Hello all Jolla Tablet followers,
We’ve again received many questions about the Jolla Tablet and its schedule, and now it is time for a new update.
Previously we communicated that we started the Jolla Tablet shipping in October with a relatively small first batch. Many people have since received their tablets, and we’ve been happy to see several tweets and unboxing videos, commemorating this.
In the previous communication we stated that wave 2 shipments will occur at the beginning of November. Unfortunately, we have not been able to keep this timeline for wave 2. This can be attributed to various factors and simply the fact that we are still a start-up. We are pushing to start wave 2 shipments a couple of weeks late, i.e., by the end of November.
The wave 3 schedule will be communicated as soon as we have more details. There are a few unclear items related to this, and we do not want to provide you with incomplete information. At that time, we will also provide more info regarding refund option (that was communicated in early Oct. 2015). Please stay tuned.
We understand all too well that this is a big disappointment for many of you, and we sincerely apologize for this turn of events.
Aptoide: tailored Aptoide app store
On a positive note, we are glad to introduce a new enhancement for using your favorite Android apps on the Jolla Tablet. Our friends at Aptoide have built and released a specific Jolla Tablet Aptoide app store. To put it very simply, the idea is to offer you an easy way to find well-functioning Android apps for your Jolla Tablet.
As many of you might know, Aptoide has a very wide selection of Android apps available, but many of them have compatibility issues with the Jolla Tablet due to the different chipset optimizations. Thus we’ve asked Aptoide to build this separate store to include only properly tested applications for the Jolla Tablet. Currently the selection is somewhat limited, but the app availability is growing as we speak. From the get-go the selection includes most popular apps like Twitter, Facebook, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Instagram, Spotify, and Dropbox, to name just a few.
You can find the Jolla Tablet specific app store in Aptoide under the ‘Store’ link. Additionally, you can browse it online here.
If you have already installed the previous version of Aptoide on your Jolla Tablet, you need to install the new version, i.e. the old version will not be updated. This way you can also keep the old Aptoide version if you wish.
On behalf of the whole Jolla team, Juhani