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What hardware/devices would you like to see SailfishOS on? [duplicate]

asked 2013-12-28 17:12:45 +0300

updated 2014-07-28 09:14:14 +0300

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This article talks about that "You will soon be able turn your Android device into a Sailfish device"

Jolla pioneered the ability to use existing Android hardware adaptations with the libhybris project and the first Jolla device is built upon an Android hardware adaptation (but is not Android, just uses the hardware adaptation)

What devices would you like to see SailfishOS on - what chipset, how much RAM, how big internal storage, what resolution and screen size, cores and speed? .. and why?

If a device exists already as an answer, vote it up!

One device per answer!

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Acer Iconia A1! I don't like Android so would love to use Sailfish in that too! :)

Timpaxi ( 2013-12-29 12:38:39 +0300 )edit

Droid 5, if leaks are true it should be very comparable to current Jolla (S4 dualcore, 1Gb RAM, 16Gb internal) but better screen 720p and HWKB

szopin ( 2013-12-29 17:38:59 +0300 )edit

Should the title read 'Android-based devices'?

Jukka ( 2013-12-31 09:16:28 +0300 )edit

I see a lot of demand in the Answer section for Jolla (or nemo) Tablet. But before that happens, you must support landscape first. Please make it happen ;-)

CsTom ( 2014-01-07 13:50:36 +0300 )edit

I think this would be a nice improvement for the main Jolla website: allowing people to sign-up with their e-mail and current phone model they would wish to have Sailfish OS on. They could then be announced when Sailfish is available for their phone. I have friends who are interested in this.

Drekkarian ( 2014-01-12 16:39:37 +0300 )edit

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answered 2013-12-30 17:52:32 +0300

vakkov gravatar image

I am surprised to see that Galaxy Nexus is not already listed. It should be pretty easy to port Sailfish on it. Furthermore we have already seen Nemo booting on it (thanks to Sage).

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answered 2013-12-28 17:36:59 +0300

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updated 2014-04-18 19:30:27 +0300

Samsung Galaxy Note III (or newer)

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 (or newer)

Samsung Galaxy Note Pro (12") [ I need this one ASAP :) ]

In short: 5.5" for phone, 10-12" for tablet, in both cases wacom-style stylus. Enough RAM for modern applications (for a mobile PC) and whole day battery life no matter what. Hardware keyboard on top of it would be perfect.

Disclaimer: I use SG Note II and besides crippled OS it is really nice hardware. I need Note Pro for working with real world documents, but there is no software that runs on it (Samsung crippleware excluded).

I do not know how SailfishOS would look on a tablet, but with some kind of tailing WM it could be usable.

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Note 3 would be very nice. And it's relatively lightweight for the display size; the same weight as Motorola Milestone, and lighter than Nokia N900.

hana ( 2014-01-14 01:59:44 +0300 )edit

its very powerfull phone and very popular

elgeo ( 2014-11-29 14:35:03 +0300 )edit

answered 2015-11-25 10:27:53 +0300

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updated 2015-11-25 10:27:53 +0300

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Fairphone 2: repairable, fair produced, modular and with good specifications.

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answered 2015-07-11 21:28:04 +0300

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All of the Sony Xperia Z series, they have excellent hardware specs and a great camera, not to mention amazing battery. All that is missing is a stunning OS such as SF! (android is so boring)

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including tablets!

gri4994 ( 2015-11-13 08:42:33 +0300 )edit

answered 2015-09-06 11:03:21 +0300

HanSolo_361 gravatar image

Shift5+ and Shift7+

I'd like to see SailfishOS on a fair produced phone like Fairphone2. The shiftphones are designed in Germany and produced in China, but under quiet fair conditions like an 8h working day. Very seldom for China... They are also crowdsourced and price/performance ratio is nearly perfect.

Watch for the specs @ www.shiftphones.com and

for the crowdfund-project @ https://www.startnext.de/shift-reloaded

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+1 it seems to be a great project.

peter-berlin ( 2016-01-10 16:49:29 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-03-12 00:17:49 +0300

Giacomo Di Giacomo gravatar image

The Nokia 808 PureView. Strangely nobody named it, including myself, since it is the other phone I use. I still have to see a device with comparable video and audio hardware.

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I too have an 808. It may sound unbelievably to you but I like Symbian better (currently) than jolla/Android/WP. Besides it's awesome optical prowess, it's also one o/t loudest phones around (with a small patch), has one o/t best Amoled screens albeit in low resolution and has a terrific call-recording quality unmatched by ANYTHING on the market. In fact the 808's audio recording capabilities are second to none. And Symbian with it's low footprint agile multitasking fits that handset perfect.

manut ( 2014-03-14 17:28:07 +0300 )edit

Oh i forgot to mention that the ARM11 is a highly unlikely target for SailFish OS. If it ran on the 808PV then it runs on the Raspberry Pi too since it uses the same CPU & GPU ;-)

manut ( 2014-03-14 17:29:57 +0300 )edit

Probably not very realistic as afaik the bootloaders are heavily protected on Symbian phones.

onion ( 2014-04-07 15:39:48 +0300 )edit

answered 2013-12-29 18:51:50 +0300

Roth gravatar image

It'd be cool to see Sailfish OS on the Lumia 800 (or any Lumia) since it has similar hardware as the N9.

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It would be really glad. I would really enjoy a Lumia 1020 with its lossless PureView running Sailfish OS. But I don't think it is not really possible. Lumia's bootloaders are still unlocked and there might be problems with Nokia/Microsoft (just like for the Nokia N9).

air-dex ( 2013-12-30 01:02:59 +0300 )edit

Lumia800 & N9 don't have same hardware.

TNZ ( 2014-03-03 14:16:39 +0300 )edit

@air-dex: You mean "Lumia's bootloaders are still locked"

manut ( 2014-03-04 20:44:35 +0300 )edit

answered 2013-12-28 20:16:53 +0300

asys3 gravatar image

HDMI sticks like MK808. Would offer FullHD experience for a low price.

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answered 2013-12-29 12:34:11 +0300

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The makeplaylive.com vivaldi tablet which is not yet released - but the recently released improv board, which it seemingly will be based on, already runs mer, qt5, wayland etc. And it is/will be open hardware.


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This is the most obvious choice. ;)

ossi1967 ( 2014-01-07 13:54:32 +0300 )edit

answered 2013-12-29 12:40:12 +0300

Would be nice to see Sailfish on the previous generation flagships of other manufacturers (Samsung, HTC, etc). Since the OP specifically states one device - I'll say the Samsung GS3 (which itself has multiple different chipsets thanks to the LTE/3G versions). I believe the most common version is the Exynos 4412 3G version which is advertised as having 1GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, a 1280x720 4.8" display with 4 cores running at 1.4GHz.

Why? At the moment, it's probably the most populous "previous" generation flagship around, it'll run Sailfish beautifully (in an ideal world), and would probably be the easiest way to get a massive bump in Sailfish OS usage numbers.

(This answer can also be applied to any previous generation flagship from other companies, but the S3 (and 3G version specifically) was chosen in this case because of the numerical advantage)

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