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Sailfish OS 2.1.0 now available for Jolla devices

This is our biggest release in a while after Aurajoki. It marks thousands of bug fixes with fundamental improvements to the operating system and is now available across Jolla devices.

2.1.0 is named after Finland’s Iijoki, located in Northern Ostrobothnia, which flows 370 kilometers into the gulf of Bothnia.

Iijoki brings major architectural changes to Sailfish OS by introducing Qt 5.6 UI framework, BlueZ 5 Bluetooth stack and basic implementations of 64-bit architecture. It also brings improvements to the camera software with faster shutter speeds, initial support for Virtual Private Networks (VPN), option to enlarge UI fonts to different levels and last but not least, a large number of bug and error fixes mostly reported by our community.

Qt 5.6 brings thousands of bug fixes, performance improvements such as faster startup of Sailfish OS apps and a ot of new APIs to 3rd party developers. For more detailed information regarding Qt 5.6 improvements please visit Qt wiki.

Iijoki’s highlights

 

Browser

You can now copy&paste text in Sailfish Browser.

Screenshot_20170129_001

Camera

In this release we have simplified the camera focus handling. The focus now defaults to automatic, and tapping the screen will move the focus point.

We have also redesigned shutter animation, which now considerably speeds up the shooting experience.

The redesigned exposure menu remains now visible when selecting a value instead of being dismissed after selection. A click outside of the exposure menu is now needed for dismissing it.

Online privacy through VPN

Your Sailfish OS device now supports Open VPN, OpenConnect and VPNC connections. Further options are due to be added in Upcoming releases|Next update will also include support for PPTP and L2TP. Please be advised that this is a beta level implementation of VPN connectivity on Sailfish OS devices and is targeted for very experienced VPN users, intended to collect feedback. There is currently no support for common protocols, such as PPTP and L2TP/IPSec.

For more information how to setup VPN for your Sailfish OS device see release notes.

VPN

Keyboard and languages

Keyboard layout for Bulgarian and Gujarati language are now added. Gujarati is also added as a system language.

Gujarati (Left) & Bulgarian (Right) Input methods

Gujarati (Left) & Bulgarian (Right) Input methods

 

User Experience

New feature in display settings now allows you to adjust system font size throughout Sailfish OS with options Normal, Large and Huge.

Systemwide_font_size

 

There are tons of more new features, details and bug fixes that has been done by our hard-working engineers. Read more here.

You can also follow our detailed instructions on how to update your Sailfish OS powered device hereWe hope you enjoy this update and kindly report any bugs found so we can iron them out before the public release of the software.

Kind Regards,
James, on behalf of Jolla team

James Noori

Community Manager at Jolla. Gadget geek. Open source supporter and advocate. Long time Jolla blogger in a third party blog. Ready to change the world with unique and unusual alternatives!

142 Comments

    • Super! Im ready to donate my 2 refund if you adding arrows to keyboard. Deal?

  1. downloaded this last night, what a great update. hopefully soon this amazing OS will be available to all. Any idea when additional devices will be available, like Fairphone or Jolla C (for all). Anyway keep up the good work.

    • Hi!

      We are glad that you liked the update!
      Jolla C is unlikely to be available for all, but I can advise you to stay tuned for further community announcements coming from MWC. Thank you!

  2. Copy-Paste Handles for the SFOS Browser – it must be Xmas !! ;)

    Congrats ! Eagerly awaiting system-wide availability of the handles e.g. for copying phone-numbers directly out the address-book …

    • Yes proper copy/paste is a great one!

      We are working hard to expand this feature!

      • I’m sorry but IMHO for text selection in browser you reinvented bicycle. For text selection you already have very comfortable and precise method used in browser’s address field or in Notes native app – gesture based with zooming in cursor position. Current method (Android style) maybe good for phones with big screen (Jolla C), but for small screen (Jolla 1) text selection is bit difficult.

  3. Btw why not letting the color of those copy-paste handles adapt to the current ambience colors ?

    • That’s not a bad idea at all! Let me discuss this with our UI team ;)

  4. Natively integrated VPN is a big step too ! Thanks !

    • The VPN in one giant leap forward. that’s a great addition.

