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    Phoronix: Jolla's Smartphone Launches Today

    Jolla's first smartphone officially goes on sale today! The device, of course, is running the MeeGo-derived Sailfish OS with Wayland and there's Android app compatibility...

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

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    Do we have anyone here that got one to write his impressions??

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    • #3
      Did anyone else laugh when the one guy hung-up/ignored his mom's call?

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      • #4
        i want it because of reasons

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        • #5
          Originally posted by jrch2k8 View Post
          i want it because of reasons
          That is the most non-descript and accurate statement I've ever read. I too want things for reasons.

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          • #6
            I really hope this is the true sucessor to the Nokia N900 / N9. But I miss the qwerty keyboard :|

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            • #7
              code please

              I just want the open source code to it so we can start the porting

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              • #8
                As long as the video is true to real life (as in the device actually behaves like that) then this looks like a fairly mature first attempt!

                Naturally, reasons is all you need :-)

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by [Knuckles] View Post
                  I really hope this is the true sucessor to the Nokia N900 / N9. But I miss the qwerty keyboard :|
                  Here's a hope someone will make a keyboard other half

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                  • #10
                    I've ordered and payed for mine, but I'll have to wait at least 2-3 weeks before I get it delivered! I'm waaaaaiitiiiiiing!

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                    • #11
                      Why is the LED freaking out like that??!?!?
                      Hardware specs seem way short for the price.
                      Dual-core 1.4 GHz identifies the chip as a figment of someone's imagination. The only in-production qualcomm 1.4's are quad-core cortex-A5's w/adreno203. Basically CRAP.
                      -- either that, or they don't know what they're doing and had to underclock it for stability.

                      For less than the same price... nexus 5 is better in every way.... so SOURCE CODE??!?!?!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by droidhacker View Post
                        Why is the LED freaking out like that??!?!?
                        Hardware specs seem way short for the price.
                        Dual-core 1.4 GHz identifies the chip as a figment of someone's imagination. The only in-production qualcomm 1.4's are quad-core cortex-A5's w/adreno203. Basically CRAP.
                        -- either that, or they don't know what they're doing and had to underclock it for stability.

                        For less than the same price... nexus 5 is better in every way.... so SOURCE CODE??!?!?!
                        The hardware was old even at the date of launching the news of it, and when the pre-order period started. It's more about the Maemo/MeeGo/Mer community living on, not the hardware. But I do agree that I would be lying if I said I didn't wan't a faster processor or more RAM. It's just not the top priority. The N9 specs weren't really very good either.

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                        • #13
                          So is it wayland? According to this it is:
                          https://sailfishos.org/wiki/Porting/Harmattan

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                          • #14
                            wayland and systemd hits the sweet spot for me, ofc add the fact it uses c++11 as native backend with Qt5 + inlined QML plus adding the fact most of your linux native apps in Qt5/systemd just need a recompile to run without a hitch[beyond UX ofc] in jolla[SDK for now ofc]. this phone is like developer's porn

                            about the hardware, yes is probably weak for an android device with java but with C++ is a different monster overall, i tell from my experience with odroid U2[exynos 4] and some projects i migrated from Android to Qt5/Neon/gcc-4.8/openmp, in some cases i got procedures speedups upto 120x compared to the galvick equivalent and reduced memory usage up to 5x without any special ASM voodoo

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                            • #15
                              Does the Sailfish OS have a terminal app and does it run a Bash shell? Does it also have the usual command line tools found on typical desktop Linux distros or can they be installed easily? I'd like to automate stuff using simple Bash scripts. Maybe run some via a cron job.

                              Also, is there a mechanism to detect events and run specfied scripts? I don't think polling for state changes would be good for battery life. For example, detect when it's inserted into a car dock (if it has one) then turn on Bluetooth and GPS. When it detects that it is connected to my specific car through Bluetooth (maybe using a MAC address or name) then open the music streaming app and set some volume levels. When the Bluetooth connection is closed then close the music app and restore the default volume levels. When undocked, turn off Bluetooth and GPS.

                              Originally posted by bundyo View Post
                              Originally posted by [Knuckles] View Post
                              I really hope this is the true sucessor to the Nokia N900 / N9. But I miss the qwerty keyboard :|
                              Here's a hope someone will make a keyboard other half
                              That'd be great. You'd think part of the target audience of the Sailfish OS would be former/current N900 users who probably made full use of the slideout keyboard.

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