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  • Nille_kungen
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    Originally posted by krach View Post
    Nille_kungen , DrYak why are you saying soon/upcoming? Isn't the post saying that this is available now?
    Soon is already here and Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus is now officially supported.
    https://shop.jolla.com/

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  • krach
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    Nille_kungen , DrYak why are you saying soon/upcoming? Isn't the post saying that this is available now?

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  • tuxd3v
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    Originally posted by Nille_kungen View Post
    Does it, i haven't heard that before.
    Does it support anything else that's not supported by sailfish OS?
    Apparently yes,
    Because the Inoi devices have FM Radio supported, with app and so on, and by what I saw in Youtube, it works very well..

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  • Nille_kungen
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    Originally posted by tuxd3v View Post
    I hope that FM Radio come in that features, because the Russian version supports FM Radio
    Does it, i haven't heard that before.
    Does it support anything else that's not supported by sailfish OS?

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  • tuxd3v
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    Originally posted by slalomsk8er View Post
    This release has some features form Avrora OS back ported to Sailfish OS.
    I hope that FM Radio come in that features, because the Russian version supports FM Radio

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  • Guiluge
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    Nille_kungen
    Thanks, Xperia 10 is interesting, I'll see if I can get one with a fair price.

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  • Nille_kungen
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    Originally posted by Guiluge View Post

    Thanks for your feedback, I might buy a Jolla phone to get native experience with SailFish.
    You shouldn't buy a Jolla phone but rather a phone that is supported by sailfish OS.
    Right now that means Xperia XA2, XA2 plus, XA2 ultra and very soon Xperia 10 (Xperia 10 plus will likely not be supported).
    I would recommend Xperia 10 if you want to jump on the sailfish OS train.
    Last edited by Nille_kungen; 13 November 2019, 09:48 AM.

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  • Guiluge
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    DrYak
    Wow, thanks for this large answer, really insightful. I'll keep an eye on Xperia releases then !

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  • DrYak
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    Originally posted by Jedibeeftrix View Post
    really wouldn't want to go back to androud even though android is indisputably 'better' by most objective criteria.
    In my case, I've never even started using Android, to begin with.
    (My previous smartphones were running Palm/HP's webOS, i.e. another full blown GNU/Linux. At that point I'm spoiled, I can't start using a plain simple embed OS :-P )


    Originally posted by Nille_kungen View Post
    Originally posted by cl333r View Post
    I heard this OS has something to do with Russia, is it still true?
    Sailfish OS is a product of the Finnish company Jolla and based on the Mer project.
    There is Avrora OS that is a licensed version of Sailfish OS for the Russian market.

    You can add China to the list: Huawei are testing Avrora on some smartphone (to be provided to Russia officials for the population census) and if rumors are true, might be considering it in the future as another OS alternative after the Android ban by the US. (source)

    Originally posted by Guiluge View Post
    Thanks for your feedback, I might buy a Jolla phone to get native experience with SailFish.
    - By now the first official Jolla 1 is a bit old and under powered (it's a nearly 6-year old device :-P ), mostly the same with the successor Jolla C (done in partnership with Intex and their Aquafish).
    - The Xperia line of smartphone is a bit more recent, but as tuxd3v alluded to, the support isn't perfect (X is stuck on an extremely old 3.x kernel that was used by its ancient Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow back then, even if Sony has since released 4.4/4.9/4.19 kernels for 8.0 Oreo/9 Pie/10 Q) and features are missing or badly working.

    (On the plus side: microG is a first-class citizen - the Jolla devs put effort inside to make that privacy-aware open-source alternative to the Google Play Service blob work on Sailfish's "Aliendalvik" Android Application compatibility layer)

    I would say, if you want to play with Sailfish, you'd better:
    - Either wait for the upcoming Xperia 10 port of Sailfish X (as a more recent phone it will probably be a bit better supported)
    - Or wait for the upcoming PinePhone - SailfishOS is one of the OS which got demoed on it. It's interesting because it's possible to run a mainline kernel on the phone not relying on the chipset manufacturer to provide the blobs (Sailfish was demoed with such kernel), and also because there are multiple opensource OS maker who are working on making releases for it (I will be easy for you to experiment a lot more stuff than just Sailfish)
    - Or go for at least the most recent Xperia XA2.
    - And only as a last resort go for the older Jolla 1, Jolla C or Xperia X.

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  • Guiluge
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    Originally posted by Jedibeeftrix View Post
    Originally posted by Guiluge View Post

    So what are your thoughts about it, especially coming from Android ? Is it worth the try ?



    i love it.
    i love it on the 6gb/64gb xa2 plus which i bought for £240. Great screen ( i love 21:9), and good solid feel.
    i was an n900/n9 user, and i love the swipe/pulley based UI.
    if your stuck with a corner case andoid app that doesn't work then you have my commiserations, but davlik works very well.
    camera is average, battery life us two days at a stretch.

    really wouldn't want to go back to android even though android is indisputably 'better' by most objective criteria.

    try it, you might love it like me...
    Thanks for your feedback, I might buy a Jolla phone to get native experience with SailFish.

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