    • We are glad you find the addition of VPN useful! More capabilities will be added to it with each update.

      • Another idea is to add the configuration option for Wifi connection to automatically start soem VPN connection (just like currently there is an option to automatically switch the browser).

        E.g.: when connecting to the private (captive) Wifi network of Swisscom (national mobile operator), I should be able to configure it to use my university’s VPN (the operator offers free wifi to uni members, and this is done exactly like this : by opening a VPN to one’s uni – the captive portal will let VPN connection to Unis through)

        On the desktop, Network Manager has such an option. Could connman do the same ?

  5. Thanks!

    Living in paradise would be: SailfishOS on my OnePlus3t. Or just another, up-to-date smartphone with SailfishOS running on it.

    How could it be, that I can’t buy an actual phone with the world’s best mobile OS on it?

    • I would suggest you to wait for more future announcements regarding community devices ;) And keep your fingers crossed!

  6. That copy&paste future must be the featues since the refund. Waited for that One. Now I just need to wait a little bit more for the stable.

    Thanks in advance.

    Now you just need to add better navigation in text Fields an you have something that Will look like a browser

    • Thanks for the feedback!

  7. Oh my god, these are wonderful enhancements. :o

    • The only thing i don’t get is why there is no *smaller* font option.

      • It would not look good! Trust me!

    • We are glad it is to your liking!

  8. great work, thanks! :-)

    • You are most welcome!

  9. Great job! Looking forward to new release!

  10. If only had a device to use it on…

    • I think you speak for most of the community and most of the potential community :)

    • We are currently working hard on some great partnerships that we are going to announce soon. Let’s hope everything goes as planned ;)

      • If there is a new device released I hope you have a discount plan for the tablet contributors, I wouldn’t mind using my money for that as long as it is an option one can choose between new device discount or the second half of the refund.

        • + sounds terrific.
          I agree with you anttimonty.

          • +1 as long as the supporter got the option to choose.

            • If the 2.half of the refund is not ebough for jolla C, I would like to pay more.

      • Lets hope Nokia Sailfish device will appear. If HMD can, the more Jolla could.
        In a meanwhile I am still awaiting my device to come to me. Still awaiting.

  11. Hi James.
    Nice to see all this new blog posts from you guys.
    Now waiting for Intex to deliver all this nice features to my Aqua Fish :)
    Also very curious about what will come out of MWC, I have a felling Jolla in the future will become huge ;-)
    Cheers

  12. I am trying first time to use developer mode to download Iijoki. What shall I type on the SSU Domain field?

  13. I suggest a substitution for the font of Chinese characters, the current version seems a bit old fashion visually.

  14. I have updated my AquaFish to 2.1.0 from 2.0.5. It took a while and a bunch of software got installed. Phone works great but it still says that I am on 2.0.5. It is interesting that when I check for updates, the background picture is the one from 2.1.0.9 but the text still says 2.0.5.6. Whenever I run “version –dup” system says it is up to date although I have changed the release by “ssu -re 2.1.0.9″. Phone works, no complain.

  15. i am having problems with ssu domain thing it always says host requires authentication
    i tried solutions from around the web i think i am using sails domain right now wich appears to be not the right one
    i reall need that update ;/

    • What device are you using?

  16. When will Sailfish OS Haapajoki arrived on Turing Phones or is Jolla and Turning abandoned whole phone?

  17. Great changes. Thanks for the frequent updates which keeps me enthusiastic to use my aquafish device. Can we expect the big players like whatsapp and other popular applications to have their official sailfish os application to be released in jolla store any soon? I have send many mails to whatsapp requesting this. I don’t know whether that action is of any help. It would be great to experience those applications built with native sailfish os styles and features.

    • Thank you for your support.
      Unfortunately we can not guarantee the WhatsApp situation for now but we at least provide you with the Android alternative on Sailfish OS until Sailfish Os gets a stronger app recognition.

  18. didn’t get the update on my intex aqua fish…

    • The update is not yet released for Intex Aqua Fish as it is currently in early access for Jolla devices.

  19. when can i expect it to come to my device?

    • Which device are you using? This is only available on Jolla devices that are enrolled for early access program.

