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Updated last on July 17, 2017. Short list of expected events related to Sailfish OS. If you find something missing under any topic, please contact us.

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Upcoming articles

  • Interview: Sailfish OS for Sony Xperia X
    - To be published in couple of days here at Sailfish OS Reviews

Software updates and new features

  • Sailfish OS 2.1.2
    - Status: In internal development. Will support 64bit ARM processors, at least Qualcomm Snapdragon 650.
    - Release schedule in not announced. This OS version is expected to enter Cbeta testing among selected community members during July 2017.
  • Sailfish OS 2.1.1
    - Status: Released as 2.1.1.12 for Inoi R7 developers (Russia). Elsewhere, still in internal development. Release is expected first for users in the Early Adopter program.
    - Release schedule is not announced. Following the average gap between releases the EA version can be expected during May July 2017 for Jolla Phone, Jolla C and Jolla Tablet. Public release could take any time from one week to few months after the EA release. The gap between two latest releases was 4 months and 11 days.
    - Features expected are at least L10n translations by the community. Translations have been possible for both open source parts and some of the closed source (proprietary) parts of the Sailfish OS user interface. Also updates to Bluetooth and updates for using of virtual private networks (VPN) can be expected. These were already implemented in the previous update as beta stage features, more advanced users can already run tests with them.
  • Sailfish OS 2.1.0.11 Iijoki
    - Status: Released for Jolla Phone, Jolla C and Jolla Tablet on April 11, 2017
    - Release for 3rd party manufacturers (e.g. Intex) is scheduled separately by the manufacturers
  • Sailfish OS for Sony Xperia X (UPDATE: supported since upcoming release 2.1.2.x)
    - Sailfish OS was expected to be available for this device by June, but there's been challenges delaying this project:
    - Jolla will first deliver Sailfish OS for Sony Xperia X on July 2017 for a limited number of community members invited to "Cbeta" testing group. This is supposed to happen during July 2017. Depending on their findings and feedback, wider availability might get delayed even further
    - Sailfish OS will be available to download (not pre-installed) for Sony Xperia X owners at some point after the version is stable enough to be shared. My guess would be at some point between August 2017 to the end of the year.
    - Jolla focuses their development for Xperia X, single SIM only. Other devices listed on Sony Open Device program might join in later, seemingly also depending on the community efforts on porting those devices. Jolla will also carefully check their resources on selecting the officially supported devices.
    - Android support should be included. Jolla's update seemingly confirmed that Jolla is working on delivering Sailfish OS for Xperia X including Android support, but that they might need some time on developing and testing it on this 64bit device.?- Jolla: We’ll update the situation and schedule with you once the Cbeta testing starts.
  • Sailfish China OS, based on Sailfish OS, reached implementation phase on April 2017 and is expected to be finalized latest in September 2017. Press release (PDF)

Mobile devices

  • Youyota Tablet (Crowdsourcing campaing started on July 5, 2017)
    - Sailfish OS powered copy of Jolla Tablet under new brand "Youyota" with slightly better battery capacity and new color red for 64GB model (all other HW exactly the same), pushed for production by community member "Chenliang Chen" and his partner "Michael Du"via Indiegogo
  • Inoi R7 (Russia)
    - First device seen on June 22, 2017 on developers hands. So far, this phone is announced only for developers and community members, but orders are available also for customers already.
    - Inoi R7 is a mobile phone manufactured for Russian markets. Russian language web page for more information can be found here
    - Model: Inoi R7. Designed by INOI, assembled in China
    - Operating system: Sailfish Mobile OS RUS version 2.1.1.12
    - supports two SIM cards
    - supported networks: GSM 850/900/1800/1900, UMTS 900/2100, LTE 800/1800/2100/2600
    - NOT supporting Android apps yet (However, Android support could be hacked in manually)
    - Screen size: 5", 1280x720 resolution
    - Main camera: 8 MPix, flash
    - Front camera: 5 MPix, no flash
    - Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 212, 1.3 GHz, 2 GB of RAM
    - Storage space: 16 GB, of which about 10GB is available for the user
    - Connectivity: WLAN, Bluetooth, Micro USB
    - Location services: GPS and Glonass
    - Other connections: Standard 3.5mm headset jack
    - Power consumption: Manufacturer promises 6 hours of talk and 200 hours of standby durability with the battery capacity of 2500 mAh?
  • Jala Accione (South America)
    Jolla announced this "high-end low-cost" mobile phone during MWC2017 to the markets of South America. No launch schedule was announced, but in a community meeting one of the developers at Jolla mentioned: "At the moment Jala schedule looks like 2H/2017". Follow also the Accione web page
  • Lumo (video security phone) 16.5.2017 Oulumo and Jolla announced co-operation to develop next generation video carephone. blog.jolla.com/oulumo
  • For the full list of current devices including unofficial ported devices, go to page Devices

Accessories

  • Related to the Indiegogo campaign by Youyota (see above), the perks in the campaign include Youyota branded sleeveBluefooth keyboard and a Protection Cover supporting attachment of the keyboard with magnets. These accessories would fit for both Youyota and Jolla Tablet
  • Since Jolla is currently purely focused on software, there are no new accessories expected from them for any of the Sailfish OS devices. Community projects and other 3rd party projects are, however, still possible

Events, meetings and happenings

By: Sailfish OS Reviews
Updated: 2017-07-17 14:30 UTC