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Fourth generation of Sailfish OS is here!

We’ve come a long way, since Sailfish OS was first introduced in 2013. Now as we enter the 4th generation with Sailfish OS, the secure platform for trusted mobile solutions, we can proudly say that our product is in great shape and ready to expand to new frontiers!  After Sailfish 3 was launched many big developments have happened that have have impacted Jolla, Sailfish OS, our partners with us, and all the daily Sailfish users.

To name a few:

  • We have delivered over 5,000 improvements and fixes to the OS since Sailfish 3. In particular, our emphasis has been on various security features to ease corporate level deployments but which are also beneficial for all privacy-caring users
  • The EU GDPR went into effect, and we’re proud to have been 100 % compliant from day 1 (and even before that)
  • Full-scale Sailfish X ports were developed for Sony Xperia XA2 and Xperia 10 together with the great Sailfish community
  • Our unique Android App Support for Linux platforms was updated to support Android 9 apps, and the support for Android 10 apps is already nicely on the way
  • A new Sailfish OS Forum was created, and we’ve been happy to see many new members join the discussions in the much more lively forum – thanks for all the encouraging feedback!
  • Long-term collaboration with OMP deploying Aurora OS in Russia has delivered tons of open source contributions to the OS

On a high-level Sailfish 4 includes several security and functionality updates, the long-awaited browser update, redesigned daily usage flow of key applications, as well as a rebooted developer experience. In particular we’re proud to boast full-scale OS-level Mobile Device Management (MDM) to enable easy and manageable end-to-end trusted corporate and governmental sector deployments.

The first Sailfish 4 software release, Koli, is today made available to all Sailfish users. You’re welcome to read more details from the Koli blog post, which our software engineer David Llewellyn-Jones has crafted.To celebrate this milestone Sailfish 4 release, we’ve also just published a major update to the Sailfish OS website to show better and more visually what this great alternative OS is all about – be sure to check out that as well!

Your Jolla captain,
Sami

 

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Sami Pienimäki

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

22 Comments

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    Thank you, sailors! Sailfish OS 4 is great and I like the new look of the website.
    Please sail on and keep the course!

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    Good news! Viva Jolla, viva Sailfish, viva refund ;-)!

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    great to hear about a new update – once we will see the magical VoLTE/VoWifi support, too… 😉

    slowly but steadily it will be a necessity in corporate domain as well…

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    With the newest update, users still cannot bluetooth mp3s. Like on Sailfish III, VPNs still don’t work on my device…or perhaps I don’t know how to configure them. Would it be possible for Jolla to accept payments in Bitcoin? PayPal wants to know everything about its user and I like anonymity. I ask because my Travelex Money Card no longer works in my region all thanks to the COVID 19 scamdemic/lockdown.

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    Thank you very much again for your great work.
    Go on. I know: Jolla and the Community, you all do your best.

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    Thank you for another great upgrade. Keep up the good work and stay aboard!
    Wonko

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    Thanks for the update guys. Its a nice feeling, that a small amount of my time and work is also in this new release….

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    I wish the full refund for the tablet backers was here.

    Still no word even after 6!! years Jolla has not been able to close this chapter of their history.

    So yes Jolla has come a long way, and has still a long way to go before they can continue as a trustworthy company.

    Fairy tales and lies is what they sell so far.
    Make amends Jolla ! Pay your tablet the promised full refund !

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      i think after 6 years you should make your amends

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      Can you imagine all the things you could buy if you’d spent even half the time you spent over the years complaining about not getting the second half of your refund working?

      I get it, you’re pissed that you didn’t get a full refund when the tablet project went wrong for reasons outside of Jolla’s control, but moaning about it in the comments to every single Jolla blog post for years on end is more than just excessive.

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        It’s not only about money, it’s also about promises, lie and trust.
        Jolla lies and it’s sad… But it’s important to remind every time about it, because liar must be pointed and named. Maybe forgived, but not forgotten 😉

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          Lying? We’re talking about an indiegogo campaign that failed for reasons outside of Jolla’s control. Things like major components unexpectedly going out of production, third party funding falling trough and the assembler just taking half of those no-longer-available components when Jolla couldn’t pay them.

          It’s kind of ironic how you’re actually lying about Jolla having lied. Lying entails knowing deception and that never happened. You know what happened and chose to lie about it.

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            Time to time I check this blog, agree, waste of time. I had hopes that sailfish is truly open source where it is not, as they stated at the beginning and removed after, check the code. The tablet fiasco is another example. Even android is more open than sailfish.
            If it would be a different situation this company would sky rocket! But seems it is in survival state.

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            “major components unexpectedly going out of production”

            But Jolla said “since we want to offer you the best possible hardware, we chose to switch to a new display”. So, Jolla lied about true reasons of problems. Probably also lied to contractors about fundings , tried to close financial gap with new wave of “pre-order”. Fake schedules, fake promises about production.

            Ok, maybe I’m too negative. Jolla have promised to pay second half of refund sometime someday. Is it a true or is it a lie? Should I belive, wait and hope? Or should I just forgive and forgot?

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      Well Maikel, you are a clown. 7 years ago I have wrote publicly on their forum how you can get your money back and I still see that you whine after all these years. Since 7 years has passed, it is now impossible to do that, but let me refresh your memory, as you might recall. Each credit card has contract with financial service such as Amex, Visa, MasterCard etc. Each one of them has protection policy of charge back for example Amex in my case has up to one year to claim a charge back if the vendor did not deliver what they promised. The procedure is quite simple, you contact that house who issued your card and pass all email correspondence from Jolla claiming that they will deliver and how many times they postponed their promise, and at the end admitted that they can’t deliver. That is a valid proof that vendor did not respect their part of the bargain. No matter if it is a indigogo it other scam platforms. They will issue money back on your account, so they will either get money from them or payed from insurance, and later Jolla will be marked as fraud in their system making it harder for them to use any financial services in the future.

      Lesson to be learned, instead of whining on their each post, do the research and read all of your rights and possibilities how to get protected…

      I got my money back in full 🙂

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        Better to be prepared than sorry.

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    Sailors, many thanks for the new major release! It looks very promising and I really like the way how the OS it progressing.

    Let’s go full speed ahead!

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      Meh, I need more sleep…
      s/it/is/g

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    Hello Mr. Sami Pienimäki

    Can you tell me how Jolla is doing at the moment with the refund of the outstanding payment of $127 “paying out tablet refund round 2”?

    When you can bring out a new version of Sailfish 4, you can sure pay me the money back from the year 2017!!

    I have been waiting four years for the money I invested in a company I was proud of.

    How long will they wait and put us off?

    Just to remind you, we have supported your company so that the innovative ideas could be implemented.

    Where is this hunger of the company remained!

    I hope that it is not again simply said that you aren’t in the situation to pay 127$…. how many times the Support this has said…

    Give me a feedback but not from Support, from you please.

    Kind regards
    Andreas Spadin

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    Hello!

    Great news that Jolla and Sailfish are sailing on in these difficult times! 🙂

    Please, let us know about new supported devices soon -the ones officially supported are getting harder to find and new device brands and models are needed to keep the OS alive and relevant.

    It’s hard to recommend the OS to new users if compatible devices cannot be found in stores…

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    Hello, when is SFOS coming out for Xperia 10 II?

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