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Sailfish 2.1.2 released
By Thom Holwerda on 2017-10-12 21:31:06

This update, 2.1.2 alias Kiiminkijoki, fixes dozens of bugs reported by our community and adds many improvements. It makes the new Dropbox service interface available and improves some security features. 2.1.2 also contains the basic support for Sony Xperia X devices for development purposes (available for a limited user group only).

This might be the first release I've seen which contains a feature or fix that isn't coming to the original Jolla Phone - namely, the updated Android support. The original Jolla Phone was released in December 2014, so that's not a hugely terrible run.

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Sailfish on Nexus 5
By AnyoneEB on 2017-10-13 00:32:30
For those of you, who, like me, are running Sailfish OS on a Nexus 5, I just found http://talk.maemo.org/showthread... which gives instructions for getting up-to-date Sailfish OS running on a Nexus 5. I've been using Sailfish OS on a Nexus 5 following the instructions at https://wiki.merproject.org/wiki/... which hasn't been updated in a while, so I'm still on 2.0.0.10. It's my only phone, so I'll hold off on messing with the OS until the weekend.
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*sigh*
By The123king on 2017-10-13 07:51:10
You can install Windows 10 on a 20 year old Pentium 3, but you can't even get an updated OS for a 3 year old phone.

I think i'm gonna start collecting old smartphones. The'd make quite novel patio tiles.
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RE: *sigh*
By x86_x64 on 2017-10-13 08:13:13
People have this weird desire to abandon their current phone as soon as new and more shiny model hits the market. Well, at least majority of the people. Thus, they couldn't care less about updates.

Also, when did we come to this (absurd) point where phone software updates are more important than computer's?..
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RE[2]: *sigh*
By avgalen on 2017-10-13 08:32:37
> Also, when did we come to this (absurd) point where phone software updates are more important than computer's?..
I wouldn't say they are more important, but that is actually debatable. They are surely more needed. Smartphone OS's are just much more in their infancy and require a lot more updates to get the functionality that allows them to be useful.
In the last 4 years my phone has received major software updates that added things like a swiping keyboard, slowmotion camera support, live-images, VPN, QuickActions, Notifications, Searchable settings, Digital Assistant, Device Encryption and the list goes on, that weren't there at all to begin with.
In the same timeframe my computer received mostly minor updates that make the computer nicer/more efficient to use.

Smartphones are also always on, always connected (to unsecure Wifi instead of being behind a firewall), hardly managed/supported and get stolen a lot more than computers so they do need constant updates to stay secure
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RE: Sailfish on Nexus 5
By henderson101 on 2017-10-13 08:37:05
Nexus 4 too? I have one sitting in a drawer, but it all looked too complicated to be worth getting such an old version. This might be worth trying.
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RE: *sigh*
By kurkosdr on 2017-10-13 08:39:49
Qualcomm and Tegra driver support being the usual awful Qualcomm and Tegra support (MediaTek doesn't even know what the word means so I won't even mention them)

The only Nexus device to get 3 years of upgrades so far is the Nexus Player because it has an Intel chip.
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RE[3]: *sigh*
By x86_x64 on 2017-10-13 09:06:49
> Smartphones are also always on, always connected (to unsecure Wifi instead of being behind a firewall), hardly managed/supported and get stolen a lot more than computers so they do need constant updates to stay secure
Yep, and somehow they still fail big in this area...
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Sony!!!
By Trenien on 2017-10-13 10:56:59
I feel choosing to use Sailfish is related to NOT wanting to be (so easily) spied upon (as, say, Google can with Android).
Considering Sony's history, I can't help but fail to understand the reasonning behind Jolla people's choice.
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Comment by Max_Might
By Max_Might on 2017-10-13 12:36:06
The support for Sony Xperia X devicesis not available for a "limited user group only" as this post says.

It is publicly available to everyone as explained in their blog:
https://blog.jolla.com/purchase-d...

Edited 2017-10-13 12:47 UTC
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RE[2]: *sigh*
By Bill Shooter of Bul on 2017-10-13 17:58:01
No, Nexus 6 is on the third and last year.
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