Why doesn't Jolla communicate on the Turing Phone?

asked 2016-04-20 10:07:14 +0300

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updated 2016-04-20 10:34:13 +0300

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For a long time, we now that Turing Phone switched from Android to Sailfish OS. Now, the first phones batch are about to be delivered. But there is still no announcement/communication from Jolla. Why?
I mean, this phone will be the the only middle (up?) market Sailfish device, and some of us was waiting for a long time for such a device. Furthermore, the choice of the OS has been done because they want to built a safe device. It should be a pride for Jolla that Sailfish is the best choice to achieve this goal, in particular because it is one of the strength of the OS on which Jolla usually communicate on.

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Sorry for my snappish comment, but why is turing not commenting properly? I won't list all the open points and questions (see the review jolla blog for that), but apart from an outdated web page and some facebook comments (mostly to explain further delays) there isn't much information around. I think on the communication side turing has to do it's homework. Before that (or before the first devices are delivered and working ) in my opinion jolla does the right thing by keeping a low profile on this...

LameDuck ( 2016-04-20 10:44:42 +0300 )edit

I've seen several comments by sailors on this topic. My understanding was that when Turing Robotic Industries announced the switch to SailfishOS, there was no final agreement between the two companies and negotiations were still ongoing. So basically Turing should have stayed silent, too.

A few days ago they hinted that they're working on a common press release. This might indicate that finally the treaty is signed.

ossi1967 ( 2016-04-20 10:49:37 +0300 )edit

Why people still seem to think that SailfishOS provides unprecedented security over other mobile OSes, such as Android? Security is a process, and by looking at the current opaque and sluggish development and release process of SFOS, it should be clear that SFOS is not the safe harbor people are looking for.

AnonUser994 ( 2016-04-20 11:24:08 +0300 )edit

the current opaque and sluggish development

Sadly can't argue with that

strongm ( 2016-04-20 13:26:00 +0300 )edit

Hi, as LameDuck mentioned I've been delivering some news and background info on TRI. Based on my findings, I also find it a very wise decision for Jolla to pick a careful line in their communications. (This is not the first time TRI informs about ongoing production either). In general, I hope our community is well informed and by that can make the right decisions. Personally, I really hope the production to start here in Finland (it would mean a lot locally too), but I'm looking forward for the company to proof themselves as a reliable producer first. They seemingly lack some key factors for now: The product, the retailers, the customers, and the finalized OS, so the informed schedule just might not hold. However, Jolla is currently preparing a statement including information about TRI too.

reviewjolla ( 2016-04-20 15:43:48 +0300 )edit