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Sailfish 3 - Q3/2018 [not relevant]

asked 2018-02-09 15:51:04 +0200

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updated 2018-02-27 11:20:57 +0200

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A Finnish mobile news site wrote that they've got some information from Jolla that Sailfish 3 will be announced, sounds exciting!

Here's the original article: Jolla julkistamassa Sailfish 3:n ja uusia laitteita helmikuun lopulla

And Google Translated content:

Finnish Jolla has announced that they will be organizing an announcement on Monday 26 February at the Mobile World Congress. According to Jolla, Sailfish 3, the next generation of its Sailfish OS, and "a number of new interesting Sailfish devices" are promised. New devices are most likely to come from Jolla's partners. In addition, Jolla will provide updates on Sailfish licensing and technology development with partners, including blockchains and business solutions. Jolla's event will be held on 26 February at 12.30 Finnish time.

UPDATE 2018-02-26: Sailfish 3 roadmap and initial release schedule released: https://jolla.com/sailfish3/

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Sounds nice, but not very likely. During last mer meeting Jolla said that there will be fix for something in next update which will be 2.1.4. It's far from 2.1.4 to 3.0.

atlochowski ( 2018-02-09 16:52:18 +0200 )edit

Usually such major upgrades are developed in a separate branch and probably the 3.x could be in a early alpha

salarelv ( 2018-02-09 16:55:14 +0200 )edit

I am sorry but I don't care about the version number, usability and functionalities are more important.

Anyway this doesn't really fit to the last Jolla blog. But if it is true I hope it brings us positive news and the things I mentioned above .

potski ( 2018-02-09 16:57:44 +0200 )edit

@potski the latest blog post was related to SFOSX and XPeria iirc?

tortoisedoc ( 2018-02-09 17:13:36 +0200 )edit

/me crosses fingers for xz1 compact announcement. My J1 kind of needs to be replaced. And i hope they'll fix the annoyanced of sfos2

ApB ( 2018-02-09 17:44:51 +0200 )edit

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answered 2018-09-18 18:59:15 +0200

AkiBerlin gravatar image

Since Q3/2018 is ending soon an official statement on the status of development of SF3 would be highly appreciated!

Please, go on! We trust in you, Sailors!

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Indeed, October is just around the corner. Jolla, how about a status update?

ExTechOp ( 2018-09-26 00:11:48 +0200 )edit

And the official announcements are up.

Basically :

  • roll-out starts mid-october.
  • early access get it by end october
  • final release in the following weeks (depending on how much bugfixes to be done), so by early november.

They'll be late about a month and a half from their 3rd quarter initial target.

DrYak ( 2018-09-28 15:49:24 +0200 )edit

answered 2018-02-26 13:58:13 +0200

Picanha gravatar image

Some promising screenshots...

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answered 2018-02-26 14:03:18 +0200

paoletto gravatar image

Seems official: https://jolla.com/sailfish3/ My question is: will it also support the Jolla (1) smartphone?

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Yes, it will forever be supported, see the bottom of the page:

Sailfish OS development never stops, not even for legacy devices. Sailfish 3 will be rolled out in phases during Q3/2018 for all licensees and customers.

nthn ( 2018-02-26 14:41:19 +0200 )edit

answered 2018-02-10 14:29:50 +0200

vattuvarg gravatar image

Rumours also about two new tablets from INOI, Tab 8 and Tab 10.


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New tablets. Nice! Or are these corporate devices, Sailfish RU, no Android ..

Pim ( 2018-02-10 15:48:54 +0200 )edit

answered 2018-09-19 10:41:26 +0200

shiro kitsune gravatar image

Hello Folks!

Does someone have more recent details about the status of SFOS 3? They announced it for Q3/18 and it's the end of said quarter (even though we all know Jolla's skill in setting deadlines...). Something like "well, it's not even building yet...", "basically it runs" to "just needs some more fine-tuning".

I don't ask for deadlines and details, just the outline of the project progress.

Have a nice day!

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answered 2018-02-26 15:15:44 +0200

Pim gravatar image

The feature phone form factor is also new and unexpected. Maybe they have a deal with Nokia / HMD for their low-end devices?

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I was hoping for the same but recent investment in KaiOS from Google that powers the new Nokia 8810 (and phones of RJio) and the relationship between HMD and Google makes it not that probable... :(

But I'm happily ready to be proven wrong...

zlutor ( 2018-08-20 12:22:00 +0200 )edit

on the hand KaiOS is the descendant of Boot-to-Gecko / Firefox OS - i.e. basically running web apps.

so any market share foothold held by KaiOS potentially means also positive fallout on any other platform able to run web apps.

