ETA on new Sailfish X devices [not relevant]

asked 2018-04-18 18:50:56 +0300

Federico gravatar image

What is the most recent guesstimate as to when support for the new Xperia devices is going to be available? Is the dual-sim X (F5122) going to be released together with 2.2.0? Do we already know something about when the XA support is expected to hit the shops? Thanks!

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The question has been closed for the following reason "question is not relevant or outdated" by Federico
close date 2018-11-25 18:26:17.653891



Jolla has said that when 2.2.0 is released, it will support the F5122. You can get an F5122 now and install Sailfish on it: I have done that and it is my daily driver. Immediately after a fresh install neither SIM works, but after minor edits to two files and a reboot everything works fine. Look elsewhere on TJC for the exact edits needed.

pakman ( 2018-04-19 11:51:31 +0300 )edit

@pakman Thanks! Can official Android support already be installed on F5122, or are there restrictions because it's not an official device?

Federico ( 2018-04-19 12:07:40 +0300 )edit

Currently F5122 is recorded as an F5121 under your Jolla account when registered so no problems with official Android support.

aspergerguy ( 2018-04-19 15:48:58 +0300 )edit

@Federico Yes, I can confirm what aspererguy said, I have no problem with installing Android apps on my F5122. I have had occasional problems with apps from the official Jolla Android store, so my preferred source now is F-Droid, and if they don't have the app I'm looking for I use Yalp (available from F-Droid).

Be warned though: a lot of Android apps either don't work on SFOS at all, or only partially work. I am hoping that the support will improve with Sailfish 3

pakman ( 2018-04-19 17:31:09 +0300 )edit

Many Android apps might not work, but a metric ton of them work just fine. I have actually yet to find one that I really really need but which does not work.

App discoverability and having to learn to go through Yalp for a bunch of apps is the bigger issue imho.

lkraav ( 2018-04-21 10:06:14 +0300 )edit