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asked 2017-07-14 21:32:59 +0200

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Hi,

If this question has been asked before I apologize. I have tried to search for it and haven't found it as far as I have understood the question and answers that I have looked at.

My question is: Is there any app that you have to have on your phone when using Sailfish OS? E.g. an android phone where you can't uninstall G-mail, Hangouts, "News & Weather" etc.

Does Sailfish have any similar "forced upon you"-apps or is the user in full controll? If Sailfish do have them, how many are they and what are they used for?

Thank you,

E

(If my question is silly and naïve, I might add that I am more or less a smartphone hater. I don't have one, and never have had one, but as it is driving my husband nuts I think that I might have to get one.)

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The Jolla store. Installing other apps is much harder without it.

vattuvarg ( 2017-07-14 21:43:51 +0200 )edit

@E

SailfishOS contains a few basic applications to get you started;

Phone, SMS, Camera, Browser, Gallery, Contacts, Settings and Jolla Store.

Options for user to install from Jolla Apps in Jolla Store;

Weather, Microsoft Exchange, Maps, Documents, Notes, Mediaplayer, Calculator, Calendar, Clock, Email and Android Support.

Edz ( 2017-07-14 21:51:29 +0200 )edit
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Thank you for your answer!

It sounds like Sailfish OS is exactly what I was hoping for: an unclutered OS that leaves me in controll of what I have on my phone.

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E ( 2017-07-14 22:11:40 +0200 )edit

The Tutorial.

lupastro ( 2017-07-14 22:21:50 +0200 )edit

at least for jolla1 there were unpacking videos on youtube. dont know about intex, inoi etc. there you may get a first impression. but as i only had jolla1 in hands i dont know about partnerspace etc.

kaktux ( 2017-07-14 22:46:35 +0200 )edit

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answered 2017-07-15 15:45:33 +0200

pawel gravatar image

a longpress in starter let you delete apps. those you cant delete from here are:

phone people messagey stock browser settings tutorial jolla shop

there is patch to get rid of tutorial icon some people managed to uninstall jolla shop they were ot happy ;-)

in terminal you can do what you want

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Thank you Pawel for your answer.

By the sound of your answers and other respondents comments it sounds like I and Sailfish OS might be a good match.

I do like that I am in full controll of what apps are installd on the phone except for, more or less, the verry basic apps that are required for the phone to operate as a phone and the camera to work.

Kind Regards,

E

E ( 2017-07-17 08:27:39 +0200 )edit
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