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OESF Portables Forum _ Misc News _ Jolla announces Sailfish 3, Planet Computers announces partnership with Jolla to bring Sailfish OS to Gemini PDA

Posted by: Varti Feb 26 2018, 05:34 AM



During the ongoing Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Jolla has announced the release of Sailfish 3, ” the third generation of its independent mobile operating system, along with new device support for Sony’s Xperia™ XA2, the Gemini PDA, and INOI tablets.”

Press release available here: https://jolla.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/MWC2018_press_release_FINAL.pdf?x54860

A press release announcing the partnership between Planet Computers and Jolla has been released, too:
https://jolla.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Partner_press_release_Planet_Computers.pdf?x39789

Varti

Posted by: Varti Feb 26 2018, 05:46 AM

Some photos from Jolla’s stand, where the Gemini is being displayed:

https://twitter.com/cybette/status/968075989724082176

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DW8vP76X0AAAs2n.jpg

A tweet from Planet regarding the Jolla announcement:
https://twitter.com/planetcom2017/status/968077867627302912

Thanks to scops for the links.

Varti

Posted by: Varti Feb 26 2018, 05:52 AM

Article on telegra.ph:

http://telegra.ph/Jolla-presents-Sailfish-OS-30-new-devices-and-support-for-Feature-Phones-02-26

Thanks to mja from the Telegram Gemini channel.

Varti

Posted by: greguu Feb 26 2018, 11:48 AM

QUOTE(Varti @ Feb 27 2018, 02:34 AM) *


During the ongoing Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Jolla has announced the release of Sailfish 3, ” the third generation of its independent mobile operating system, along with new device support for Sony’s Xperia™ XA2, the Gemini PDA, and INOI tablets.”

Press release available here: https://jolla.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/MWC2018_press_release_FINAL.pdf?x54860

A press release announcing the partnership between Planet Computers and Jolla has been released, too:
https://jolla.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Partner_press_release_Planet_Computers.pdf?x39789

Varti



This is great news - official support - I am in a hurry to get the 4G upgrade perk now....

Posted by: Varti Feb 26 2018, 07:19 PM

QUOTE(greguu @ Feb 26 2018, 08:48 PM) *
This is great news - official support - I am in a hurry to get the 4G upgrade perk now....

Glad to hear that, and luckily the upgrade perk's price has not been risen like the ones for a Gemini unit.

Varti

Posted by: greguu Feb 27 2018, 12:14 AM

QUOTE(Varti @ Feb 27 2018, 04:19 PM) *
QUOTE(greguu @ Feb 26 2018, 08:48 PM) *
This is great news - official support - I am in a hurry to get the 4G upgrade perk now....

Glad to hear that, and luckily the upgrade perk's price has not been risen like the ones for a Gemini unit.

Varti


No, it did not, but I wonder if the higher order number 72xx range will set me back another month.

Posted by: speculatrix Mar 5 2018, 01:04 PM

I kind of wish I'd bought two now, one wifi, one 4g, so I could use the 2nd for sailfish and other interesting distros we'll see come out.

Posted by: ArchiMark Mar 5 2018, 02:58 PM

Curious as to what you guys see as advantages to using Sailfish?

Thanks,

Mark

Posted by: greguu Mar 6 2018, 01:22 PM

Hi Mark,

personally, my hopes are high for Sailfish OS 3.

https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Sailfish-OS-3-In-2018
https://jolla.com/sailfish3/

"improved multi-tasking" , "built-in hardware keyboard support", "Full support for landscape UI"

Possibly more to come...

Greguu

QUOTE(ArchiMark @ Mar 6 2018, 11:58 AM) *
Curious as to what you guys see as advantages to using Sailfish?

Thanks,

Mark


Posted by: ArchiMark Mar 6 2018, 09:36 PM

Hi Greg,

So, sounds like it's like a better version of Android, so to speak?

Don't mean this literally, but more like how it should have been like, perhaps....




QUOTE(greguu @ Mar 6 2018, 01:22 PM) *
Hi Mark,

personally, my hopes are high for Sailfish OS 3.

https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Sailfish-OS-3-In-2018
https://jolla.com/sailfish3/

"improved multi-tasking" , "built-in hardware keyboard support", "Full support for landscape UI"

Possibly more to come...

Greguu

QUOTE(ArchiMark @ Mar 6 2018, 11:58 AM) *
Curious as to what you guys see as advantages to using Sailfish?

Thanks,

Mark



Posted by: greguu Mar 6 2018, 09:58 PM

QUOTE(ArchiMark @ Mar 7 2018, 06:36 PM) *
Hi Greg,

So, sounds like it's like a better version of Android, so to speak?

Don't mean this literally, but more like how it should have been like, perhaps....




QUOTE(greguu @ Mar 6 2018, 01:22 PM) *
Hi Mark,

personally, my hopes are high for Sailfish OS 3.

https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Sailfish-OS-3-In-2018
https://jolla.com/sailfish3/

"improved multi-tasking" , "built-in hardware keyboard support", "Full support for landscape UI"

Possibly more to come...

Greguu

QUOTE(ArchiMark @ Mar 6 2018, 11:58 AM) *
Curious as to what you guys see as advantages to using Sailfish?

Thanks,

Mark




Hi Mark,

it is hard to compare the two. For quite a while I use Sailfish OS on my main personal phone and found it very refreshing and less bloated than Android. Saying that, I was a Meego user on a Nokia N9 for many years. The Jolla team consists of some developers that left Nokia in 2011 or so. Overall my opinion may be a bit biased, but I think Sailfish OS is amazing, efficient and runs well. The swipe interface clever. You can run most (but not all) Android applications also under Sailfish via Alien Dalvik. However, I never really used that feature so I can not comment on how useful it is. I hope Jolla will have a continued success story and Sailfish OS will prevail as an alternative mobile OS on a market otherwise dominated by Google and Apple. It is not 100% opensource, same as Android, but their philosophy and technology a more appealing to me. It is closer to Linux than Android and more opensource friendly, also for developers.

Greguu

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