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Varti
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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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Varti
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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Varti
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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greguu
QUOTE(Varti @ Feb 27 2018, 02:34 AM) *
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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....
Varti
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
greguu
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.
speculatrix
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.
ArchiMark
Curious as to what you guys see as advantages to using Sailfish?

Thanks,

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

Thanks,

Mark

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

Thanks,

Mark


greguu
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...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(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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