We have moved to a new Sailfish OS Forum. Please start new discussions there.

ask for port of galileo device(s) possible? [answered]

asked 2017-01-30 13:27:41 +0300

cemoi71 gravatar image


I would like to ask the porter community.

As you may looked on the news, 2017 is the first year of an effective activation of the Galileo Network.
Even if the system have currently some problems, there will be more and more devices with this network.

Would it be complicated to port a device with a Galileo chip inside ?
And provide the Galileo functions to the os too.
Or it is too much of unknown know-how, which make the business impossible?

Currently i saw two devices which have the chip on their electronic.
The bq aquaris x5 and the huawei mate 9.

I know that could be a special question. normally a port has no new features than the product owner team may have to provide.
I just thought, that if the porter community is such well active, maybe they may provide some know-how on the other direction....

Maybe a stupid question...
maybe not...

Have a nice sail.

edit retag flag offensive reopen delete

The question has been closed for the following reason "the question is answered, an answer was accepted" by naytsyrhc
close date 2018-02-26 21:52:26.044280

2 Answers

Sort by » oldest newest most voted

answered 2017-01-30 14:52:03 +0300

lpr gravatar image

as galileo uses same client-hardware-setup as gps, you will be able to use galileo-service on your gps device if software update takes place...

edit flag offensive delete publish link more


interesting answer... it is possible to give some references on it please?

cemoi71 ( 2017-01-30 15:19:07 +0300 )edit

thank you. seems to be the same type of chip , but should have a wider frequency range right?
Anyway drivers should be updated.
Your mentioned thread i had already up-voted in the past, because of all mentioned security questions. ;-)

cemoi71 ( 2017-01-31 10:31:03 +0300 )edit

answered 2017-03-16 11:09:59 +0300

cemoi71 gravatar image

seems that at the first side, that the sony experia x could be compatible with galileo.
The qualcomm snapdragon 650 chip is from its specs supported.

:-) cheers

edit flag offensive delete publish link more



I would say, this is the correct answer to the question above. I asked a new/seperate question for support for galileo software wise. See https://together.jolla.com/question/179795/galileo-support-for-xperia-x/

naytsyrhc ( 2018-02-26 21:51:59 +0300 )edit

Question tools



Asked: 2017-01-30 13:27:41 +0300

Seen: 675 times

Last updated: Mar 16 '17