      • Okay. I’m using intex aqua fish. When can we expect a full update to come out ?

        • Updates to partner devices such as Intex Aqua Fish, as always, is solely depended on our partner’s approval (Intex in this case). When the update goes out of early access, Intex has to approve it first and then Aqua Fish devices will receive the update. There is no time frame announced for it.

  20. James: Would you mind to suggest the developer team to finally display the seconds in the clock app? I proposed it two times since May already and I don’t think there’s anything that speaks against displaying it..

    • Hi! I will forward your request for sure!

    • Except it will be additional drain on the battery. It is not useful feature. In everyday life minutes count not seconds. So for no real benefit we lose more battery every second. Use the stopwatch feature if you need more accuracy.

      • James: How about make on option allowing to switch display mode to comply needs of those who needs seconds and those who believe not-displaying seconds saves battery? And life will be easier, perhaps ;)

        • It all depends if we actually are going to implement the feature or not, but it sounds like a good idea!

          • I am talking about the clock APP, not the small clock on the home and standby screen… :D

        • The clock app of my Nokia N9 showed the seconds only when you open the app and hides it the rest of the time, this should be the golden solution.
          Many people use their phones as watch substitutes, so I don’t think nobody would benefit from being able to see the complete clock time.

  21. Hi, I haven’t got the lijoki update on my Aquafish. So I do not know the features of the update. I want to know that whether the update has the feature of Screenshot as shortcut.

  22. Well, now my Jolla C runs like a charm. Photo app is MUCH better now.
    Thank You, Jolla…

    • Witaj poldek, jak zainstalowałeś jolle do 2.1?

  23. Hello. Hopefully, Intex Aqua Fish updates will approved and ready soon. Here is a suggestion, why not make it easier to switch/power on-off the phone with a 1-click app or so? The power button on my phone is dodgy and problematic.

    Does anyone know when the Oyster SF will be available?

    • Look in the Store for “JollaReboot”. ;)

      • *”SailfishReboot”, to be exact.

  24. when intex aquafish is going to get this update?

  25. Well, in China, some Android apps(e.g. AliPay) need higher version Android system.

  26. when released lijoki in india i am waiting

  27. Hai,
    i am in tamizhnadu, i ‘ve use Intex Aqua Fish (sailfish os 2.0.5),it’s was nice but shareit app was not work for file transfering the hotspot was not turn on in automatically, and music player not scanning for all folders, and there no inbuilt music equalizer. can u pls inbuilt a dolby atmos player in os, pls solve the all problums, for our use. when u launch 2.1.0 in mobile. i m still waiting for the new updations. and i love the JOLLA.
    Thank You,

  28. Hi,
    I appreciate the continious security and feature updates.
    But what I am missing desperately is NATIVE CRYPTO. We have no GPG for eMail and no XMPP client with some kind of crypto (OMEMO, OTR, GPG). There are only not correct working android replacements.
    I hope, this change very soon.
    It would be a shame for this very nice device.

    thanks for your work

  29. Everything is perfect in my aqua fish except support of volte in it

  30. Will the problem of volte solve …….

  31. I have updated my Jolla without a problem some time ago. I observe following problems:
    - maps got uninstalled as with previous update; needed to re-install it (again) after update
    - Flashlight app stopped working (from artem.marchenko)
    - some trouble accessing corporate Wifi (peap/mschap)
    - from time-to-time I experience Wifi re-connection after some time of non-usage. Need to turn Wifi off and than on to fix the problem.

    And for some time (last two or three updates) I have no way to disable automatic usage of stored WiFi access point from the GUI.

    • You can use “Torch” as a flashlight alternative.

  32. When will aqua fish get Iijoki update …..

    • Iijoki is still in early acess mode and that is only released for Jolla devices to eliminate any final bugs. You will get the update once it is released for everybody and approved by our partner, in this case Intex.

      • Thanks for your answer james.
        about intex aqua fish.
        please solve the bugs and release update fast. We are waiting .
        update volte future on intex aqua fish. my kind request .

    • They released update only jolla devices. If all the bug solved they ll release final update to partners like intex .
      so please wait for the update.

