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posted 2018-08-31 11:17:24 +0300

If Jolla was a bigger company with more resources it would make perfect sense, but the problem is that Jolla is a pretty small company and when so-called "halo devices" like the XZ Premium are designed the companies that make them pretty much trow everything but the kitchen sink at them. The upshot of this is that halo devices end up being the hardest devices to support to any satisfactory degree as they've got way more features than cheaper models and they've got the newest high-end sensors, requiring a lot of additional work that probably isn't going to be necessary when adding support for a lower end device.

Don't get me wrong, it would be nice to see SailfishOS on a high end device, but with limited resources on Jolla's side, I'm skeptical as to if it's the best use for available resources. After all, the Turing phone with SailfishOS happened because the manufacturer themselves wanted to license the OS rather than Jolla taking it upon themselves to support the device like with the Xperia X. In other words if you want SailfishOS on your ZX Premium, you should probably get Sony to take it upon themselves to do it or pay Jolla to do it.

If Jolla was a bigger company with more resources it would make perfect sense, but the problem is that Jolla is a pretty small company and when so-called "halo devices" like the XZ Premium are designed the companies that make them pretty much trow throw everything but the kitchen sink at them. The upshot of this is that halo devices end up being the hardest devices to support to any satisfactory degree as they've got way more features than cheaper models and they've got the newest high-end sensors, requiring a lot of additional work that probably isn't going to be necessary when adding support for a lower end device.

Don't get me wrong, it would be nice to see SailfishOS on a high end device, but with limited resources on Jolla's side, I'm skeptical as to if it's the best use for available resources. After all, the Turing phone with SailfishOS happened because the manufacturer themselves wanted to license the OS rather than Jolla taking it upon themselves to support the device like with the Xperia X. In other words if you want SailfishOS on your ZX Premium, you should probably get Sony to take it upon themselves to do it or pay Jolla to do it.