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Focus on OS/native apps improvement? [not relevant]

asked 2014-11-28 11:23:25 +0200

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updated 2015-03-06 09:51:15 +0200

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Hello

With all the buzz about the tablet and/or a possible jolla-2, I am worried that they will be less effort put on the jolla-1 phone OS and native apps.

In my opinion to convince people to by the next hardware you have to have a solid 'current' model. I will not by a new jolla tablet/phone with OS version 2 without seeing already how is working this V2 on my actual jolla phone.

Gilles

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Hardware techs usually aren't also software techs, so you have your hardware people working on newer versions of hardware and you software people working on the OS and Apps.

I see no reason for them to diverge sailfish into different OSs just yet, so its likely we will see a SFOS 2.0 update for the Jolla, even if it disables a lot of the tablet specific functionality.

r0kk3rz ( 2014-11-28 12:15:10 +0200 )edit
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I feel the same. I don't care about second halfs, tablets, launchers with or without angry avians (wtf anyway?) The phone is unfinished.

darvari ( 2014-11-28 14:22:48 +0200 )edit
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Given that it's closing in on 5 months since the last stable update to Sailfish, I think this is a very legitimate concern. Wifi, mobile data and connectivity generally (amongst other things) are still in a state of disarray and nothing seems to be being done about it ...

meowmeow ( 2014-11-28 15:04:19 +0200 )edit
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I completely agree. There is a lot of unfinished work. First, and foremost, is the connectivity stack:

https://together.jolla.com/question/64892/bug-the-most-urgent-problem-connections-manager/

But also the native standard apps need a lot of work to become useful. Specifically thinking about the Mail app, browser, and especially the Maps app. The latter is useless since it was released on day one, and hasn't had any significant update since.

bilgy_no1 ( 2014-11-28 22:18:10 +0200 )edit

Jolla has HUGE potential. However, as long as the operating system will still require many updates and the amount of native applications will be so small - there's no waste of energy to new ideas. Jolla phone device is just fine - please, finish the OS!!!!

albacoris ( 2014-11-30 16:17:53 +0200 )edit

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answered 2014-11-28 14:07:05 +0200

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updated 2014-11-28 14:20:53 +0200

The OS is the same, it is not like there is Sailfish 1 for the phone and Sailfish 2 for the tablet.

My first impression after I came back from vacation was that Jolla has gone nuts and that there will be a "sailfish tablet os", but it was stated by officials that they will proceed like expected and all those raised questions for features that we already requested months ago for the phone became duplicates, the OS will still just be SailfishOS - they will make it scalable so it will become screen-size independent.

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answered 2014-11-28 11:47:47 +0200

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I do not see the tablet release as stealing focus from the phone in any major way.

The OS is supposed to be the same on the phone and the tablet, and the only improvement we are aware of, at the moment, that is kind of specific to the tablet is the split-screen mode (stretch goal #2).

Most of the changes needed for the tablet support are needed anyway for updated phones -- for example, a new phone will most probably have a different resolution than the first Jolla, and the support for high res screen will be reused there as well.

Another thing that needs to be very good on a tablet is the browser, and I think we would all welcome a better browser on the phone as well.

Porting to the tablet, with a different architecture will mean the BSP (Base Support Package) will need to change target, but I think the BSP layer of the phone should be in good shape already.

So I think there is no need to worry that the tablet development will steal people from the advancements on the phone part.

And the money Jolla Oy gathers from the pre-sales will help them stay afloat for a few more months and maybe purchase software packages to share between the phone and the tablet.

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