do that though. its fun!
Omary, 27 Aug 2014Thanks for the reply,if it supports 4G that is good then.would you mind help me know in advanc... morehttp://www.jollatides.com/2014/04/03/updated-installing-google-play-on-jolla/
Omary, 27 Aug 2014Thanks for the reply,if it supports 4G that is good then.would you mind help me know in advanc... moreSource: http://www.jollatides.com/2014/04/03/updated-installing-google-play-on-jolla/
Make sure you have a Jolla account and the Jolla device can access the Jolla Store.
Go to |- Settings | System Settings | Developer Mode -|.
Because your Jolla device can access the Jolla Store, a Terminal app is installed now.
Activate „Developer mode“.
Activate „Remote connection” (either enter and [Save] a password or [Generate] it; if you generate it, you have to edit it slightly before the [Save] button becomes available).
Using the Jolla device, open the browser and download http://goo.im/gapps/gapps-jb-20121011-signed.zip.
The file is downloaded to directory /home/nemo/Downloads.
Open the Terminal app installed during step 2.
The SailfishOS command prompt will appear. You are logged in as user, the prompt is a “$”.
Go to the download directory: Enter cd ~/Downloads [Enter]
In case of an English Terminal keyboard layout, the “~” key is the shifted “=” key.
Unzip the file: Enter unzip gapps-jb-20121011-signed.zip [Return].
Get root access: Enter devel-su [Enter].
When requested: Enter your password (as specified during step 4) and [Enter].
The prompt changes from “$” to “#”. Now, you have root access to the Jolla device! Be careful!
Go to the destination directory: Enter cd /opt/alien/system/app [Enter].
Copy the following files one by one (you do not need all the other ones unzipped before):
cp /home/nemo/Downloads/system/app/Phonesky.apk .
(Do not forget the dot at the end of the line.)
cp /home/nemo/Downloads/system/app/GoogleLoginService.apk .
cp /home/nemo/Downloads/system/app/GoogleServicesFramework.apk .
By now, your Terminal window will look like:
bash-3.2$ cd ~/Downloads
bash-3.2$ unzip gapps-jb-20121011-signed.zip
inflating: (… many, many lines …)
bash-3.2# cd /opt/alien/system/app
bash-3.2# cp /home/nemo/Downloads/system/app/Phonesky.apk .
bash-3.2# cp /home/nemo/Downloads/system/app/GoogleLoginService.apk .
bash-3.2# cp /home/nemo/Downloads/system/app/GoogleServicesFramework.apk .
Reboot the Jolla handset (switch off and on using the power button).Alternatively:
Restart Alien Dalvik service: Enter systemctl restart aliendalvik.service [Return].
End root access: Enter exit [Return].
End Terminal: Enter exit [Return].
Open app “File Browser”.
Goto directory /opt/alien/system/app.
The File Browser opens in the /home/nemo/ directory. To get to the root directory you have to tap the 2 upper left dots, then you can go down to the app directory.
Tap file Phonesky.apk.
A new page opens with details of this file.
From the pulley menu select “Install”.
The Google Play store is being installed, a corresponding icon placed on the launcher screen.
Using File Browser you may clean up the Downloads directory from all the files unzipped there and not required any longer.
Start the Play app and log in to the Play store. Refuse all options you do not want (e.g. backup to the Google cloud).
You are done.
Ganpat, 25 Aug 2014Yes Jolla supports 4G perfectly...Thanks for the reply,if it supports 4G that is good then.would you mind help me know in advance how to hack and install google playstore. i am sure yandex doesnt have much android apps yet.
Omary, 22 Aug 2014definitely when people from Jolla do it better next time in terms of specifications,gonna put ... moreTill now, whoever has seen my Jolla phone and the Sailfish OS UI, everyone was like "wowww that is really good".... this is really unique...that's what i want in a phone and not something which every tom, dick and harry has.... If ferrari can be bought by everyone, then it loses it exclusiveness...
Ganpat, 22 Aug 2014Jolla's price already dropped to 349 Euro incase you didn't know. Btw the ear phones that come... moreThanks for the info about current Jolla's price,actually i didnt expect the price for the device to drop that fast,this sounds good news to me. Absence of earphone is not a big issue to me, i will find one.What about 4G,does the phone really support it perfectly?? or that is only on paper.
Anonymous, 21 Aug 2014really like this phone,If next model has a full hd screen and moore powerful processor and ram... moredefinitely when people from Jolla do it better next time in terms of specifications,gonna put the device to the safe place in the market, But Still brand names popularity matter. To beat developed and well known companies like Samsung,Sonny,Nokia and Apple needs much money,time and effort on advertizement,e.t.c.....the idea of "IF YOU DONT POSSESS THE Samsung,Sonny,HTC devices,you look cheap" in most people's mind Makes Me Sick when i think of Jolla.
Omary, 21 Aug 2014i will wait for the price to drop to 350 Euro so as i can purchase,as for me its very over pri... moreJolla's price already dropped to 349 Euro incase you didn't know. Btw the ear phones that come with the any mobile phone normally is not of superior quality. So Jolla did a good thing. Go for a high spec sennheiser ear phone. Jolla will definitely succeed and since they provided android support, you have lacs of apps available on your hand. What more do you want? Jolla 2.0 is gonna rock the world I'm sure!!!
Omary, 21 Aug 2014i will wait for the price to drop to 350 Euro so as i can purchase,as for me its very over pri... morereally like this phone,If next model has a full hd screen and moore powerful processor and ram they can really succed I think,today all is about the specs of mobile phones
i will wait for the price to drop to 350 Euro so as i can purchase,as for me its very over priced but there is none i can do since i want to be unique and unlike,owning it its like making a history for myself as i made it for N9 if U know what i mean(first and last ever phone to run on MeeGo OS as well as the first ever phone made to run on Sailfish OS). I'm a bit sad the Phone is heavy and doesnt come with headphone but seeing Gorilla Glass there,removable Battery,the concept of other half and Android support made me happy on the other hand.
MY CURIOSITY IS;
Can Jolla Company succeed in this project?? am afraid what happened to N9 might occur to Jolla phone because if this first Jolla phone doest make it in the market,that will be the end of Jolla. The second Model of Jolla phone DEPENDS much on this First model's sells. Jolla is a small Company that doesnt have big capital yet to comeback from loss and remember in business profits count.From what i see the PRICE of this phone Gonna make Jolla Fall as the same way as i see iPhones.Designing and Developing an OS like Sailfish is not a joke but they should reconsider the price for the phone,To be Honest am a bit Worried abt Jolla considering how current smartphones market is right now.