1. AluminiumRims's Avatar
    https://jolla.com/wp-content/uploads...2017_FINAL.pdf

    Jolla does what Blackberry seems to be unable to do under the Chen governance. Jolla has managed to get a deal with Sony who will adapt Jolla Sailfish for the Xperia line of phone.

    Jolla adds support for Sailfish OS on Sony Mobile’s Xperia devices

    Mobile World Congress 2017, Barcelona, February 27, 2017 - Jolla Ltd., the developer of open operating system, Sailfish OS, today announced support for Sony’s Open Devices Program, to provide a leading hardware platform for Sailfish OS licensing customers and the Sailfish community.

    Jolla is aiming to release an official version of its Sailfish OS for a range of Sony Mobile’s Xperia devices - the first project is a Sailfish OS powered Xperia X, which is on show at Jolla’s stand at Mobile World Congress 2017 (stand 5H19).

    The announcement represents a new opportunity for Jolla’s partners and community members alike - Sailfish OS customers around the world will soon be able to utilise Sony’s advanced mobile hardware in their projects, and Sony’s Open Devices program will offer Sailfish community members a chance to get their hands on an exciting new range of Sailfish-powered devices.
    Sony Xperia aren't really low end phones so this will really help Jolla.

    Can Jolla/Sony attract some customers from the BB10 users?
    02-27-17 02:06 PM
  2. Denise in Los Angeles's Avatar
    Will it have apps???????
    02-27-17 02:08 PM
  3. JohnKCG's Avatar
    https://jolla.com/wp-content/uploads...2017_FINAL.pdf

    Jolla does what Blackberry seems to be unable to do under the Chen governance. Jolla has managed to get a deal with Sony who will adapt Jolla Sailfish for the Xperia line of phone.



    Sony Xperia aren't really low end phones so this will really help Jolla.

    Can Jolla/Sony attract some customers from the BB10 users?
    Sony mobile is Just like BlackBerry a few years ago, started good but it is diying a horrible death now, if anything, that real is like BlackBerry did a Windows Phone secured device, Sailfish is like BlackBerry 10, Ubuntu Phone, Firefox OS and Windows Phones, OS'es that had their good points but that currently are fighting to see Who has the most low marketshare
    02-27-17 02:15 PM
  4. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    Jolla has announced a number of "plans"... most have never succeed.

    Tablet
    Turning Phone
    Deal with Indian OEMs

    That said... didn't see any press conference (if there was one). Sony has a Open Devices Program that has been going on for a while. Let's developer play around with AOSP.

    I didn't see anywhere that SONY would be selling the Sailfish powered Xperia X. Only that you could buy one of these phones and then load Sailfish on it.
    02-27-17 02:23 PM
  5. AluminiumRims's Avatar
    I didn't see anywhere that SONY would be selling the Sailfish powered Xperia X. Only that you could buy one of these phones and then load Sailfish on it.
    You might be right about this but it is a good thing anyway and might attract some BB10 users.
    02-27-17 02:30 PM
  6. Prem WatsApp's Avatar
    Will it have apps???????
    Ouch! :-D

    (no need to say more, we know the discussion! )

    •   THISone, with the keys, hopefully coming soon to a phone store down unda... :-D   •
    02-27-17 02:34 PM
  7. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    You might be right about this but it is a good thing anyway and might attract some BB10 users.
    How will it attract BB10 users?

    BB10 can't be loaded on those phones... they don't have the drivers for QNX.
    02-27-17 03:17 PM
  8. Prem WatsApp's Avatar
    How will it attract BB10 users?

    BB10 can't be loaded on those phones... they don't have the drivers for QNX.
    Gestures...??? :-)))

    •   THISone, with the keys, hopefully coming soon to a phone store down unda... :-D   •
    02-27-17 03:21 PM
  9. 1122334455667788's Avatar
    How will it attract BB10 users?

    BB10 can't be loaded on those phones... they don't have the drivers for QNX.
    Anyone who enjoys having an OS that is a little different from what everyone else has may enjoy it.
    02-27-17 03:28 PM
  10. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    Anyone who enjoys having an OS that is a little different from what everyone else has may enjoy it.
    I think it's great that Sailfish lovers or those that don't like what the options are... will be able to use a more modern phone with an OS that is still in development.

    But I don't see how that will help BB10.... maybe sell a couple more phones from eBay? But it's not going to pull developers to BB10 to create new apps - both the ART and Native Tools are based on older version of what today's developers are use to. It's not going to encourage BB to release new BB10 hardware. And it's not like BB10 is open sourced and could be improved or tweaked by these developers.
    02-28-17 09:11 AM
  11. 1122334455667788's Avatar
    I think it's great that Sailfish lovers or those that don't like what the options are... will be able to use a more modern phone with an OS that is still in development.

    But I don't see how that will help BB10.... maybe sell a couple more phones from eBay? But it's not going to pull developers to BB10 to create new apps - both the ART and Native Tools are based on older version of what today's developers are use to. It's not going to encourage BB to release new BB10 hardware. And it's not like BB10 is open sourced and could be improved or tweaked by these developers.
    Sorry. I thought you meant how would Sailfish attract BlackBerry 10 users, not somehow attract users to BlackBerry 10.
    02-28-17 09:15 AM
  12. Denise in Los Angeles's Avatar
    You might be right about this but it is a good thing anyway and might attract some BB10 users.
    Anyone who enjoys having an OS that is a little different from what everyone else has may enjoy it.
    BB10 users who don't want to switch will ignore Sailfish the same way that they currently ignore IOS, Android, WP, and other all other OS varieties out there.
    02-28-17 12:07 PM

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