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Could Jolla 2 = TOH + Fairphone [not relevant]

asked 2013-12-29 04:17:43 +0300

updated 2014-01-03 19:20:37 +0300

Was looking over at the Fairphone folks and it hit me, could #unlike's 2nd device, and a clearer focus for market influence, be in combining the open developing happening with SailfishOS, the IP of The Other Half (TOH), and Fairphone's logistical and sustainability goals?

That's not to say that Jolla hasn't been forthcoming, nor forward-moving - but that it would seem that both Fairphone and Jolla are aiming at a very similar kind of customer (in the Western demographic sense of things), and it would seem to be a solid match.

And even if not for an upcoming Jolla device, why wouldn't SailfishOS be ported to the current and upcoming Fairphone hardware specs? It just seems to fit

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There's also some crossover with what Aral Balkan (@aral on twitter) is doing at http://indiephone.eu with more socially informed software.

It'd be great to see these efforts pulling together to challenge the current mobile OS duopoly.

aegis ( 2014-01-02 15:41:21 +0300 )edit

The tag contains "jolla" and "2". I think you would like to say "jolla2", or "jolla-2"?

TeHeR ( 2014-01-03 16:37:07 +0300 )edit

"in the Western demographic sense": As far as I know, Jolla sees/expects a great future for Sailfish on Asian markets ... This may not exclude, that Jolla and Fairphone could cooperate. However, at least for the moment, I do not see that Sailfish is suited for Fairphone: Fairphone customers probably rather want something mature and proven.

jgr ( 2014-01-05 23:28:55 +0300 )edit

@jgr - I would agree that many of Fairphone's customers might want something more mature (I think many in the Jolla/SailfishOS team have more than proven themselves in light of Maemo, MeeGo, WebOS, and BB10). But you are right, it might not be a good match; just one worth exploring.

arjwright ( 2014-01-05 23:36:52 +0300 )edit

I would be a good match in the sense that FairPhone has high ethical goals, but fails in regard of software freedom. Fairphone users would most probably be very thankful to jolla for porting Sailfish !

eriolloan ( 2014-03-01 12:16:31 +0300 )edit

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answered 2015-10-23 21:20:01 +0300

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Looks like Sailfish OS is finally coming to Fairphone 2.

(And the other good news is that FairPhone 2 also seems to have extension pogopins available à la TOH)

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answered 2015-10-23 23:12:44 +0300

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updated 2015-10-23 23:53:49 +0300

What they really need is something like the Nexus 6p. http://video.wired.com/watch/review-google-nexus-6p And native apps of course.

This fairfone is very nice if you want to show of how much you care about being good, and if you want to take apart your Phone. But phones that do well are great looking superfast high-spec-screen devices with fingerprint scanners and so on. Fairphone just is not like that.

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You would be suprised how many customer of our shop - we sell phones among other IT - are disappointed when broken USB port means trashing the device... Think of it as "laptop vs. desktop" in terms of repairability.

Yeah, Fairphone 2 is ugly, but I will buy it anyways :D At least I can get the translucent back cover ;)

Direc ( 2015-11-04 23:23:21 +0300 )edit

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