Ask / Submit

Back again after 5 Months with Android

asked 2019-05-12 23:49:02 +0300

Dreej gravatar image

updated 2020-04-27 13:40:58 +0300

jovirkku gravatar image

Hi guys,

this is not a question but a report. I started using Sailfish directly after the public release after the J1. after a second J1, the Jolla tablet and Jolla C, I used the Sony Xperia X for a long time. After it broke I had no adequate replacement, only the announced release of Sailfish X for the XA2 range. So I bought the XA2 plus. due to the delay I was forced to used the Android OS on it for 2 months. when the SFX was finally out, I bought a normal XA2 for test purposes and to see how it works. for your info, my personal status changed, ai started my own business so I needed a daily driver I can rely on it. after flashing Sailfish on the XA2 I was disappointed. It felt like a step back from Xperia X to XA2. features, well working features were not existing anymore, like fingerprint, dual sim, or a proper working wifi without battery drain. Android was disappointing but Sailfish was more. so I used Android coz of the need of office abilities, dual sim and simply a phone I can rely on.

Now after the 3.0.3 release I decided to switch back to Sailfish. and this is my report what I like, miss, dislike or need compared to Android

I start with the positve aspects.

  • speed

its so much faster, even booting is faster

  • beautiful

looks much better

  • no apps no one needs

only the one who needs can downlod

  • UX

Android has users but no experience

  • finally the XA2 is fully usable

  • swipe swipe swipe

  • the keyboard

my daily communication is in 3 languages. so great to type and type without such a damn auto correction

  • so easy to use

no menus in a menu of a menu

  • modding the system


o blootooth

at least it's working - now


  • after a half year no fingerptint

  • Android layer

even the background services are activated they're not coming through, when they're displayed I can tap on them but the app is not opening.

  • wifi sometimes not stable

  • Jolla apps

calendar, email, medias, and especially the browser is more than outdated

  • since the J1 the Google account loses the connection

  • tutorial

after all the years with all the devices, all the re-flashings and factory resets I had to make the tutorial at least 20 times

--the most worst: I was shocked about the apps. so many good apps are not maintained since months, or even years. seems the active community is fewer. and apps I require become more and more decentralized. senseless in my eyes...

at the end. I didn't regret switching back to SFOS. It's still a great software with a huge potential. the only sad point to me it's unused in so many aspects. I hope Jolla will focus to the implementation of essential things soon.

edit retag flag offensive close delete



For future reference: you can skip the tutorial by touching the corners of the display in clockwise order starting from top left corner before doing anything else in the tutorial.

mal ( 2019-05-13 00:06:14 +0300 )edit

You can skip the mandatory tutorial in the initalization phase by tapping all the corners of the screen when the tutorial is running.

Upper left, upper right, lower right, lower left I think.

teemu ( 2019-05-13 00:06:43 +0300 )edit

" I hope Jolla will focus to the implementation of essential things soon. " they are on the way for this. currently they fix the software for the xa2 serie. then comes nfc and fingerprint as new parts. by v3.1.x... maybe...

cemoi71 ( 2019-05-13 00:13:10 +0300 )edit

fingerprint works great for me... (X)

Levone1 ( 2019-05-13 00:22:38 +0300 )edit

How many people use the fingerprint sensor on a phone and how many use the browser? Priority.

Maximilian1st ( 2019-05-13 00:38:41 +0300 )edit

1 Answer

Sort by » oldest newest most voted

answered 2019-05-13 00:09:26 +0300

cemoi71 gravatar image

updated 2019-05-13 13:24:31 +0300

for the abandonned app here one link maybe it may interest you.
The young man seems to be motivated to make some revival.

(convert my remark into answer because this theme comes and comes again, and this person has earn to have our attention)

edit flag offensive delete publish link more



I have many projects ongoing already, but keep them coming! A few apps have even been adopted by someone else :)

Direc ( 2019-05-14 10:37:54 +0300 )edit

:-) well done to you and others.
i can't help by develpment but please tell us what else could help you.

cemoi71 ( 2019-05-14 13:31:03 +0300 )edit
Login/Signup to Answer

Question tools



Asked: 2019-05-12 23:49:02 +0300

Seen: 742 times

Last updated: May 13 '19