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  • #31
    Since Jolla is linux, it should be possible to run steam on it. Imagine a future version where we can hook up a vidock to it and use the moga game pad and run the steam app on it with a jolla desktop UI with maybe a bluetooth mouse.
    So your phone would replace a full desktop and maybe your laptop. You'd just be a little underpowered with the CPU for high end games but since you are hooking up to a vidock you are fine on graphics and can always upgrade it and you are running linux with a BT mouse.

    Also it seems you need to install something called android compatibility on your jolla phone for certain android apps to work.
    http://youtu.be/-TaXKchYq6I

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    • #32
      Originally posted by aironeous View Post
      Since Jolla is linux, it should be possible to run steam on it.
      x86 code on ARM hardware? Good luck with that.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by droidhacker View Post
        That is one butt-ugly keyboard. Very poor layout.
        Ugly it might be, but that application is Fingerterm and keyboard is its own. And it's very functional for command line usage. I have it on my N9 and I prefer Fingerterm's keyboard anytime over native one that is used on N9's own terminal application. One have to use it to understand it's strengths.

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        • #34
          Originally posted by shmerl View Post
          Yes:



          The only problem with it, that it's old bash. The old one is maintained for the sake of those Mer vendors who are afraid of GPLv3 (all the anti TiVoisation business and etc.), but Jolla ins't afraid, so I have no clue why the old Bash is preinstalled.
          I wonder why those vendors don't just use Zsh instead, it has all the features (and more) of modern Bash and an MIT-like license.

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          • #35
            Originally posted by Vim_User View Post
            I wonder why those vendors don't just use Zsh instead, it has all the features (and more) of modern Bash and an MIT-like license.
            Write a terminal app and submit it to the store.

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            • #36
              Originally posted by 89c51 View Post
              Write a terminal app and submit it to the store.
              Seriously, NO.
              It is just unbearable all those apps with the exact damn functionality. The only worse thing is wallpapers as a goddamn APP.

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              • #37
                Originally posted by doom_Oo7 View Post
                Seriously, NO.
                It is just unbearable all those apps with the exact damn functionality. The only worse thing is wallpapers as a goddamn APP.
                Sailfish doesn't have many apps anyway (for now at least).

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                • #38
                  zsh is available too FYI.

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                  • #39
                    Funny how the first phone from a tiny startup can look so much better than any Android phone ever made. The UI design, graphics, design of the case, it's all miles above any Android phone I've seen. And not to even mention iOS 7, what an eyesore that is...

                    Also, it runs Wayland! How cool is that?

                    Anywho, if I could justify spending 400 on a phone, I'd definitely get this one. I just don't use phones enough that I'd pay that much for one, but it definitely looks great, seems like Jolla can deliver what they promise.

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by dee. View Post
                      Funny how the first phone from a tiny startup can look so much better than any Android phone ever made. The UI design, graphics, design of the case, it's all miles above any Android phone I've seen. And not to even mention iOS 7, what an eyesore that is...
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                      NO. Simply NO.

                      The icons are horrid. The design of the actual phone leaves a lot to be desired. Other than that i think its really good. And its as close to desktop linux as possible. I'm curious if it will be easy to run a full desktop on the phone.

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                      • #41
                        only reason i don't have one right now is because my N9 started to flake out about a month ago, before a release date for the Jolla Phone had been released, so i buckled and bought a Nexus 5.

                        fully intend to hop aboard the good ship Jolla when v2 rolls around, though.

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                        • #42
                          BTW they uploaded videos of how things work.

                          http://www.youtube.com/user/jollaoff...w=0&shelf_id=1

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by dee. View Post
                            Funny how the first phone from a tiny startup can look so much better than any Android phone ever made. The UI design, graphics, design of the case, it's all miles above any Android phone I've seen. And not to even mention iOS 7, what an eyesore that is...

                            Also, it runs Wayland! How cool is that?
                            You are way, way in the minority on that view.

                            And what is the exciting thing about running Wayland? I've seen this idea in a few places. It's a piece of completely utilitarian, behind-the-scenes software. I could never figure out the hype.

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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by johnc View Post
                              You are way, way in the minority on that view.
                              Interesting. Can you give me a link to the survey that you are obviously referring to? How big was the sample size? You make such certain statements, obviously they have to be backed by facts, right? You wouldn't just be pulling things out of your ass, right?

                              And what is the exciting thing about running Wayland? I've seen this idea in a few places. It's a piece of completely utilitarian, behind-the-scenes software. I could never figure out the hype.
                              It's exciting because it's Wayland. What more is needed? Why get excited about anything? Why get excited that a phone has a quad core cpu, that allows you to post twits on facespace one nanosecond faster? Why get excited because Apple offers their same-old phone with new colours (which other manufacturers have been doing for years)? Why get excited about baseball?

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by johnc View Post
                                You are way, way in the minority on that view.
                                The view is a little hyperbolic; but frankly it's nice to see a new phone outside the iPhone mould (which I've never understood the attraction of), and if the versatility of the "Other Half" is what some of us hope, it could lead to some innovative accessories which no other phone on the market can replicate. I've paid my money, and this is a much a support to the effort put into the product as it is my desire for a new phone. My last N900 has been getting quite worn out with the waiting! ;-)

                                And what is the exciting thing about running Wayland? I've seen this idea in a few places. It's a piece of completely utilitarian, behind-the-scenes software. I could never figure out the hype.
                                Much of it revolves around the idea the protocol has been designed to take advantage of modern graphics techniques without the baggage of carrying vestigial legacy requirements. It's a well defined and stable API, both from the point of view of the display server and the client. It can make far better use of what the hardware is capable of, and allows developers and system integrators far more flexibility in UI design and functionality. The hype is about what can potentially be implemented with Wayland, and the Sailfish UX is the first commercial example.
                                Last edited by s_j_newbury; 11-29-2013, 06:24 PM. Reason: Broken quoting

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