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posted 2015-05-05 01:30:25 +0300

  1. Sailfish experience I think the os is still quite a bit away from being able to compete with the established platforms. However, Jolla are only a tiny company, and it's amazing how far they've come already.

For the average person, the OS is probably still too unfinished. Also, many apps are still missing even though we have Android support.

This may change quickly once more partners come on board with the ecosystem. We've seen that before with Android in its early stages.

  1. Privacy It bewilders me that so few people really care about privacy. That's one reason for me to support Jolla. The other is that I feel more comfortable with European services than with American. In most other regions, such as Russia and China, there are alternatives to Google and Apple. Why not in Europe?

  2. will people move over? Not en masse directly. But there is clearly space for diversification in mobile operating systems. It's feasible to develop an interesting proposition with local partners such as telecom providers or content owners. Once you get a critical mass, developers will stay to pay attention. Currently, I see this happening with Firefox, who are also signing up hardware partners. I hope Jolla can soon follow suit.

  1. Sailfish experience I think the os is still quite a bit away from being able to compete with the established platforms. However, Jolla are only a tiny company, and it's amazing how far they've come already.

For the average person, the OS is probably still too unfinished. Also, many apps are still missing even though we have Android support.

This may change quickly once more partners come on board with the ecosystem. We've seen that before with Android in its early stages.

EDIT: Re-reading my answer, I think I've been a little too brief in this section. It is true that the smartphone experience of the Jolla is currently limited compared to other platforms. However, I've also had a tremendous amount of fun getting to know the system and using it. The gesture based controls are very nice and I miss them when I use an Android device.

What I also like is being part of the adventure of a small and highly motivated company. I admire their guts taking on a multi billion € industry with only 120 employees and a community.

And truly, the responsiveness of Jolla is a joy in today's world!

  1. Privacy It bewilders me that so few people really care about privacy. That's one reason for me to support Jolla. The other is that I feel more comfortable with European services than with American. In most other regions, such as Russia and China, there are alternatives to Google and Apple. Why not in Europe?

  2. will people move over? Not en masse directly. But there is clearly space for diversification in mobile operating systems. It's feasible to develop an interesting proposition with local partners such as telecom providers or content owners. Once you get a critical mass, developers will stay to pay attention. Currently, I see this happening with Firefox, who are also signing up hardware partners. I hope Jolla can soon follow suit.

  1. Sailfish experience I think the os is still quite a bit away from being able to compete with the established platforms. However, Jolla are only a tiny company, and it's amazing how far they've come already.

For the average person, the OS is probably still too unfinished. Also, many apps are still missing even though we have Android support.

This may change quickly once more partners come on board with the ecosystem. We've seen that before with Android in its early stages.

EDIT: Re-reading my answer, I think I've been a little too brief in this section. It is true that the smartphone experience of the Jolla is currently limited compared to other platforms. However, I've also had a tremendous amount of fun getting to know the system and using it. The gesture based controls are very nice and I miss them when I use an Android device.

What I also like is being part of the adventure of a small and highly motivated company. I admire their guts taking on a multi billion € industry with only 120 employees and a community.

And truly, the responsiveness of Jolla is a joy in today's world!

  1. Privacy It bewilders me that so few people really care about privacy. That's one reason for me to support Jolla. The other is that I feel more comfortable with European services than with American. In most other regions, such as Russia and China, there are alternatives to Google and Apple. Why not in Europe?

  2. will people move over? Not en masse directly. But there is clearly space for diversification in mobile operating systems. It's feasible to develop an interesting proposition with local partners such as telecom providers or content owners. Once you get a critical mass, developers will stay to pay attention. Currently, I see this happening with Firefox, who are also signing up hardware partners. I hope Jolla can soon follow suit.

EDIT:

The basic functionality is there in Sailfish, although not as polished as in the other systems. E.g. There is no system wide copy/paste yet, which is bothersome in some instances. Also, sharing seems to work only with native apps, so sharing a link through a messenger service requires a lot of switching. It's little issues like these that might frustrate people coming from other systems. Personally, I bought into Sailfish for the idealist reasons, and have a high tolerance for stuff that still needs to be improved. Really, over the past 17 months, the system has already been improved a lot and feels more stable than at the start. Still, there is a long way to go...