Is the Jolla 1 OS License Transfereable to another Jolla Approved Phone (e.g. Intex Aqua Fish)?

asked 2016-07-30 18:53:30 +0200

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updated 2018-07-03 09:59:43 +0200

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I already have the Jolla 1 phone, and apart from rare restarts and hangs, am quite happy with it. I am very interested in the new Intex Aquafish (only for the dual sim support), but am hesitant to purchase it because of the "partnerspace" Sailfish OS version and Google crapware - like play Services / Store - installed by default in it.

Would Jolla be willing to allow us to transfer the Sailfish OS license (from Jolla 1 and Jolla C phone) to other Jolla approved phones, like the new Intex Aqua Fish? Or better yet, allow us to purchase a PURE sailfish OS license for Jolla approved phones. By "pure" Sailfish OS, I mean the original Sailfish OS version, as in Jolla 1 and Jolla c, without the "partner space" "feature" and any Google crapware.

I would prefer to help out Jolla rather than do experiments on a new phone to get what I desire or to pirate Sailfish OS ... And seeing that you no longer are going to make any more hardware, I think it would be much desirable to allow us to transfer the license to another Jolla approved phone (for a small fee, if you so feel inclined).

(This question might sound similar to this - Jolla C flashable image on to intex aqua fish? - but isn't a duplicate).

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What's stopping you to flash SFOS 2.0 on your intex?

tortoisedoc ( 2016-07-30 20:12:17 +0200 )edit

@tortoisedoc: Not being sarcastic; The same reason I stopped using pirated software - I can now afford to pay for it and do so. And I'd rather receive support directly from Jolla for any issues, than to have to waste a lot of time trying to fix any complex issues myself.

sifartech ( 2016-07-30 21:27:18 +0200 )edit

Seeing the difference in cost for the otherwise identical twins, Aqua Fish and Jolla C, it does seem to be a premium to get less. ...which is nice. But since there are no more phones to be expected from Jolla then how would this premium be available in the future?

vattuvarg ( 2016-07-30 21:44:27 +0200 )edit

The fact that Jolla C needs to be a robot to navigate makes things more complicated.

vattuvarg ( 2016-07-30 21:50:03 +0200 )edit

@vattuvarg - I think the cost difference between Jolla C and Aquafish has more to do with cost of business / cost of living in Europe vs India. For example, Intex Aqua Fish doesn't need CE certification in India, where as Jolla C would have required one and that would have added to its cost. And yes, Jolla must have added on a minor profit margin. You also have to consider the purchasing power of the citizen when pricing a product. For example, check out the price of Kaspersky and ESET anti-virus on (Amazon India). It is cheaper here because that's all we Indians want to pay for anti-virus (else preferring the free ones). I appreciate that Jolla wants to try a new business model with partner space, but why don't they also consider selling us the OS license directly too? Why can't they do both?

sifartech ( 2016-07-30 22:04:36 +0200 )edit