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

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

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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 2013-12-28 17:19:44 +0300

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updated 2013-12-28 17:19:44 +0300

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Nokia N9. When it's no longer need it as backup for jolla. Why? It is physically smaller than jolla and display feels a bit nicer as well. But most importantly just to breath some life into it. New bugs are much more interesting than the old and known ones :)

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Nokia N9 is not an Android Hardware Adaption device. Also there already exist ports of SailfishOS to N9.

Morpog ( 2013-12-28 17:26:00 +0300 )edit

These ports should just be a bit easier to install and update. I have an abandoned 64Gb N9 in my family and can't wait to get Sailfish in it.

Upp15 ( 2014-01-06 14:36:37 +0300 )edit

A stable port would in fact be great (especially since the NFC could be usable, not stuck to The Other Half connection). Size is great too.

Triton ( 2014-01-12 21:28:48 +0300 )edit

yep, we got two abandoned N9s....damn they were expensive!!!!

t0mps0 ( 2014-01-14 19:49:10 +0300 )edit

I love to breath some life into my N9, which was indeed damn expensive. It was a really good device, but it had way to many annoying bugs that weren't being fixed. Being able to put Jolla on it would make me very happy. :-)

avdwoude ( 2014-02-24 23:07:53 +0300 )edit

answered 2013-12-29 18:52:33 +0300

I would like to see it on the Fairphone.

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I second that, the Fairphone philosophy fits quite nicely with the open-source one, I think.

Triton ( 2014-01-12 21:22:14 +0300 )edit

That would great indeed! I would even consider buying one in the future.

avdwoude ( 2014-02-24 23:08:42 +0300 )edit

Just read about the Fairphone, and sailfish's privacy policy + that kind of social/ecological awareness sounds like a perfect fit!

Tobbe ( 2015-01-31 21:50:58 +0300 )edit

That would fit perfect for me and I guess most fairphone-users would appreciate it :)

HanSolo_361 ( 2015-02-06 20:36:49 +0300 )edit

I agree, would greatly appreciate a port of Sailfish OS to the Fairphone 2.

WilliePre ( 2015-07-15 02:08:27 +0300 )edit

answered 2013-12-28 17:36:41 +0300

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Nexus 5 because will be popular due to low price/performance.

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Imagine Sailfish with that beauty of display 1080 x 1920 pixels and 445 ppi

mariano ( 2013-12-30 17:50:39 +0300 )edit

i imagine it to give you a hard time with the edge gestures though...

egnat69 ( 2014-01-07 11:41:02 +0300 )edit

With Jolla I always start edge gestures from the edge of the device although they only need to be started from the edge of display. So I don't think it will be a problem even with a device that has all-display front. If needed, some threshold for gestures can be added in the OS.

hana ( 2014-01-16 20:09:05 +0300 )edit

Yes, please add Nexus 5 asap, it's excellent hardware and would greatly benefit from a great OS as well :-)

melg01 ( 2014-02-25 09:24:38 +0300 )edit

Many many users use Nexus 5

william.gen ( 2014-03-12 03:18:46 +0300 )edit

answered 2013-12-28 17:17:52 +0300

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updated 2013-12-28 17:43:21 +0300

Nexus 7 (2012)

Tegra 3, 4 cores @ 1,2Ghz, 1GB RAM, 16GB or 32GB storage, 1280x720, 7"

A proof of concept already exists by @thp.

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Morpog ( 2013-12-28 17:44:15 +0300 )edit

I'd be curious to see it on Tegra 5 devices once they become available.

Yaniel ( 2013-12-29 16:24:34 +0300 )edit

n7 grouper indeed

frullewulle ( 2013-12-30 17:03:04 +0300 )edit

Nexus 7, yes, as I just got one :)

juiceme ( 2014-01-07 11:16:23 +0300 )edit

Just a little bit more. libhybris adaptation!!! Audio, GSM, Vol keys ... and it's a go.

Jolla095 ( 2014-06-25 14:19:47 +0300 )edit

answered 2013-12-28 19:32:10 +0300

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Sony Xperia Z1, great hardware and waterproof

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Also Z and ZR and other slight variants.

Oliver ( 2014-01-07 18:50:49 +0300 )edit

Especially coming Z1 Compact.

Manatus ( 2014-01-13 10:20:31 +0300 )edit

Z1 compact. Only compact 'flagship' phone with flagship features and hardware. Also, Sony flagship phones are the only ones available in worldwide markets (as opposed to Japan) that are waterproof (necessary for me and desirable for many others). Also, Z1 Compact has been outselling iPhone in Japan (top of charts) for 4-5 months, and has been a huge success worldwide since its recent launch.

midnightoil ( 2014-02-13 10:49:02 +0300 )edit

Any idea if callrecording (finally) works on Xperia's?

manut ( 2014-02-25 13:22:12 +0300 )edit

I reckon if Sailfish ran on a Z-series (MSM8974 SoC, quad Krait 400, Adreno 330) then it'l run on all devices with this SoC, isn't it? This includes a few SGS4, Nexus 5, LG G2, many Lumia (e.g. Lumia 1520) & the entire Z-series. Provided that those other devices have unlocked bootloaders and can be rooted (which might be a problem on the Lumia's).

manut ( 2014-03-02 15:16:06 +0300 )edit

answered 2015-11-06 00:51:21 +0300

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updated 2015-12-14 00:00:29 +0300

The Puzzlephone.

