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whc 2016-11-14 11:10

Best way getting into Sailfish OS?
 
Hi, really want to get into Sailfish OS, happy Nokia N810, N900 and N9 user in the past.

Have a Nokia N9, is it possible to get OS 2.0 on that, or else thinking of getting Intex Aqua Fish, that comes with Sailfish OS 2.0 out the box.

But is there no premium solution, seems to be budget phones that comes with Sailfish OS, maybe a way to get the OS on a more premium Android phone?

Any help is appreciated.

Markkyboy 2016-11-14 12:31

Re: Best way getting into Sailfish OS?
 
I suppose opinions will vary among users, but as a current owner of a Jolla1, if my Jolla1 got broken beyond repair, I would possibly try to get a second hand Jolla1, failing that, it'd be an Intex Aquafish - you'd be right in stating that there isn't a premium solution, but to be honest, there has yet to be an official premium offering.

I haven't played with any other devices regarding ported versions of SailfishOs, so I cannot comment on that.

The JollaC (only occasionally available second hand) is basically the Intex device with Jolla branding, or the other way round if you like, the differences are negligible.

Some users are using Turing devices for SailfishOs, but again, not without problems & niggles.

I think I'd have to say, get an Intex from India, the build quality cannot be any worse than the Jolla1.

juiceme 2016-11-14 12:39

Re: Best way getting into Sailfish OS?
 
Possibly AquaFish is the cheapest to go if you want to have ready-from-the-box SFOS experience, however the performance of the device is possibly not satisfactory if you want a real zoomer :p

If you want to go the do-it-yourself way the definite choice is Nexus5 (Hammerhead) since it is very well specced, quite cheap as a second-hand bargain, well supported and has a range of ready-made images available.

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Forgot the question about N9; yes, it is now possible to get SFOS 2.x.x to N9 too, so I have heard but have not tested it myself so cannot say anything about completeness of the build and whether it is usable as a daily driver. The 1.x.x versions had some slight hiccups that would drive all but the most callous users away :p

atlochowski 2016-11-14 13:17

Re: Best way getting into Sailfish OS?
 
Jolla C and Intex Aquafish are not the same phone, they have different antennas.

You can buy One Plus X (probably only second hand on the market) and flash it with Sailfish. I think this is the best phone for community ports.

I have Jolla and Jolla C and I prefer Jolla. Smaller dimensions are better for me and I prefer RGB notification LED.

taixzo 2016-11-14 18:55

Re: Best way getting into Sailfish OS?
 
OnePlus X is definitely the best port I've used (I've tried SFOS on Jolla, N9, HTC One m7, Nexus 4, Nexus 5 and the OPX). However, it did take about a month to buy the phone - there don't seem to be a lot of them for sale right now.

Dave999 2016-11-14 19:23

Re: Best way getting into Sailfish OS?
 
I would suggest Nexus or OnePlus. I would also suggest that you stay away from buying anything directly from jolla due to the likelyhood that you might be scammed. Happened 50% of their delivery(1 of 2). Better to buy a used one here, if you trust people around here that is ;).

Then when you have tried it you can try to buy something from jolla. If you can, please use invoice if possible.

GL

BluesLee 2016-11-14 21:02

Re: Best way getting into Sailfish OS?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by taixzo (Post 1518724)
OnePlus X is definitely the best port I've used (I've tried SFOS on Jolla, N9, HTC One m7, Nexus 4, Nexus 5 and the OPX). However, it did take about a month to buy the phone - there don't seem to be a lot of them for sale right now.

Just out of curiosity, what are the advantages of OPX compared to Nexus 5 from a SFOS perspective?

whc 2016-11-15 00:35

Re: Best way getting into Sailfish OS?
 
Thanks all, thinking to start out with the Intex Aqua Fish, really cheap on eBay, and brand new, even though the quality is not the most premium, have been long time since I have rooted and plaid with my phones, but if I get a good offer on a Oneplus X or Nexus 5 (my wife does have a Nexus 5, but she does not wanna get rid of it, even though I offered to get a new phone for her).

This seems to be the cheapest Intex I could find, cannot fint any european stores that sells it, is it only possible to get it from india?

Strange that i Finnish company, only currently have a phone out in india. Would be cool if Nokia was to buy Jolla, and get into the smartphone game again, really miss those days, now every phone looks the same.

Will be fun to see how much have changed since Nokia N9 running Meego, loved that UI, but pretty unusable now, since I cannot get Google or Live to sync with the phone, getting my contact and calendar plus e-mails on the N9, guessing that it just does not work well with two stage verification on Google and Microsoft, even though I have tried making separate app passworn for the phone.

Also have iPhone and Sony smartphones, even though I like Android and iOS, just not as well designed UI for my likings, brilliantly just swyping to get around the UI, with these all screen phones, just seems most naturel and fastest.

Have also thought about getting a Nokia N900, so I can test and see the evolution from maemo->meego->sailfish, really liked that phone back then, great combination og Nokia N810(800) internet tablet and a smartphone. Anyway getting all nostalgic here, just kind of miss those days, where Nokia came up with all kinds of phones and designs, also really liked Symbian and kind of miss those (sometimes) strange N-series phones.

taixzo 2016-11-15 15:47

Re: Best way getting into Sailfish OS?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BluesLee (Post 1518731)
Just out of curiosity, what are the advantages of OPX compared to Nexus 5 from a SFOS perspective?

Bluetooth on the Nexus 5 under Sailfish is very unreliable. It often takes several on/off toggles to work, and will usually stop working again after a few hours to a day and require a restart to work again.

Additionally, the kernel that the OnePlus X uses allows it to wake from sleep with a double-tap on the screen, like a real Jolla. Nexus 5 cannot do this as turning on its touch input requires the screen to be awake too.

Also, if you've used an N9 before - the OPX has what was one of the N9's best features, an OLED screen.

aegis 2016-11-15 16:48

Re: Best way getting into Sailfish OS?
 
If you need calendar syncing then iCloud CalDAV sync still works with the n9 but doesn't with SailfishOS. CalDAV is still a bag of hurt on Sailfish.


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