The next Sailfish OS software update (Äijänpäivänjärvi) is now available for everyone. As previously, the update was first made available as an early release to more advanced users who have opted in to be among the first to try it. Read about the procedure here.
What new in this update?
For this software release we’ve made some important fixes for the Android application support, which should make the user experience even better than before. Many security fixes have also been on the list, plus improvements to applications and features, including:
- Maps are now available in landscape mode, meaning you can use them regardless of orientation
- Keyboard: the virtual keyboard can now be divided into two parts in landscape mode, making it easier to write with both hands
- Email: IMAP idle/push support is now added to mail accounts, meaning that your email inbox should be up to date all the time
- Gestures: the swipe gesture has been changed providing better feedback to the user (try it out and you’ll see!)
Certain changes in the Sailfish OS Facebook integration (XMPP chat API) will no longer be available after April 30, 2015. For the time being Facebook account login, instant messaging and contacts sync are not supported. We continue to investigate the situation with Facebook and hope to find a resolution soon. We will keep you informed of the outcome. Sorry for the inconvenience.
For more details on this update go here.
We hope you enjoy the update Äijänpäivänjärvi! And do try to pronounce the name 🙂
On behalf of the Jolla Team,