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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/2018/0...INAL.pdf?x54860

A press release announcing the partnership between Planet Computers and Jolla has been released, too:
https://jolla.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/0...ters.pdf?x39789

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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.

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Article on telegra.ph:

http://telegra.ph/Jolla-presents-Sailfish-...re-Phones-02-26

Thanks to mja from the Telegram Gemini channel.

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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/2018/0...INAL.pdf?x54860

A press release announcing the partnership between Planet Computers and Jolla has been released, too:
https://jolla.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/0...ters.pdf?x39789

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

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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.

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No, it did not, but I wonder if the higher order number 72xx range will set me back another month.
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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.
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Curious as to what you guys see as advantages to using Sailfish?

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Hi Mark,

personally, my hopes are high for Sailfish OS 3.

https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news...sh-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...

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

Thanks,

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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....




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Hi Mark,

personally, my hopes are high for Sailfish OS 3.

https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news...sh-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...

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

Thanks,

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Quote from: ArchiMark
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 from: greguu
Hi Mark,

personally, my hopes are high for Sailfish OS 3.

https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news...sh-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 from: ArchiMark
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.  

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