  33. Very important update (64-bit and so on!).
    Congratulations, and thank You for Your hard work.

    And, FINALLY camera in my Jolla C work like a charm… :))

  34. I have Intex AquaFish phone,update haven’t displayed yet please tell me to I can get update of Iijoki

    • Iijoki hasn’t been released for Jolla devices either, it’s still in development.

  35. When you will public Iijoki update in india then please add two more features ”1st. Easy copy or cut and paste option in file manager” ”2nd. Make this update Volte Enabled or Give extra permissions to Android Apps.”

  36. Also my My Intex aqua fish is unable to install sailfish apps or game now from jolla store…..please help

  37. When will be the updates goes out of early access mode,Iam eagerly waiting to update it on my Aquafish.

  38. Update 4G VOLTE too…a very important one…..

  39. Intex aqua fish……..when?

  40. Ya 4G volte is so important

  41. Call me crazy, but Sailfish OS was supposed to be on Oysters SF and Turing Phone. To my knowledge, neither of those phones are available anywhere. Could someone comment on that? When will Sailfish OS be ready for Sony Xperia phones? Why is my Intex AquaFish only 2G capable in the US?

  42. Hey! It’s 12th of march but I still didn’t get this update. Jolla C/Russia ((

  43. Mr. James can you tell me when the voLTE update expected in India

    • Hi!
      Unfortunately we have no plans for that at the moment.

  44. I have Intex Aqua Fish, it doesn’t show liojoki update help me

    • The update is not yet approved by Intex for Aqua Fish devices.

      • If i reset my device why does it go back to 1.0. Version of sailfish os ,its a pain to update everythime to new versions after resetting a device ,pls give some solution

  45. How long we will wait for an update ? It was released around February now it is April but no update from Intex. Seems Intex is not at all interested in Aqua Fish mobiles.
    So far I have not seen any road map for Aqua Fish in India either from Jolla or Intex. I have plan go back to Nokia Veteran again.

  46. Volte features should be update for us.

  47. How can i update intex aqua fish with sailfish 2.1lijoki early access using developer tools?

  48. now we have april and my intex aqua is still on 2.0.5.6.
    The browser is blinking, exchange doesn’t support security(my company exchange needs pin and encryptchen for activ sync), there is no nativ VPN, i couldn’t add new contacts to androids whatsapp.I have more Android-apps then sailfish-apps because of to many lacking features.

    the next phone will be android. it just works…

    please tell me why i shouldn’t use android directly?

  49. Do we have to wait long time next update?

  50. My mic for ordinary voice-call hasn’t worked at all since I got my Jolla C, I was dissapointed and I’ve put it a the drawer. I’ve reported it and was told it could be a software issue, will try this latest update, maybe I will have som use for the device finally.

  51. April 11 and still no update for Intex Aqua Fish. Eagerly waiting for the same. Hope many issues have been resolved by now.

  52. Were is the link? I can only find the old SDK version 1611 (2.0.5)

  53. Got my update today and everything works great! Well done guys!

  54. Hello. The latest update is now available for all Sailfish OS devices. However, I can’t seem to get the update for my Intex Aqua Fish phone; I still have Haapajoki as the latest update. Could someone help me?

    • Intex must approve it first, that can take a few days.

  55. Any Easter Eggs in this update? Native Netflix App? Refund App? Anything?

    • Who designer this copy&and paste? How can I use it? Can I copy text? Or a link?

      • @Dave999 Play around with it and you’ll figure it out. I think it is well done and intuitive.

        • 1. Select a Word with in web page.(message in the top tells me immediately that it’s copied and then disappears.)

          2. Adjust the selected text to the whole line.

          Now. How do I copy that line?
          How do I paste that line? Tried in browser URL-field and in text field like this?

          When using paste button in keyboard other lines other lines are pasted.

          Is this only copy&google search type of paste?

          • After adjustment just press on the selected text and it is copied.

            • Sorry, that was what I thought too, but no it’s not. Can copy directory be full even though I’m not using the phone?

              I think it’s a bug.

              • Found the reason. I’m browsing in private mode and jolla missed to implement copy private.

                Please fix in next release.

