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asked 2014-07-01 23:38:54 +0200

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Sure, SailfishOS still lacks alot of basic and advanced features other mobile OS already have. I really apreciate the added features over the last months, but I would also like to have some additional focus by Jolla on this parts:

  • bug fixes
  • performance
  • battery life

So why not plan doing every few releases a so called stability update which focus only on these 3 points without adding any new stuff?

What do other community members or Jolla sailors think about this?

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I cannot do anything but agree with you. For instance, I was a bit surprised Jolla was working on an Android launcher instead of fixing the bugs (or even FLAWS) making the device barely usable... Good thing to attract android users to Jolla, but they should do it once they have a product that is at least stable :( Plus, many new features they add contains bugs themselves. This is a never ending circle of bugs... Please Jolla: test more, bring less "new features" and fix those damns bugs (reboots, no call received, battery life, performance in launcher,...).

DaTa ( 2014-07-02 12:19:12 +0200 )edit

From my subjective point of view, battery life is actually great, compared to all smartphones I previously had. Depends on personal usage, though - maybe a special app is eating up your phone's energy? The overall performance is pretty much okay for me, too, I can't compain. Yes, there are still bugs to be fixed, I agree with that. But I like the approach of doing releases containing bugfixes and new features, so there's something in for almost everybody.

tokaru ( 2014-07-02 13:21:31 +0200 )edit

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answered 2014-07-02 01:02:45 +0200

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Releases usually combine features bug and other improvements. I personally dont see any reason to change that.

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I would vote for this approach. Bugs, performance (especially connectivity) and battery life should be on top of the list for fixing issues or creating new features. Whether you actually call it a bugfix or adding new feature is sometimes like twisting words. Eg. "support for emails with certain type of content" may be a new feature for someone, but actually from user point of view it just fixes a bug that certain emails have not been readable. Having said that, it's about a time (few months from dropping the beta status) to fix those issues that make phone unusable - especially due to unreliability. Features that are there should really work 100%, that is the basis for customer satisfaction.

Vesa ( 2014-07-02 08:53:02 +0200 )edit

answered 2014-07-02 08:14:44 +0200

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yes, please fix those reboots / shutdowns before summer holydays. everything else is secondary!

the phone is totally unusable in areas with weak network coverage, no matter how many paper you put under the battery.

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If its unbearable for you, please send your phone in for repair!

Start here:

cjp ( 2014-07-02 09:19:27 +0200 )edit

i don't see, how this could help... if there is a fix, it has to be included in the july update, i can wait for that.

if there's no fix, then what's the use of sending it in?

Leinad ( 2014-07-02 13:43:16 +0200 )edit

My phone is rebooting about 20 times a day. Mobile data gets lost after 5 minutes. But I have to agree Leinard! What will jolla do if I send it back? They will test it with their network and it will work. So they return it to me, and everything will be like before to me. They have to fix the software bugs immediately, nothing else!

SaimenSays ( 2014-07-03 00:44:05 +0200 )edit

answered 2014-07-01 23:43:44 +0200

rzr gravatar image

Then It would then help to agrea on priorities of things that need to be fixed first ?

And JollaHq could be part of this too...

Now how to sort this out ?

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Could be simple: as long as this thing is buggy as hell, do not develop new features. Just count the "bug" tags and you know why. ( 2014-07-02 15:20:15 +0200 )edit

Yes, fix the bugs! I will not wait months! I promise they will loose many cutomers and baggers faster then they imagine. When they are gone once, they are frustraded and it wont be easy to turn there mind again!

SaimenSays ( 2014-07-03 00:49:44 +0200 )edit

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