It is approaching the end of July, and we’d like to update you briefly on the progress of Jolla Tablet development and delivery schedule.
Progress with Display
Regarding the unexpected challenges with the display component we told you about in our previous Jolla Tablet update, we are happy to report that the critical issues around this component have been resolved! There are still some tweaks to be done and loose ends to tie-up, followed by several rounds of rigorous testing to ensure a high level of quality.
Addendum July 28, 2015: You asked for more details, and we gathered more details for you. Please take a look at the “Jolla Tablet Hardware Update” post for an in-depth description on what were the issues with the displays, why we switched to a new display (not once, but twice), how we resolved the challenges with the latest display, and what you can expect going forward.
Shipping schedule update
The Developer Device loan program has been launched with invitations sent to selected developers. We anticipate that these developers will get their hands on Jolla Tablet developer devices from the pre-production batch very soon, as we will be shipping them in early August.
The risk of the July delivery schedule slipping which we mentioned earlier has unfortunately materialized due to the challenges with the display. Ramping up for general shipments to contributors will take about 3-5 weeks following the Developer Device program.
More to come
We are keeping this update short to answer some of your most pressing questions about the Jolla Tablet. In the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing more on our progress and accomplishments in software, apps, packaging, accessories, developer program, and so on. Stay tuned by following us on the Jolla Blog with the ‘Jolla Tablet’ tag, and thanks for staying with us on this journey!