It’s the end of September, and it’s time for a monthly update!
#Microtube ? 1.7 is out! And it's first ever #SailfishOS app sharing & handling #YouTube links directly from picker menu! Check it out! #jolla @Mister1Magister @JollaHQ @AnttiSaarnio @SoftpediaLinux @ZDNet @JollaIt @jolladevices @jollanl @muylinux ? https://t.co/4dcgDPz07Q pic.twitter.com/rgGQ396Py6
— Fernando Lanero (@ferlanero) September 3, 2019
Scintillion now has an Italian localization thanks to @itsamefra:
Thank you @itsamefra for your amazing work translating Scintillon into Italian. Version 0.3 with Italian UI for controlling your #PhilipsHue smartlights from a #SailfishOS smartphone is now available from the Jolla Store and OpenReposhttps://t.co/ZzkkBDuhwK pic.twitter.com/wQSTCkqldh
— David Llewellyn-Jones (@flypigahoy) September 16, 2019
Sailfish OS is out by some years, for pioneers and early adopters, but many users are discovering the OS nowadays.
The result is a curious exchange between old users tired of waiting for apps and features and new users with the hype of the beginnings!
— Tobias Brunner (@tobruzh) September 7, 2019
— Noah J. Chelliah (@Kernellinux) August 29, 2019
Looking at devices, there weren’t yet releases or official announcement about SF devices.
The only event was the finding of the Kingsun EF33, a Chinese feature phone, which stock is an Android 6 modified for non-touch screens.
This feature phone should be 99% the hardware base of that prototype that Jolla feature phone showed to the MWC 2018.
A cute Android 6.0 feature phone. Probably thehardware base of that Jolla prototype appeared at MWC 2018…
— Jolla-devices (@jolladevices) August 27, 2019
In the hype of the discovery, a reference page for porting was published.
For the moment the device had a cold welcome, and the port of Sailfish OS seems to be impossible, at the moment.
Meanwhile the 3 imported items are available on the J-D Store, near the Banana phone.
(Unfortunately, having an external lithium battery, they are burdened by extra customs duties!)
Suddenly, without announcements that could predict it, Xiaomi announces he MI Alpha 4, a smartphone with a wraparound screen on 4 sides, for about a 180% body screen ratio!
Xiaomi Introduces the Mi MIX Alpha, a 4D surrounding curved display smartphone. #MiMIXAlpha
>180.6% screen-to-body ratio
>Snapdragon 855 processor
>12GB of RAM, 512GB ROM
>4,050mAh battery with 40W fast charging
>Price: $2800 pic.twitter.com/0epLYVTh5j
— Augustine Sang ?? (@Sang_254) September 24, 2019
Yes the price is 2800$ you read that right. The equivalent of 10 Xperia XA2!
Whether it remains a prototype, or it will be distributed, it is an innovation and a test of strength of Xiaomi.
It is interesting to see now whether the innovation of the screens-all -round will be taken up by other manufacturers.
The XA2 H3113 are now discounted at 249€ (incl. EU shipping) on J-D new Store. The offer is linked to temporary offer, black color is in stock!
Jolla is hiring tech profiles again: see their recent tweet, in case you missed!
We're hiring! 2 new positions are now open for you to apply and start sailing with us! If you are an SDK Developer or can work with us as a Dev Ops Engineer, visit our careers page and send us your application: https://t.co/fBbY5W2cJK | #Jolla #SailfishOS #hiring #vacancy #jobs pic.twitter.com/p1spltZtIU
— Jolla (@JollaHQ) September 26, 2019
It’s mid-August! This particular summer has flown by, and a new tech “high season” is upon us. Meanwhile, let’s see what happened from June to today, in this selection of tweets. To do list: support for two cameras The…Read all
One of the odd thing on Android phones is that the families of smartphones are redesigned almost completely every year, giving the feeling that on a stylistic level the manufacturers do not have a clear vision, but are betting on…Read all
We’re in mid-June and the time is ripe for a new bulletin! Usually May and especially June are “hot” months for Sailfish OS, before the quiet summer. Furthermore, the Covid-19 epidemic seems to be ended and Europe is getting ready…Read all
Here is the time for another bulletin. I called it “phase 2” because Europe is now talking about the next phase after the covid-19 outbreak last month. Now tracking contacts is the issue! Also, Jolla dropped a new update this…Read all