                • @James. I was trying to report the bug at toghter.jolla. but it was mostly a bunch of fanboys there so I think its more effective to report bugs here and you can forward it to someone that can but in backlog, or upcoming sprint. GL

    • Man, if they could turn your complaining about the second refund into energy that would end the need for fossil fuels. Just keep on delaying the second refund and that’s the worlds energy needs and global warming solved in one big swoop.

      • you dident see the fun with an easter egg for jolla easter? Maybe you don’t have Easter vacation where you live but jolla have it for sure.

        Also, found a bug that jolla or the early adopters should have found. Maybe tat was the Easter egg by jolla?

        • Unlike you, the rest of us haven’t turned moaning about the second refund into out lives purpose and aren’t just sitting here refreshing the page every few seconds.

          However I guess an easter egg with the message “Dave, you’re not going to get that second refund. We spent it all on booze and hookers” would probably be pretty funny knowing the freak-out it would cause you to have…

          • I think jolla are more intelligent do play a cheap joke like that. Given the time of the year it’s more likely they spent it on Mämmi and Kossu, which I have no problem with.

            The question is. Why do you care.

            • The thing about jokes is that they’re funny.

              Your incessant spam moaning, which you’ve been doing in the comments section to EVERY SINGLE Jolla blog post literally same day it’s posted, always within hours of it being posted, for over a year is anything but funny.

              Yes, literally EVERYONE who reads the comments section understands that you’re unhappy about not getting your second refund.

              You can stop the spam now.

              • This project was and still a crowedfunding project. That means you doing it together with your backers, you inform them about progress. If it was a regular project within jolla I couldn’t care less. But now we need updates all the time about the project aka the financial situation.

                • Dave, how many times have we been over this? Because your goldfish class memory is showing again.

                  Jolla has been putting up updates on the refund process whenever there’s been something new to report. The last update on the subject was only about 2 months ago and you already whined about no updates a couple of weeks later.

                  Nobody needs the daily updates you want. All that we really need is updates whenever there’s something new to report on and right now there clearly isn’t anything new to report on.

                  Contrary to what you may believe, the constant spam you’ve been putting up for over a year is NOT helping. At all. All it’s doing is annoying people and turning the comments section to every Jolla blog into nothing but whining.

                  • Even if it’s a year since first refund payout we are still clueless if we are closer or more far away from the second refund than a year ago.

                    • You may be clueless with your goldfish memory, but I distinctly remember the CEO of the company saying that they’re planning aiming to get them done before the end of the year.

                      Then again with your goldfish memory you’re probably going to complain about how “we” don’t know anything even after they announce the exact date…

  56. Sound very nice, as a Meizu Pro5-Ubuntu user (which is the best phone i ever had), im excitly waiting for the Sony Xperia XZ Flagship phone with Sailfish OS on it to give it a try.

  57. SFOS is going to better and better. :) :)
    Jolla, pls start to sell SFOS smart watches.
    How long do we have to wait it? Unfair!

  58. I think you are being unrealistic in your expectation here. The current plan appears to be to focus on Sailfish as the sole Jolla “product” and develop collaborations with hardware manufacturers (such as that announced with Sony Open). It is possible that a smart watch manufacturer might be willing to develop such a collaboration – probably not if it would cannabilise their own product range. It would be interesting to see a Suunto/Jolla venture.

    • Yes, but we have to produce demand pressure, that Jolla start to serkku active partners and synergy. You gave a good idea: Suunta/ Jolla joint venture.
      Hi marketing guys in Jolla, please wake up and take contacts! ☺☺☺☺☺

  59. Hello. I read online that Aqua Fish and other Sailfish devices can be updated via developer mode or terminal. If anyone is conversant with this, could he/she walk me through that process and/or post screenshots? I doesn’t make any sense to say an update is available for all devices, but it doesn’t download to certain phones when attempted.

    • @caloma Who said the update was available for all devices? The article says it’s available for Jolla devices. Aqua Fish is not a Jolla device.

