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Announced this week at Mobile World Congress, 

 

Jolla adds support for Sailfish OS on Sony Mobile’s Xperia™ devices

 

https://jolla.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Sony_Jolla_press_release_MWC2017_FINAL.pdf?x12599 

 

Jolla is partnering with Sony via Sony's Open Devices Programme. The first supported Sony device is the Xperia X with others to follow.  

 

Certainly looks to be a handset with good hardware to show off Sailfish OS (SFOS). 

 

Sailfish by Jolla is developed from Nokia's very slick Meego OS.

 

Sailfish has it's own ever increasing number of native apps, but can also run Android apps from third party Android stores. Apps can also be side loaded, meaning apps not present from the the third party stores can still be installed.

 

SFOS for the Xperia X is expected to be available some time in the next few months.  I know I'll be watching out keenly for it's release. The Jolla C (Intex AquaFish) handset doesn't do the OS justice.





Sony Xperia X running Sailfish OS. https://sailfishos.org The true independent open source mobile OS 
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
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I bought a Sony Xperia X a couple of months ago during a sale at PB Tech.

 

Last week Sailfish X OS was released by Jolla. This morning I flashed Sailfish onto the Xperia. Unlocking the bootloader being the most difficult part.

 

I haven't had much time today to really have a decent play but so far I'm impressed with the OS and the phone. I need to get nano sim and a micro SD card tomorrow.

 

Over the next day or so I'll get all the apps loaded on and set up and really see how it performs. No doubt with such a new OS and the first time the OS has been used on a 64 bit  processor there will be some glitches.

 

This version of the OS is targeted at the developer community. Apparently things like Bluetooth may not be fully functional but reports so far indicate pretty well most Bluetooth devices work. The Xperia camera is good for 23 megapixels but is currently only delivering 16 megapixels. The finger print scanner is not currently supported. This and higher camera resolution will come with OS updates and developer community support.

 

While Sailfish X is specifically targeted at the F5121 Xperia X, other releases of Sailfish have been ported onto other devices, e.g. some Nexus phones. Jolla have indicated more Sony devices will follow once they have Sailfish X out in the wild. For anyone wanting to try something different from iOS or Android Sailfish is really worth a look.

 

So far as apps go there is the Jolla Store, the Warehouse Store (Open Repos) and third party Android Stores. Sailfish has the ability to run Android apps when Android Support is enabled. Android Support runs using alien dalvik.

 

I wonder who else on Geekzone is running Sailfish? I've seen one other person on the Jolla blog whom I'm guessing by his User Name is from New Zealand.





Sony Xperia X running Sailfish OS. https://sailfishos.org The true independent open source mobile OS 
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
Nokia N1
Dell Inspiron 14z i5


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