BTW they uploaded videos of how things work.
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.
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?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.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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1. full ripe Linux userspace unlike android
2. respect to gnu, unlike commercial android
3. not dumbed down by default unlike android (adblock possible over cellular (where it precisely needed due to ad suckage of expensive traffic), can remove Google forced chrome, can use libreoffice (with Google still ignoring ODF and sleeping with docx))
typing this from galaxy tab 3 2014, so that you know. Android is commercial baby toy, it's not gnu or Linux spirit, but it's a nice toy, unlike microsoft crap.