      • Formally that is true. But you perfectly know that AquaFish is a fruit of COOPERATION in frames of Sailfish India established by Intex and Jolla among others. I think it is quite normal that AquaFish device (or INNOI, or Jalla, or Sony, or FairPhone, or MiFone, or TuringPhone, or any other else) is expected by users in the same time and they ought not to be treated as “worse kind of” users(!). We are using the same OS, and coordination of this ought to take a week, lets say from 2 up to 3, but definitely less then month. I know this is related on Intex and other partners, but non-Jolla devices users should know what they can count on, at last in outlines or plans. Perhaps I am to idealistic but this is where customers will blame Jolla for lack of upgrades for a device X. Hence publishing proudly Lijoki announcement or any other have to contain anything about non-Jolla devices. Form something like “we have passed verified code of this upgrade to partners, so other then Jolla vendors, who will inform users o its devices when this updates will be adopted to their models of devices, and ready for download & install” to planned calendar of publishing those updates. Otherwise nobody will want to buy AquaFish or Xperia and will demand for having regular service Jolla – what would be not good for Jolla I suppose. I even think it is better to make early access 2 weeks instead 1, if that would allow to have non-Jolla devices upgrades ready and published in similar time. This is about customers satisfaction from Sailfish and nomen-omen ambience around, not about pure art of engineering. Having something special like Sailfish upgrade, it should not be served in way that make customers feel angry or hesitated. And “it is not us, it is they” only statement, even if true, is to childish and not respecting customers IMHO. At last should be info what they can expect, in what time perspective. I think.

  60. And therein lies the problem. See the February 8, 2017 blog entry by Sami Pienimäki quoting the letter from the Jolla CEO: a strong Sailfish year ahead of us! He stated: “We launched the Aqua Fish device together with Intex Technologies in India, brought the Jolla C…” This implies – at least – that AF is a Jolla device. Is it not unreasonable therefore that users might expect upgrades? Fragmentation is likely to further increase frustration and diminish the sense of community.

    • I’m pretty sure all that says is that they launched it with intex. I don’t see it implying that the aqua fish is their device when it specifically states they released it together.

      Besides, the aqua fish has a whole bunch of intex specific stuff so it’s intex who controls what updates to out to devices. The same way american cellphone carriers control what goes out to phones they’ve sold to customers (with the exception of apple as they’re way too much of a control freak to allow carrier to do this).

      • I hope to approve updates does not take a month, as there are not so much alternatives to have a device with sailfish os :-) Outside of jolla c, intex aqua fish is the only (official) alternative for now. Hopefully this changes with the sony xperia devices soon …

  61. This is great, but where is our refund?

  62. @James: any chance to get support for Hungarian (language but at least, keyboard layout)?

    • As nobody has answered you yet, here are my 3 forints in good faith: undoubtedly “yes”, only somebody has to do it. There are about 15 keyboards defined already including non-latin letters. All them are almost like templates, which can be an example “how to” define needed keyboard. (BTW @James: how about an instruction e.g. “how to define a new keyboard for Sailfish”? Or perhaps something like this already exists?) The point and the most important part is in commonly used Hungarian standard which can or should be used. I don’t know which one and how many of them are used.
      Besides to make a request for Hungarian kbd and lng at TogetherJollacom – the best would be to find a Hungarian coder, preferably familiar with Linux, who would like to provide it as open source contribution to Sailfish. And perhaps kbd ought to be a contribution to MER project, hence all projects using MER stuck core will have it also perhaps, but I am not sure. I suppose translation of Hungarian strings in OS would be only a question of time.
      So short answer: “yes, technically it is not a big problem, but only if you will do it on your own, or find somebody who will do it as open source, or will adopt existing open source solution”. So, how about to ask at Hungarian Linux forums who could do it? Only asking Jolla it can take some lonnng time unfortunately I suppose.

  63. moved my intex to 2.1.10. the howto is available in the community.
    you can also find there the howto to remove the indian stuff for a hardware reset.

  64. When will the second phase of the refund of the Tablet money be made?

    The wait is very long.

  65. After the update my Jolla Phone sometimes randomly shuts down.
    It never happened before!!
    Why??
    Only me??

    • If you have the original Jolla Phone, have you added tape or paper to the mack end of the battery so that it presses the battery more firmly against the contact. This is a well know design error and will most likely plague every Jolla Phone at some time.

      • ah

        does this also mean the phone wont charge correctly?

        currently my Jollas LED flashes red when im trying to charge it

        Would you paper “hack” fix this??

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