Porting SailfishOS on the "best smartphone"

asked 2019-07-31 01:18:25 +0300

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updated 2019-07-31 01:39:40 +0300

Hi everybody,

I switched back to Android few month ago on my Sailfish X, (see the reasons why). Now my smartphone experience is worst than ever: Xperia X is not the hardware I was looking for, and Android is really not for me. Today I don't see a decent smartphone running Sailfish OS (XA2 is not my taste)

That said, I have the project of porting Sailfish OS on the best smartphone of 2019. Additionally making Anbox project running on Sailfish OS is one another goal, but I know this step is the big one. This would make Sailfish available for the crowd (Android support needed for this).

Unfortunately I now that driving this project alone is not possible today because this requires too much spare time. I want to serve the community without scarifying my personal life. Thus I'm looking for interest from some people, especially developers, in order to create a dev team.

This how I see the project:

  • Stage 0: gather enough interest from dev and community to start the project.
  • Stage 1: ask the community to vote for a smartphone
  • Stage 2: gather needed skills for this project (qml/c++, kernel, drivers, libhybris gurus)
  • Stage 3: organize weekly meeting and start a roadmap
  • Stage 4: eventually make a crowdfunding for buying devices
  • Stage 5: develop & release

Am I utopist? Do you see any interest in this? What are your thought? Please upvote if you like the idea.

Thanks for reading

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If you want to do something like this, its critical you get some porters on board first.

Come talk to us on #sailfishos-porters on irc.freenode.net

r0kk3rz ( 2019-07-31 05:57:23 +0300 )edit

It is quite likely that SFOS will be officially released for the Xperia 10. There is a proof-of-concept version from Jolla available already. Links are in this thread. If the 10 is more your taste, you are done. If not, you need to port :)

Spark ( 2019-07-31 11:41:10 +0300 )edit

In my point of view, the "best smartphone of 2019" is the FxTec Pro1 but there is already a community port on the way... Shamely, there is currently no official support from Jolla for this device, and consequently, no Android compatibility layer.

See https://together.jolla.com/question/208399/official-fxtec-pro1-sailfish-support/

PhixGre ( 2019-07-31 11:57:47 +0300 )edit

I only wish that one could simply walk into a shop and buy a device that runs Sailfish X, and there would be a few devices to choose from... :-/

Direc ( 2019-07-31 13:28:26 +0300 )edit

@Direc if jolla-devices.com continues successfully, that would be a big step in that direction.

Spark ( 2019-07-31 15:05:50 +0300 )edit