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30/09/2019

End of September bullettin: the return of XA2 and a Xiaomi concept

It’s the end of September, and it’s time for a monthly update!

Sailfish OS ecosystem

September was a quiet month for Sailfish OS: the main new was the release of the Microtube app by @Mister1Magister (Michał Szczepaniak)
You can download the app from Openrepos

Scintillion now has an Italian localization thanks to @itsamefra:

 

 

Sailfish In and Out

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!

 

The devices corner

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.

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.

Porting Sailfish OS to the pseudo 3310

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!)

 

XIAOMI strikes back

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!

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.

 

Xperia XA2 week

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!

XA2 H3133 on J-D Store

 

Job corner

Jolla is hiring tech profiles again: see their recent tweet, in case you missed!

 

Good reading
Giovanni - Jolla-Device.com


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