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What's the Sailfish 2.0 Roadmap?

asked 2014-11-23 06:15:03 +0300

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updated 2015-02-18 17:21:05 +0300

OK so I'm one of the 7.5k late to the party (well not really I had an N900 and watched Maemo get thrown under the bus).

What's the plan/roadmap for Sailfish 2.0? People powered is all well and good but I expect that the majority of us will expect that:

  • browsing
  • email
  • streaming
  • social media

will be solid - not rock solid, but solid. The world has changed since Fremantle. Last roadmap I could find is a year old. Reading the questions I'm seeing calls for a full featured browser, issues with app compatibility. I'm a tech but not a mobile dev tech so unless you need some solid DB optimizations done I'm not your guy.

I don't care whether the solution is to use Android apps in a VM or Sailfish native apps but what I'm reading here is that the native apps are not mature enough and the Android VMs interactions with Sailfish are not brilliant. That's going to be a lot of fun in May.

What I do care about is that the UX of Jolla (OS + Apps (they are inextricable)) is a close approximation of what we've become used to -- not the interface but the content delivery. It is competing directly with the iPad mini & Nexus 7 (they're in your specification comparison) and what I expect most of us are after is a device roughly comparable with them. We're all several years invested into various platforms (Evernote, Facebook, Skype, Netflix,google play, your preferred multi-platform password vault and cloud storage) and regardless of our allegiances my friends aren't moving from either skype or facebook in the near future.

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I hope they ship to the US and have support for most of our carriers. I never thought they'd ship anything to the US, but their tablet(which I bought from indiegogo today) is shipping to the US, which is giving me hope.

toxemicsquire4 ( 2014-11-23 09:32:34 +0300 )edit

Not quite the same as my question. Country support is a matter for regulatory approval.

I'm asking that regardless of where it is sold that it provides comparable experience for the apps we all use tablets for whether they are native or in a VM. Becuase none of us are up for re-writing Facebook/Skype... after being told that android apps can run in their own little VMs.

That's good, the caveat is that they have to run well and that's not the indication I got from the forums.

_gh_ ( 2014-12-05 09:27:18 +0300 )edit

Hey Jolla

Been nearly 2 weeks and no reply. You've got my money. What's the road-map?

_gh_ ( 2014-12-05 09:29:46 +0300 )edit

I am a relatively new Jolla User and came on board with the last opt-in update. From what little I can say, browsing is solid, there are even options for qt-based third party browsers (webcat) if the stock geckobased browser isn't your cup of tea. E-Mail is solid. I use it with gmail and a 1&1 imap-account. Really good onscreen keyboard. Social media, depends. I found two options for Facebook, webapp or a native app "Friends" wich delivers nicely. I started with option 1 but now almost exclusively use the latter. Music, Video etc...they all have there tiny problems but overall they really work well. What else do I use? There's also a Fahrplan app that runs great, Qr-Code Scanner, owncloud client, Tweetian for twitter, Tidings for RSS-News and SGAuth for Gauth. They are all solid in regard to stability. The odd feature might be missing but on mobile that's no big deal, imho. Some maps, some audiorecording...That's all I use mostly.

In case something's missing for you, Android support is actually pretty good. For example, you can easily install Tinder or Skype if that's what your' re after. I hear videochat works fine, not a Skypeuser myself. No idea about Evernote? Anyone?

What am I missing? Almost nothing. Maybe: better weather apps, better flashcards-app (could turn to android here), redshift displaycolor optimisation and better (i.e. automatic) connection management based on my location and time.

But well, these are really niche optimisations wich most other ecosystems don't easily offer alike.

lispy ( 2014-12-05 10:34:10 +0300 )edit

Can we all sit back for a moment or two and wait for FOSDEM (end of Jan) and MWC(Feb)? That is where you get your roadmap from.

chemist ( 2014-12-05 11:54:55 +0300 )edit

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answered 2015-02-19 15:29:34 +0300

You could refer to Soumya Bijjal's updates on dev list

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