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  • Sailfish OS "Nurmonjoki" Released For GDPR Compliance, App Updates

    Phoronix: Sailfish OS "Nurmonjoki" Released For GDPR Compliance, App Updates

    While Jolla's Linux-based Sailfish OS mobile operating system hasn't turned out to be as great as many anticipated, today the Finnish company released Sailfish OS 2.2.1 under the Nurmonjoki codename...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...-OS-Nurmonjoki

  • L_A_G
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    Originally posted by misGnomer View Post
    It feels like a missed opportunity not having Jolla and Nokia cooperate. The need for trusted, privacy-respecting devices is only going to grow and those two could still be in good position despite wasting the chance with Maemo decade ago. With Apple and Google operating under their own reality distortion fields, there's a genuine need for a third, smaller but viable and open platform.
    A Nokia 6.1 Plus running SailfishOS would definitely be a case of "Shut up and take my money" for me, but as it stands HMD is right now focused very much on growing the phone business and third OS device just aren't big sellers. If you look at what they're doing right now you can very much see that their focus is on Asia, which is probably to be expected seeing how they are in part Chinese owned and most of their product development is mostly done by a subsidiary of Foxconn (FIH Mobile).

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  • misGnomer
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    Eh, right. By Nokia I meant the HMD Global offshoot located more or less across the street.

    By cooperation I meant having HMD Global design and ship devices with Sailfish in mind and Jolla getting the funding to be able to support them properly and out of the box.

    I also happen to think that EU states should pool their efforts to build infrastructure based on Linux and open/libre source and having a mobile platform like Sailfish can be seamless and secure part of it. Leaving everything to market forces isn't always ideal.

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  • Tomin
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    Originally posted by misGnomer View Post
    It feels like a missed opportunity not having Jolla and Nokia cooperate. The need for trusted, privacy-respecting devices is only going to grow and those two could still be in good position despite wasting the chance with Maemo decade ago. With Apple and Google operating under their own reality distortion fields, there's a genuine need for a third, smaller but viable and open platform.
    What kind of co-operation do you mean? Nokia doesn't do phones anymore and that is one of the reasons Jolla exists.

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  • misGnomer
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    It feels like a missed opportunity not having Jolla and Nokia cooperate. The need for trusted, privacy-respecting devices is only going to grow and those two could still be in good position despite wasting the chance with Maemo decade ago. With Apple and Google operating under their own reality distortion fields, there's a genuine need for a third, smaller but viable and open platform.

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  • L_A_G
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    Originally posted by varikonniemi View Post
    Are they still liars that have not opensourced their stack as promised?
    Liars? They've said they intend to do just that, but due to various investors having shared ownership of the codebase they can't just go ahead with it without getting permission from all of them and not all of them have been very open to the idea. According to what they've said they're still working towards getting those part owners of the codebase to agree to it, but that's going to require a whole lot of convincing and won't happen overnight.

    Originally posted by Almindor View Post
    Yes, sadly they are also still following their old "let's screw every direction we take up" approach. Also the "let's miss our own boat" stuff they're good at.
    If you've paid attention to what's happened to them over the years you'd known it's more like having really bad luck at almost every turn.

    This includes stuff like having to hurriedly re-engineer the Jolla 1 due to Texas Instruments announcing at the 11th hour that they're pulling out of the smartphone SoC market and releasing the device in a very beta-ish state, which obviously didn't exactly do wonders for sales. The tablet fiasco also includes an expensive 11th hour re-engineering due to the display module unexpectedly going out of production along with funding falling trough at the last minute causing one of the suppliers to take a lot of their components as payment for bills they now couldn't pay.

    Still, let's hope SailfishOS 3.0 is a good update and once they're done with it they can get on with getting more devices supported along with getting devices with SailfishOS pre-installed into markets other than Russia (Inoi R7) and South America (Jala Accione).
    Last edited by L_A_G; 09-13-2018, 08:07 AM.

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  • Almindor
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    Originally posted by varikonniemi View Post
    Are they still liars that have not opensourced their stack as promised?
    Yes, sadly they are also still following their old "let's screw every direction we take up" approach. Also the "let's miss our own boat" stuff they're good at.

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  • varikonniemi
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    Are they still liars that have not opensourced their stack as promised?

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  • doom_Oo7
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    I dread the day where my Jolla phone will be dead. Don't want to go back to the slowdroid mess.

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  • oleid
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    Also writing this with a SF device, albeit my Xperia X. android apps work mostly fast here, especially firefox. I've high hopes for the android upgrade targeted for SF 3. It's getting realy old, some stuff doesn't work at all, i.e the app for my drone.

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