It is currently on Indiegogo.

It seems to have:

  1. relatively good hardware
  2. it is an interesting idea with the modules
  3. it is from a finnish startup
  4. It should be relatively "sustainable" and ecological
  5. made in Finland
  6. and they just said that they think about an option to unlock the Bootloader. Update: they wrote in the Campaign comments: "Unlocked boot loader will be provided. And we love AOSP and Sailfish... ;)", so maybe there could be at least at some point some support for porting it, if not immediately.
  7. Update:They have added a perk for development kit for custom Heart modules. so something like TOH seems possible... TOH, The Other Heart.
  8. Update: PuzzlePhone and Jolla did announce cooperation on Slush just now, SFOS will be ported first as community version.

SFOS on PuzzlePhone

What else do we need?

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Definetly. And since they go about giving their puzzlepieces cute names, they could call SFOS/Android the soul of that puzzle :D

mlatu ( 2015-11-06 11:29:40 +0300 )edit

That sounds very nice. The Sailfish soul... :-)

dac ( 2015-11-06 11:59:21 +0300 )edit

I guess we should look how many are interested in this and then try to make our voice heard with Jolla and Puzzlephone teams. If it is enough people, maybe we can achieve something.

dac ( 2015-11-06 22:41:29 +0300 )edit

Ahhh, Soulfish :)

Edz ( 2015-11-09 21:41:21 +0300 )edit

@Markkyboy awesome... Soulfish... :-D Great...

dac ( 2015-11-09 21:45:08 +0300 )edit

answered 2013-12-29 12:59:54 +0300

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Nexus 7 (2013). It's enough bleeding-edge spec wise and also a very nice piece of HW. Affordable, too.

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I'd buy a second Nexus 7 in white if this happened!

keithzg ( 2013-12-30 16:47:24 +0300 )edit

I'd buy a Nexus 7 is Sailfish is ported to it.

WilliePre ( 2014-01-06 17:38:30 +0300 )edit

answered 2013-12-28 17:47:44 +0300

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Motorola Moto G, the best price/performance ratio at this time.

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If I had to choose an alternative phone hardware, I would also take this one. Jolla is the proof that you don't need bleeding edge hardware, this one would be enough. It would make a cool development device :-) ( 2013-12-30 12:09:59 +0300 )edit

Doesn't the Moto G uses the same SoC as the Jolla phone? The moto G is quad core (Cortex A7) while the Jolla is dual core (krait 200 or 300?). Otherwise they use the same gpu and lots of other stuff is the same. I don't think it will be too dificult to get Sailfish running on the Moto G. In fact I reckon it will run without lots of modifications on most devices with Adreno 305 and SoC's from MSM8226 (Cortex A7) upto MSM8930AB (Krait 300) (Jolla phone supposedly uses MSM8930AA which is Krait 300)

manut ( 2014-03-02 16:06:38 +0300 )edit

Most of my friends have this phone. Its ultra affordable so running sailfish on it would increase a huge user base for sailfish which in turn would bring more developer activity.

pavi ( 2014-11-23 03:02:11 +0300 )edit

answered 2013-12-28 18:18:13 +0300

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I would like to be able to run Sailfish OS on any open-source hardware development ARM boards :) Of course Raspberry Pi is also an interesting target ;)

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Sadly SailfishOS is ARMv7 and above.

Stskeeps ( 2013-12-28 18:24:33 +0300 )edit

In same board category: beaglebone. (AFAIK beagleboard runs mer)

rsainio ( 2013-12-28 18:49:57 +0300 )edit

Honestly I won't cry if I cannot run it on Raspberry Pi. I am interested in booting Sailfish OS on boards with Allwinner and Rockchip CPU such as OLinuXino, CubieBoard and Radxa Rock.

leon.anavi ( 2013-12-28 19:34:43 +0300 )edit

WeTab? See also this tweet: #Sailfish on my #WeTab... In progress !

NikosAlexandris ( 2013-12-28 22:41:56 +0300 )edit

For me thats where awsome. Sailfish on Raspberry PI that will be my Own Cloud to sync my Sailfish-Devices

Chili ( 2014-11-29 21:36:15 +0300 )edit

answered 2013-12-28 19:59:11 +0300

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A tablet, that will give me seamless experience of same OS features that I have and will have on Jolla device. No doubt porting to other hardware is great expectations but a Jolla Tablet would be excellent.

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I voted for the Nexus 7 as it is a 'plain' Android tablet, but in general I think next port should be on any tablet (the one that offers the path of least resistance :) ), to show that SailfishOS can shine also on bigger devices than phones.

simosagi ( 2013-12-31 12:17:46 +0300 )edit

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