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What does Jolla mean to you?

asked 2014-01-30 16:29:56 +0300

stezz gravatar image

updated 2014-01-30 16:42:15 +0300

eric gravatar image

We were here with Mr. @eric and were wondering what does Jolla mean to you.

Why are you interested in the company, in the product.

What are the core values you identify to?

Share your thoughts.


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Apologies, I spent time answering questions on TJC and did not have time summarizing the status here... if someone had time...

stezz ( 2014-02-03 19:55:04 +0300 )edit

BTW: There was already a similar question/poll here: https://together.jolla.com/question/14616/what-is-most-great-about-jolla-device-for-you-really-the-top-2-3-things-okay-4-5-if-you-just-have-to/ which had been closed by @eric a while ago.

Jörg ( 2014-02-06 11:05:13 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-01-30 16:35:27 +0300

updated 2014-01-30 16:38:15 +0300

For me it means

  1. independence from business companies who make strange choices about your privacy and your data
  2. the power of the cocktail real Linux and Qt
  3. possibility to get something really different, unlike so!!!
  4. Supporting a David versus many Goliaths!
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Concerning point 1 in your list, don't get your hopes too high. Key parts of Sailfish are closed source and can therefore do anything to your privacy.

torpak ( 2014-02-06 09:27:54 +0300 )edit

Is there an article somewhere explaining what is open and what is closed in SailfishOS / the Jolla phone?

Camil B ( 2014-03-08 22:08:51 +0300 )edit

The base System is Nemo and Mer, so that's open. The Sailfish specific parts are closed except some, but not all of the ui and the Browser.

Apart from that there is a large firmware/driver blob on the phone without witch it wouldn't work at the moment.

There is no real list from Jolla that i know of. Mostly this answer was stitched together from what i found in questions marked with the open-source tag. (yes two of those are mine)

torpak ( 2014-03-09 10:46:25 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-01-30 16:57:04 +0300

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The world needs a phone that is not controlled by a megacorp. Something that does not treat me like infantile but adult. Something that does not spam me with ads and spy me at every possible moment. Something that has not been designed by bean counters to maximise profits but by engineers and designers to have a great product.

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answered 2014-01-30 16:43:23 +0300

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  • Continuation of Maemo and Meego, the only real computer OS in portable device currently
  • a Company that has the values that Nokia should and could have had
  • openness and working together
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answered 2014-01-30 17:30:51 +0300

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What got me interested in the product:

  • Proper Linux (its as close to a modern -if not future with wayland and systemd-user - desktop Linux)
  • Funky UI
  • Nothing stuffed down your throat by default (apps, bloatware etc)
  • Vibe of the company
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answered 2014-01-30 16:45:49 +0300

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  • community oriented
  • unlock the full potential of linux on a phone
  • control over your own data
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answered 2014-01-30 19:39:48 +0300

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updated 2014-01-30 19:47:06 +0300

  • Hears what Community likes and wants (together)
  • From Europe
  • Tries new things which the bigones won't do (UI, Gestures)
  • True Linux onboard
  • Possibility to fix things on my own without waiting for updates
  • Updates don't need a full flash of the phone (Like some Androids do)
  • It's sooo fast my S3 was never as fast as the Jolla
  • Battery lifetime (ok tohd was a show-stopper but see point 5 on my list)
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answered 2014-01-30 17:44:38 +0300

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updated 2014-01-30 17:45:23 +0300

  • Jolla is the underdog rivaling with much, much bigger companies, and it delivers a much more potent product - veeeery impressive
  • Jolla give me hope to have one day, what I really want: a true mobile computer in my pocket, that will replace all other computing devices, after it is connected to the currently needed periphery (to have gcc on a phone is awesame)
  • Jolla gives me the possibility to contribute (even in multiple ways)
  • Jolla contributes a lot to OSS and the community in general
  • Jolla has the guts to use very new and not entirely technology (BTRFS, wayland, libhybris, QT5 ...) and risks quite a lot doing it
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I add :

  • The base of mobile central unit which is going to remplace office computers.
TNZ ( 2014-02-03 21:55:27 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-01-30 16:48:51 +0300

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updated 2014-01-30 20:58:17 +0300

Jolla means (to me):

  • to be member of a #unlike community
  • to have a real open mobile platform (SailfishOS), and device (Jolla) as an alternative to closed ecosystem proprietary vendor-locks
  • I can enjoy a magnificent UX with swipes, pulleys and intuitive UI elements with customizable look-and-feel (Ambiences)
  • proof-of-concept showing that you don't have to be big to be Big in mobile tech, and that #Linux truly rules them allh
  • all you Sailotrs are doing a great job listening us, and letting us as users, devs and partners to contribute and be in all this Together with you!

Thank you!

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answered 2014-01-30 17:12:00 +0300

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updated 2014-01-30 17:12:29 +0300

1) Privacy - independence from large, non-European companies that want to collect every single bit of information about me.

2) The only European smartphone manufacturer. I see it as a battle of quality(EU) vs mass-market-chaos(US/Asia). Selling Nokia to M$ was a disappointment. Hopefully Jolla will rescue the situation.

3) Linux-based OS - it doesn't have to be fully open though.

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Well utan not based on Linux like Android... it Is Linux! Big difference there.

Ronny Karlsson ( 2014-02-06 01:22:21 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-01-30 16:38:51 +0300

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  • Freedom of choice
  • hopefully more FOSS than others
  • Helsinki Yachting Club
  • Community
  • Together
  • Unlike
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