Jolla Tablet Take 2 – Youyouta Tablet Runs Linux Based Sailfish OS 2.1 Operating System (Crowdfunding)

Jolla Tablet running Linux based Sailfish OS was launched in 2014 via Indiegogo, and the campaign was initially very successful having raised over 2.5 million dollars, but eventually it became a disaster as the company had some financial issues, and the tablet was canceled with on a few backers having received their tablet. The company eventually organized a refund program, so it did not end up being as bad as it first seemed. But there’s now a “new” SailFish OS tablet – Youyouta tablet – that has been launched on Indiegogo last month. Jolla is not handling the manufacturing and campaign, and instead it’s done by a third party who is paying license fees to Jolla for Sailfish OS. They re-used most parts of the hardware design from original Jolla tablet plus a few modifications like option for higher storage capacity: SoC – Intel Atom Z3735F quad core “Bay Trail” […]

Jolla Opens Sailfish OS 2.0 for Licensing, Unveils Sailfish Secure, Plans Atom x3 Support

As the Jolla Tablet running Sailfish OS 2.0 is about to ship to Kickstarter backers (Q2 2015), the company has issues a press release announcing Sailfish OS 2.0 is now ready for licensing to OEMs and other partners, and OS porting is being done to the newly announced Intel Atom x3 processors. Sailfish OS 2.0 has been designed for both smartphones and tablets with the following key changes and improvements: Stronger technical OS core and improved Android application compatibility Support for Intel architecture, including the Intel Atom x3 processor Best multitasking on the market for both smartphones and tablets Improved user experience with an enhanced, even richer user interface Strong privacy and personalization features Many new UI/UX features, like enhanced notifications and events views, and even simpler swipe access to main functions Sailfish 2.0 is designed to provide premium visibility in the UI for leading digital content providers and to […]

$249 Jolla Tablet Runs Sailfish OS 2.0 on a Quad Core Intel Processor (Crowdfunding)

After launching the Jolla phone last year,  Jolla has now unveiled the Jolla Tablet running the company’s Sailfish OS, and just like Nokia N1, powered by a quad core Intel processor. Instead of directly using a pre-order system like with the Jolla smartphone, they’ve decided to launch an Indiegogo campaign, and price the tablet much more aggressively than the phone, as perks started at just $189 for early backers. Jolla tablet specifications: SoC – Unnamed Intel 64-bit quad core processor @ 1.8 GHz, which should be Z3740(D), Z3745(D) or Z3560 processor. System Memory – 2GB DDR3L-RS Storage – 32GB eMMC + micro SD slot up to 32GB Display – 7.85″ IPS display, 2048 x 1536 resolution, 5-point capacitive touch Camera – 5.0MP rear camera, 2.0MP front-facing camera Audio – 3.5mm audio jack + speaker(s)? Connectivity – Dual band 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, GPS Sensors – Accelerometer, light sensor, and proximity sensor. […]

Jolla Releases Sailfish OS Hardware Adaptation Development Kit for Android (CyanogenMod)

If you don’t quite have the spare cash to buy a Jolla Phone, or don’t own a Nexus 4, but still want to try Jolla’s Sailfish OS on your smartphone, here’s your chance, as Jolla has just released their “Sailfish OS Hardware Adaptation Development Kit”, which allows you to install Sailfish OS on any Android phone that supports CyanogenMod 10.1. The development kit is comprised of: Mer core – The Linux userspace core Android Hardware Adaptation (HA/HAL), consisting of: Device-specific Android Kernel Binary device drivers taken from an Android ROM (e.g. CyanogenMod) The libhybris interface built against the binary drivers Middleware packages depending on hardware-specific plugins A Qt/Wayland QPA plugin utilizing the Android hwcomposer Sailfish OS component You’ll a smartphone and a build machine matching the following hardware and software pre-requisites: Smartphone ARMv7 Android device officially supported by CyanogenMod 10.1.x Means to do backup and restore of the device contents […]

Jolla Sailfish OS Smartphone Is Now Officially Available

Jolla opened pre-order for the Jolla phone, the first phone based on Sailfish OS, in May this year, but the phone official launch took place yesterday in Finland with just 450 Jolla phones available out of the over 50,000 pre-orders. In May, Jolla hardware specifications were incomplete, but the company has recently released the full details, as you can see below. Jolla specifications: SoC – Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 dual core processor @ 1.4GHz + Adreno 305 GPU System Memory – 1GB RAM Storage – 16GB NAND flash + microSD slot Display – 4.5″ IPS qHD (960×540) display, 5-point multi-touch with Gorilla 2 Glass Network – GSM/3G/4G LTE (Works on 6 continents) with micro SIM Connectivity – WLAN802.11 b/g/n @ 2.4GHz, Bluetooth 4.0 EDR HS, AGPS & GLONASS Camera – 8MP AF camera with LED flash, 2MP front-facing camera USB – micro USB 2.0 HS Audio – 3.5mm audio jack. microphone, stereo […]

The First Jolla Phone Running SailFish OS is Now Available for Pre-order

After a teaser tweet in July 2012, Jolla officially announced Sailfish OS in November 2012, and today, they’ll announce the first Jolla Smartphone, which is available for pre-order. Key features of the Jolla smartphone: SoC – Dual core processor Storage – 16GB Flash + microSD Display – 4.5” Estrade display Camera – 8MP auto-focus rear camera Network – 4G Battery – User-replaceable battery The device will run gesture based Sailfish OS, and you’ll be able to run Android apps. For a closer look, have a look at the teaser video. One caveat if that the smartphone should only be available at the end of 2013, and, at the beginning at least, only in Europe. The phone will cost 399 Euros including (24%) VAT, but you can pre-order today via 3 options: 100 Euros voucher – Jolla phone + other half (apparently a customizable shell) + priority pre-order status 40 Euros […]

Sailfish OS SDK Adds Support for Windows and Mac OS X

At the end of February, Sailfish OS SDK Alpha was released with support Linux 32- and 64-bit only. The latest version of Sailish OS SDK can also be installed in Windows and Mac OS X. If you’re developing in Linux, it’s just the same SDK as released in February. The SDK and quick start guide is available from, or you can click directly on the links before to download and install the SDK. Windows SDK installer – SailfishOSSDK-windows-offline.exe Mac OS X installer –  SailfishOSSDK-mac-offline.dmg The SDK is still at the Alpha stage with several known issues, and probably a few more yet-to-be-known bugs. Jean-Luc Aufranc (CNXSoft)Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.

Sailfish OS SDK Alpha Release Is Now Available for Linux

Sailfish OS is a new mobile operating system based on the Qt platform that will soon end-up in mobile phone near you. Until now it was possible to build the SDK yourself, but it was pretty challenging since the documentation was lacking, as Jolla, the company behind Sailfish OS, focused on development. The good news is that you don’t need to build the SDK yourself anymore, since Jolla has just released Sailfish SDK Alpha for Linux 32-bit & 64-bit, and Windows & Mac OS versions will come later. You’ll need a computer that meet the following requirements: A host machine running a Linux operating system Oracle’s VirtualBox version 4.1.18 or higher pre-installed on the host machine. About 5GB of free disk space 4GB of RAM or more is recommended You can get started in two steps: Install the SDK – Download the 32 bit or 64 bit Linux installer. (~650 […]

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