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    Phoronix: Jolla's First Smartphone Powered By Wayland

    We have long known that Jolla, the company founded by former Nokia employees, has been toying with Wayland for their future smartphones. We now have confirmation that right from the start their first phone will be running on Wayland...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTQxMDA

  • #2
    500$ phone with this configuration? Although I would give them my best of luck but I highly doubt it will shine.

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    • #3
      Somewhat agree, but the hw is only half of the product, the other half is the sw.
      You don't need a quad core cpu on a phone, unless your apps are running on half-native/interpreted goo like Java/Dalvik, which is also sucking a lot more memory and doing garbage collection (gc) which leads to hiccups => the experience playing a game is better on a dual-core CPU in C++ than with Java on a quad core cause you can't normally escape gc with Java or with other (half)interpreted crap.
      Wayland is also better than SurficeFlinger.
      Last edited by mark45; 07-13-2013, 12:07 PM.

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      • #4
        They Need To Rethink that Price

        There are definitely going to have some die-hard fans of Linux and Sailfish who will buy this no matter the price, but I highly doubt the general market is going to pass up an HTC One or iPhone 5 for this.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Honton View Post
          Maybe more likable, not better. One is production quality another is research or development quality. The difference is literally millions of years in service on a large of variety of hw.
          So? i still need to restart Android 2.3 phones each day

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          • #6
            his Wayland Phone's are Unlocked? if so the price is not bad at all

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Ramiliez View Post
              So? i still need to restart Android 2.3 phones each day
              I never have to do that with my galaxy s2 running android 4.1...

              In any case I don't think surfaceflinger would be the cause of needing to resart your phone anyway...

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Honton View Post
                The difference is literally millions of years in service on a large of variety of hw.
                The biggest bullshit exaggeration I read today. The bullshit lies in the details, the number of users multiplied by the num of hours gives the perfect bullshit stats of an extremely well tested and working piece of software, which it is not, just like windows or IE6 is a gazillion trintillion bazillion years in service and still is junk. But you won't get it. I just used your analogy to prove IE6 is DA BEST.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by bwat47 View Post
                  I never have to do that with my galaxy s2 running android 4.1...

                  In any case I don't think surfaceflinger would be the cause of needing to resart your phone anyway...
                  it's Android the software is Locked down so you have to ROM it to fix any thing and the carrier was the one who picked if you get update's that is why i Liked iOS over Android was you can pug it into your computer and upgrade it any time the new Jolla Wayland Smartphone looks really good

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                  • #10
                    so Wayland's now Shipping so now does Matt from LAS have to ware a monkey suit now?

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                    • #11
                      Well the phone actually costs 400, which may or may not convert to $500 when it's released outside of Europe. The specs aren't even fully clarified yet. A dual-core could still be an A15 based SoC or a Snapdragon S4, which would still be quite fast for a 400 phone. In any case, one has to take into account that Jolla is a low volume product from a startup and as such it's very likely they will get a worse deal than any of the large android OEMs on HW.
                      Last edited by Raven3x7; 07-13-2013, 01:45 PM.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Raven3x7 View Post
                        Well the phone actually costs 400, which may or may not convert to $500 when it's released outside of Europe. The specs aren't even fully clarified yet. A dual-core could still be an A15 based SoC or a Snapdragon S4, which would still be quite fast for a 400 phone. In any case, one has to take into account that Jolla is a low volume product from a startup and as such it's very likely they will get a worse deal than any of the large android OEMs on HW.
                        far as i know it's not going to be a low volume Phone he has many many backers

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                        • #13
                          $500 is way too expensive for those specs to be successful.

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                          • #14
                            Does Jolla plan to support android apps? What is the plan with regard to app ecossystem? HTML5?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Figueiredo View Post
                              Does Jolla plan to support android apps? What is the plan with regard to app ecossystem? HTML5?
                              Yes, it has Android app support. The ecosystem is QML/QT5. It is running Sailfish OS which is build ontop of the Mer project, which is a community fork of Meego. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sailfish_OS

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