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Let’s celebrate independence

Finland has been one of the most welcoming homes for startups over the past years, making it the pioneering country to bring your ideas and dreams into reality. Jolla has been one of those dreams becoming a reality in the Finnish startup scenery over the past six years. It has been a ride full of ups and downs, but a fun ride nonetheless.

Finland, is celebrating its 100th year of independency this year and the independence day is tomorrow, December 6. There has been celebrations all around the country from the beginning of 2017 in every corner of every town.

Sailfish OS is about freedom of choice, independence and perseverance, values that are very descriptive for Finland as well. In Finnish language there is a particular word sisu for certain type of perseverance, which is also very descriptive for Jolla and our community.

We at Jolla are proud to be developing the world’s only independent mobile operating system with true sisu together with our community and we want to celebrate Finland’s 100th independence year together with you. To do so, and to share further independence to the world, you can now use the voucher “INDEPENDENCE” to get a 20% discount from all Sailfish X purchases until December 17, 2017.

Sincerely yours,

Sami Pienimäki

CEO & Co-founder of Jolla Ltd. Opportunistic entrepreneur, loves family, skiing and cars.



  1. congratulations! Why not celebrate with refund and mámmi?

    • Cause mámmy is not chocolate. And it’s usually an easter prelibacy (if you’re in it, that is)

  2. Thanks! Bought my second SailfishX a few minutes ago.

  3. Congratulations and best wishes!
    Thanks for this offer, but I would prefer version of SailfishOS X for Xperia X Compact without discount ;-)

  4. COngratulations! I’ve been here since the start-up and I am now enjoying SailfishX. Not a moment of regret! Best wishes for all Finlanders (is that how you say it?) and you people @ Jolla in particular.

  5. 100 years should give backers 100% ofc…not 20% :D

    I’m still waiting for my Christmas gift from Jolla. Any day now. Before Christmas preferably.

  6. Nope

    Im not parting with my money until I know what the roadmap is tbh

    some clear concise statements would be welcome!

    • I supported the x program mainly becouse Jolla still support Jolla 1 and and trying to refund backers even if sw still not usable after all this time, can’t use it unfortunately. What kind of statement are you looking for?

      • something along the lines of…

        “Hey Sailors, we’re happy to report that the the Xperia project is now signed off seeing as we have replicated all the existing J1 & JollaC functionality on the Xperia……we’d like to thank everyone for sticking by us by announcing that Sailfish OS will shortly be available across ALL the Sony Open devices program!!!!

        Yup, that’s right as of January the 1st 2018 Sailfish OS to which we are all sooo dedicated to will be available for the following devices….XZ1, XZ1 Compact, XZ Premium, XZs, XZ, X Performance, X Compact, Z5 Premium, Z5, Z5 Compact, Z3+, Z4 Tablet, Z3, Z3 Compact, Z3 Tablet Compact, Z2, Z2 Tablet, Z1, Z1 Compact, Z Ultra, Z, ZL, Tablet Z, E3, M2, T2 Ultra, T3

        Simply choose the device that best represents your needs and download away!

        Happy shopping and Happy new Year!”

        ^^^^^why is that so hard? ^^^^^

        Right now somewhere on a parallel earth, THIS is probably happening!!!

        • Well, as it turns out, it can be VERY hard. I wonder who’s going to do all the ports and make Sailfish OS compatible with all of the devices you mentioned in a short amount of time while having other projects going at the same time and a small team? :) I’m sure you know that those devices are not similar whatsoever and I’m definitely sure you know that if we are going to officially support Sailfish OS on a device, we would need quite a long amount of time to make all the features compatible with the hardware. It is like magic that takes time and a lot of resources to happen.

          • I understand it is impossible to license for every device. So this is not a good idea. My thoughts are the other way around: Jolla could choose a few devices, say a Sony Xperia X, an Compact and a luxury Sony. It would be best if Jolla could do the unlocking and flashing at a certain price and sells these as SonySailfish devices. Voilà. Why am I saying this? Because awareness about the need for an independent device is growing. More people are going to be annoyed by Apple and Google/Android.

            • While that is a more reasonable idea, it does not mean it can be doable with these current circumstances. Selling a device with a Sony badge is less likely to happen from our webshop. If any third-party wants to sell a pre-loaded Sailfish X device, they are more than welcome to a discussion with us and Sony. And about adding more devices, we have said it times after times that it will happen! We will come back to you as soon as it is clearer for us what devices are coming and when.

          • Hi James,

            thanks for the reply.

            My point isnt so much that anyone really thinks this will be easy, its more about the growing frustration of not knowing what’s going on. This is made worse at times by the contradictory picture given by Jolla about the plans for the future (in terms of Sailfish X and other Sony devices).

            From day one I’ve been down with Jolla & SFOS. You guys were truly a breath of fresh air…unfortunately there’s a risk of things now becoming slightly stale.

            It sounds like Jolla are too thinly spread out..”Blockchain” means absolutely nothing to me, like literally ZERO as I’m merely waiting to get a SFOS on a device that will see out the next 2-4 years, everything else is just fluff at this point.

            Wearable SFOS? No thanks! Why would I want SFOS on my wrist when I’m not currently walking around with SFOS in my pocket?

            Like Kea rightly points out…why not cherry pick a few devices across the Open Devices range that covers the widest range of possible users??

            If all the fruits of the Jolla developers labour was SFOS on an Xperia and then nothing further for 9 months it would feel like a bit of a waste imo

            Users like myself and others are essentially “Champions” for SFOS but you are starting to lose some of us as its getting harder and harder to stick by you, give us new handsets to Champion!!!!

            Your statement above about “we would need quite a long amount of time to make all the features compatible with the hardware. It is like magic that takes time and a lot of resources to happen.” …..runs counter to previous announcements that once SFOS was done for the Xperia it would be a simple case of porting over for other Sony Open Devices…so which is it?

            Sami recently announced ….”we’ve been working on supporting new Sony Xperia hardware variants and to deliver an up-to-date hardware portfolio for 2018″

            So you’ll appreciate where I’m coming from??


  7. ‘Sisu’ is a good trait, and Jolla has shown it possesses this trait. But it can also has a risk: perseverance while not noticing that it is not the right way. I hope that the Jolla team will make the right decisions in the future.
    As for now: with the help of James Noori I am enjoying SailfishX on the Xperia. But what about all the other people who are not developers and yet would like to try Sailfish too? My husband for example, your mum, aunt? It would be nice if someone could establish a business for flashing! Or create service points in several countries. I think this is really necessary in order to grow.

  8. SailfishX on the Xperia: the sound is much better than on my Jolla 1, really an improvement!
    To my pleasure it is now possible to use Wire, a very good, beautiful and safe chat/video-call app, available in Aptoide. It is a perfect replacement for Skype. Recommended!

  9. Congratulations on the national independence.

    I’m still waiting for my tablet refund.

  10. Sailfish X vouchers from remaining tablet refunds do not receive 20% Independence discount?

  11. Is harbour just not working for me, or in general? I wanted to install this new game gooble invasion from harbour as described, but i cannot do anything in harbour, not search for an application not download anything, what am i doing wrong? I know there is also the possibility to install it through Android, but i would prefer the native app. Thanks really much in advance :)

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