Anonymous, 14 Aug 2014Please dude, post an in depth review of the Sailfish OS, particularly navigation system on the... moreSome UI navigation gestures... yes the sailfish OS is designed in such a way, that you don't need to move your finger around the screen for getting things done... you can get things
done just by having your finger in the middle portion of the screen and with swiping action in all directions...
on each thumbnail or cover in the home screen, there are two icons at the bottom.... to access the left icon, you need to slow press on the tile and swipe from left to right within the tile to invoke the left icon action...similarly if you swipe from right to left within the tile triggers right icon
action...in this way, u dont have to open the running app to do the task...
every app tile has left to right and right to
left action with in the tile... again, when you move out of the tile and do
the gesture, it will have different functionality pertaining to the OS....
even calling, smsing a contact, or sending email can all be done using
gestures, even in browsing you can launch new tabs from
home screen without opening the app.....
similarly when you swipe left to right or right to left when the app is
open, it brings you to the home screen... also when you go inside an app
menus or go several levels under settings etc.... you can go back to the
previous screens, just like swiping from right to left just like flicking
pages in a book or left to right to go back into sub levels again...
you can also close a running app by swiping from top to bottom, similarly lock the screen by swiping from top to bottom in the home screen... closing apps takes long press on the homescreen and then clicking on the x icon on each running app or close all apps from the pulley menu...
these are some of the gestures i can describe... better watch this in youtube video to get more realistic feel....
Anonymous, 14 Aug 2014Please dude, post an in depth review of the Sailfish OS, particularly navigation system on the... moreWell, I am truly excited using Jolla Phone. The UI is really smooth and responsive... First 2 days, it was bit difficult to understand the gestures and then after that, it was really wonderful to use. If you list out some 5 tasks to perform continuously like writing sms, writing email, deleting email, deleting some pics, setting alarm etc and do this in Jolla and any other phone IOS / android...I am sure you can complete the tasks much faster in Jolla than other phones because of minimal navigation and effortless multitasking. My friend who uses Samsung Note 3 after seeing the gestures and navigation in my Jolla phone told and I quote "I really liked it and that stock android has way too many clicks to do things and samsung ROM's has much made it much easier but nowhere to close to what you have described...this is so cool".. Btw my friend is an android developer himself... Jolla comes with yandex android store... but there is a hack to install google playstore...its easy to do it... I installed it successfully and till now, I would have downloaded about 30 apps from playstore and everything works perfectly...I installed many mobile bank apps and it works smooth... I really thank Jolla for providing android support... Coming to Jolla's Nokia HERE maps...its just awesome... so fast and up to date.. Last week I went to a temple in a remote place outside chennai and I used the HERE maps navigation, it worked flawlessly.... I dont see any faults in OS as such... Camera is good, battery life is very good..my phone is always online ...either through 3G or wifi..2 hours of phone calls, browsing, downloading apps...whatsapp, sms all the time...it comes to roughly 1.5 days...mid spec hardware is compensated by the superfast OS....It detects the theotherhalf automatically and changes the ambience theme accordingly....ambience really changes the look of the UI and the apps..everything is almost transparent....Negative points are the screen has bit poor visibility in sunlight...I really can't think of any other drawback as yet.... first time buyers who havent used N900 or N9 can really buy Jolla phone without any worries about app support as you have 8 lac apps from android!!!! I am already waiting for the next model from Jolla!..
Ganpat, 11 Aug 2014I signed up for limited edition last year and waited for Jolla to launch in India.. nothing ha... morePlease dude, post an in depth review of the Sailfish OS, particularly navigation system on the UI, keyboard if Swype input is available or not, the Maps, settings, and restrictions.Please
prash, 07 Aug 2014hi ganpat , where did u get jolla smartphone?Just came back from Helsinki where the DNA-phone chain is selling it by the counter.Getting the grips on it now, still - it was a big jump from my all time favourit, the N9.Give me a couple of days i will be into it.Obviously a fantastic phone, shame that you have to be a nerd to get into it basically.Frustrationlevel 8 pluss.
prash, 07 Aug 2014hi ganpat , where did u get jolla smartphone?I signed up for limited edition last year and waited for Jolla to launch in India.. nothing happened and I lost my patience... So I ordered the Jolla phone from finland and shipped it to an UK address where my friend lives and he gave the phone to his colleague who was coming back to India and I collected it from him... Only regret is I should have done this last year itself.... the phone is bloody good!!! perfect replacement for my N900....
I installed few android apps from yandex store in jolla and it works perfectly. btw yandex has over 100000 android apps. But the killer was yesterday, I installed google play store in jolla and installed some android apps from playstore...works awesome!!!
Is there folder messaging view option avlble? Can we create folders in msgs?
I like this phone. Waiting for GSMArena to put a detailed review of the Jolla phone, Can anyone confirm if Sailfish OS has folder messaging view option like in Symbian?
bala, 17 Jul 2014do you receive updates even after taking to India?Yes I received the tahkalampi update instantly when I turned on the phone for the first time. coincidentally, I got the phone on my hand just after a day tahkalampi was released. It works awesome!!!!
Jitender Dogra, 02 Jun 2014This phone is 3 times the cost it should be given the specifications. I see no reason to buy it.An Iphone is the same way
yet people buy it just because of its name which has Apple attached to it
bala, 17 Jul 2014do you receive updates even after taking to India?i believe its coming to India with snapdeal so updates will be there
Updated my brand new Jolla phone with the latest update Tahkalampi... that phone really is a wow factor!!! my wife an iphone lover said it just after having a glance at the phone! the phone after the latest update....is really so fluid and super smooth....can't control the excitement.... takes a bit of time to get used to the gestures..I like the uniqueness of the phone... I don't have time to do detail review of the phone for the next 2 weeks....but i will post my review after that!!!
bala, 15 Jul 2014Hi, I would like to know if I can use the mobile in India if I buy in UK ? Thanks in advance..yes you can use the phone in india that is purchased from uk.
I would like to know if I can use the mobile in India if I buy in UK ?
Thanks in advance..
Finally I received my Jolla phone yesterday through my friend who came from UK. Can't wait to setup the phone and replace my 4.5 year old Nokia N900.... Will post my review in the coming days!!!