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Developing custom roms for wider range of android smarthones? [answered]

asked 2014-12-05 17:58:13 +0200

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updated 2015-03-06 09:36:29 +0200

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Hi! I would like to know what is your plan for developing custom roms for wider range of android smartphones or at least making process of porting Sailfish OS to other smartphones - easier? I know there are some devices like GS3 and Nexus 4/7 that already have Sailfish ported for them, but not a single phone have stable Sailfish OS port with all features usable (camera, calls...) that can be used as a daily driver. Why are things developing so slow? Where is the problem?

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The main reason for the "slow" development is that Sailfish OS is mainly driven by Jolla smartphones. Therefore priority is mainly on developing the phone OS further and if there is enough manpower, developing the launcher further. Jolla is quite a small company so they have to focus their manpower.

drummer12 ( 2014-12-05 18:13:16 +0200 )edit

From what I understand, the work porters are doing generally will speed the adaption to other devices in future. However, I'm sure there is more Jolla could do to improve and update the HADK itself ... and I seriously question the wisdom of prioritising the launcher.

midnightoil ( 2014-12-05 23:10:49 +0200 )edit

I think the HADK will maybe improve when Ubuntu Touch is released, because that is also using libhybris for android ports.

taaem ( 2014-12-08 13:02:15 +0200 )edit

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answered 2014-12-05 19:00:35 +0200

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updated 2014-12-08 11:37:40 +0200

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the porters team are largely community members rather than jolla sailors.

the HADK is there and you can join them to port sailfish to whatever device you would like


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