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What's Sailfish OS for Android devices' progress? [answered]

asked 2014-03-03 23:28:51 +0300

saragh0n gravatar image

updated 2015-05-05 17:57:09 +0300

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What's the progress on Sailfish OS for Android Devices? And Which devices are officially supported? Can any body from Jolla answer my question? Thanks.

Edit 5.5.14.: Any news on when it will be possible to have full Sailfish experience on some Android devices (not partially)?

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answered 2015-05-07 17:36:13 +0300

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updated 2015-05-07 18:58:37 +0300

To your updated question:

Jolla and the community are working on Sailfish ports for Android devices, you find some news here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/jolla-sailfish/general

There's the adaption list (as you can see, some devices already run Sailfish without/only few flaws): https://wiki.merproject.org/wiki/Adaptations/libhybris

And also a video of Sailfish OS 2.0 running on a Nexus 5: http://www.jollausers.com/2015/03/hands-on-video-with-sailfish-os-2-0-on-google-nexus-5/

Even though Jolla hasn't talked anymore about it, it is work in progress. Sailfish OS 2.0 on the tablet is a port as well and the company wants to make their OS more attractive to OEMs and thus easy to port to new hardware. The hole restriction with the licenced Android Support is a hole other topic - no news on that.

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answered 2014-03-03 23:40:15 +0300

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Not from Jolla but here is the publicly available information:

  • At MWC Sailfish was demonstrated on a Nexus 4, a Nexus 7, a Galaxy SIII, an Idol X and a Xiaomi
  • Current state of the Mer libybris adaptations (upon which Sailfish runs on Android devices can be found here.
  • In #sailfishos on Freenode it was stated that the Sailors were hoping to get developer images out to early adopters who can help with the porting effort very soon, and that images would be available for general consumption hopefully before the end of H1 this year.
  • I'm not sure that any of these can be 'officially' supported but I would imagine they'd be community supported much in the same way as CM/AOKP and other community-driven OS ports/builds
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Ok. Thanks for your answer. This is really good. I hope developer images will be released soonish.

saragh0n ( 2014-03-03 23:53:50 +0300 )edit

According to this thread the list on the mer-hybris wiki is outdated.

filmor ( 2014-03-07 09:06:47 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-03-31 01:14:49 +0300

Spam Hunter gravatar image

I spotted this just now;


It would seem that there is no 'support' for any model of phone just yet, but the article above covers the Nexus 4 and openly divulges that the ROMS are watermarked, not fully functional/experimental.

I've just been given a Samsung Galaxy S2 (had to repair USB board, done for £7), but I'm hoping to see Sailfish for SII.


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answered 2014-03-31 01:26:48 +0300

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Nexus 7.

TBH i don't think the way you use a jolla phone can be applied to a tablet. They will probably need to change stuff.

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I would be fine with that. I hope Jolla devs can get the 3G working for Nexus 7 and release "alpha" version asap. As long as the browser is working in landscape it is enough for a starters :)

Jolla095 ( 2014-03-31 11:28:20 +0300 )edit

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