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Hi, following last year's Jolla @MWC 2017 post, I think is good to keep all news about jolla at this year's MWC in one place. Has someone fresh news to share?

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No news (I'm not there), but an irritating tweet. :)

Whats that one non-touchscreen phone we see there?

Edit: Press conference at 11:30, probably no hard facts until then.

ossi1967 ( 2018-02-26 11:03:54 +0300 )edit

Jolla guys wear SailfishOS 3 shirts

atlochowski ( 2018-02-26 12:02:11 +0300 )edit

So the new phone, according to cybette's picture, should be the XA2? Disappointed. I wonder what's the meaning of the Nokia 3310.

Giacomo Di Giacomo ( 2018-02-26 12:32:27 +0300 )edit

Device images online at

ossi1967 ( 2018-02-26 12:34:27 +0300 )edit

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answered 2018-02-26 21:41:50 +0300

JSEHV gravatar image

The official MWC 2018 press release is out:

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answered 2018-02-26 13:44:29 +0300

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Some cool news indeed, Sailfish 3 with VoLTE and few other goodies. I wonder what's the App Access Control shown in the SailfishOS 3 promo vid. Would it be more finegrained access permissions for apps?

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also fingerprintsensor was shown and on the Page there were improved Email-client and Calendar mentioned... :-) nice!

Raymaen ( 2018-02-26 13:52:04 +0300 )edit

answered 2018-02-27 09:27:44 +0300

VOLTE is coming to Sailfish OS in version 3 and the OS would be suitable for 4G-enabled feature phones too.

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answered 2018-02-26 16:32:59 +0300

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updated 2018-02-26 16:33:09 +0300

From all the xprerias you could choose you opted for the crappiest.


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It may be crap in your eyes, but I am rather satisfied with my Xperia X running Sailfish OS.

All the limitations and shortcomings in using the device as a daily driver are caused by the software, not the hardware. A higher-specced device wouldn't have helped to change the situation of the camera's autofocus, fingerprint sensor, and bluetooth stack, to name just a few.

ziellos ( 2018-02-26 16:52:25 +0300 )edit

@ziellos he probably refers to the XA2 annuncement done today, not about the currently supported xperia x

to my knowledge XA2 is low-end phone, but i'm not a guru at all about sony phones ( 2018-02-26 17:51:58 +0300 )edit

@ziellos i am refering to the XA2. The X is a nice phone but its big. I was hopping for xz2c -which is also larger than what i'd like- but i could live with it.

The HW is -and has always been- the biggest issue with Jolla. Anyone that said HW is easy had no idea what he was talking about.

ApB ( 2018-02-26 18:03:57 +0300 )edit

Well I googled XA2 and it actually makes sense — it has Snap 630 so it should be fairly similar to X with 650. And after all, 8xx snaps are clear overkill for Sailfish.

Still, I do not approve their choice either. COMPACT, Jolla, cant't you hear people screaming about it?

FFS, there's a github project and obs repo ready with almost everything needed to support the X Compact (again thanks to everyone who worked on it), the only thing you people need to do is make an official image.

figgis-diggis ( 2018-02-26 21:16:05 +0300 )edit

@figgis-diggis, here you go for a XperiaX compact image ("community built", thus without AlienDalvik).
Still I concur that Jolla should "officially" support a "compact" Xperia X.

olf ( 2018-02-27 20:54:48 +0300 )edit
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