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Support lifecycle for first device

asked 2014-06-08 00:06:47 +0200

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updated 2014-07-18 20:07:22 +0200

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For how long will the first Jolla device have official support? In particular, since a second device has been announced, how does that affect the support for the first device?

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answered 2014-06-08 14:34:50 +0200

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updated 2014-06-08 14:35:14 +0200

the first Jolla's phone will be fully support for 16/18 moths form now. we have a lots of months to have a better and better Sailfish OS optimyzed for our phone.

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What is your source?

TLem ( 2014-06-09 09:34:02 +0200 )edit

rumors and articles online

idro ( 2014-06-09 12:00:45 +0200 )edit

TBH i am expecting jolla to keep updating the OS on the phones for much longer than that.

ApB ( 2014-06-09 12:14:22 +0200 )edit
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I guess Jolla is dependent on the hardware manufactures, and how willing they are to release open drivers or at least open specs. Qualcomm isn't very forthcoming in that regard, to put it mildly. They keep things in closed blobs. As such, we're stuck with Linux kernel 3.4 and Android drivers, because the lack of drivers for newer kernels. (Much like the N9 is stuck on the aging 2.6 kernel) And some point, those manufactures simply won't provide software support for their hardware.

The situation is bad. It's the reason there never was a fully usable Android port for the N9, and why there's no fully working Sailfish image for the N9.

A community sometimes can work around it by hacking, using reverse engineered drivers or ""stealing"" the drivers from other devices.

Fuzzillogic ( 2014-07-18 20:22:22 +0200 )edit

Would you prefer the Mediatek situation, where drivers are not available at all?

Giacomo Di Giacomo ( 2014-07-18 22:26:25 +0200 )edit
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