(i.e.: if the rummors of WhatsApp on KaiOS turn out true, that means Sailfish users could also run the same WebApp).

DrYak ( 2018-08-20 21:39:42 +0200 )edit

answered 2018-09-18 21:01:26 +0200

tortoisedoc gravatar image

updated 2018-09-18 21:02:00 +0200

It will be interesting to see how developers will approach SFOS3. As it spans feature-phones as well, can we assume the apps to be cross-device portable? What will be the limitations? Will there be any? How will this be managed on the harbour side? Will it at all?

So many questions :)

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answered 2018-10-02 21:21:35 +0200

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Hurray! There is more info on the Jolla blog.

Sailfish 3 will be rolled out during October, so that selected community members will receive the software after mid-October, and following the group’s feedback our target is to start with the early access release by the end of October.

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Awesome -- and only two months after the announced deadline!

Federico ( 2018-10-02 22:32:50 +0200 )edit

answered 2018-02-10 14:24:24 +0200

vattuvarg gravatar image

More rumours about Sailfish OS 3, this time by german site MobiFlip.de.


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mobiflip.de attributes fonearena.com as source, but the claim in that post (At the event the company will unveil the major Sailfish OS 3 update) is made without support from any verifiable sources whatsoever.

luen ( 2018-02-10 15:48:25 +0200 )edit

Sailfish X:n versio on Kymijoki, kirjoitushetkellä uusin mahdollinen. Jollan mukaan Sailfish OS:n seuraava suurempi päivitys on tulossa lähiviikkoina.

Sailfish X version is Kymijoki, at the time of writing the latest possible. According to Jolla, the next major upgrade of Sailfish OS is coming in the coming weeks.


As stated in the article 2.1.4 is expected in a couple of weeks but the version after that could well be 3.0. The development of linux distributions are usually more evolution than revolution so the changes to Sailfish OS is probably along those lines.

vattuvarg ( 2018-02-10 22:06:13 +0200 )edit

What Jolla has communicated so far is that the next version is 2.1.4 Lapuanjoki which be followed by 2.2.0 Mouhijoki. Anything else is speculation. Dreaming is not prohibited, but building expectations on speculation and rumours will only make people disappointed in the end.

luen ( 2018-02-10 22:48:34 +0200 )edit

@luen: It's not "dreaming". If they decide that either Lapuanjoki or Mouhijoki will be "3.0", nothing would change in terms of features.

ossi1967 ( 2018-02-11 10:32:20 +0200 )edit

answered 2018-02-11 02:20:18 +0200

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By the time Sailfish figures it out, Librem Purism may eat their lunch with a primary focus on Security plus developing custom built hardware for their Linux Mobile OS.

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I think Librem Purism have a way to go before they have a viable handset.

AlanBreen ( 2018-02-11 05:58:32 +0200 )edit

but you have to keep in mind that a) they got experience wirh such projects already,although not a phone. b) they probably/hopefully will use plasma mobile as os- so the os isnt their "concern" alone to develop. i dont think they will miss the planned release date. and tbh if jolla doesnt step it up a notch and offers viable buy+use sailfish phones until then - i will be gone. buying a phone, install myself- a nogo. and till today i dont get.what sony actually contributed.

kaktux ( 2018-02-11 17:04:39 +0200 )edit

Certainly interesting. While I wish to have a device independent of Google (forced usage of Google services), I still want to be able to run Android apps. There are ticket apps, restaurant apps (Vapiano), banking apps, etc. Jolla does make this possible, the Librem will obviously not support this.

Stefanix ( 2018-02-11 19:27:57 +0200 )edit

Libre Purism is expected to come up with their product by end of this year. The support from the some of the most used DE like KDE/Plasma and Gnome 3, and their expertise on hardware-software integration would certainly help them to move ahead fastly. At least hopefully they won't be having simple issues like no forward option for messages after multiple versions, and so on.

walkingzen ( 2018-02-12 08:14:51 +0200 )edit

@Stefanix - although it shouldn't be a reason to buy a phone to run apps for another os i get your point. But: guess who is behind the development of shashlik (although i dont know how active this is since the last release seems to be 2016)? KDE. But besides that - the kde i know brings along 99% of the software/apps i need already - with a much better functionality then the current jolla apps. add the normal "phone" functions - and i'm sold. So Sailfish has to step it up to make me consider buying another sailfish phone.

kaktux ( 2018-02-14 12:49:55 +0200 )edit

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