Sure, but for whatever reason we haven’t seen an arrangement like that happen yet. But if it did, that would be of great benefit to the community Sailfish ports, and not just the Fairphone.
Thank you for your insights.
As a Jolla owner, I can confirm android support is essential to fill the inevitable functionality gap of a niche OS.
I hope an agreement can be found between Fairphone, Jolla and Myriad! I’m really hoping for the FP2/SailfishOS to be my next phone :).
I really hope FP2 gets Android app support as fast as Sailfish is available or shortly after. I fear SOS will go down (not intended lol) for most people when the app availability is worse than the number of games available for a 3310…
I am on the fence myself, and the FP2 seems awesome, even though the setup as is isn’t where I’d like it to be personally (I’d rather see upgradable parts like a base package with a 2MP camera which can be swapped for bigger stuff, up to really big stuff for those with the pockets and wish to do so). The Jolla phone is tbh spec-wise not there anymore, my Honor 4X is a stepping stone. HTC is releasing the M10 sometime this winter or spring, which is a serious contender for my sake.
If the FP2 could basically be a Jolla 2, fully working Sailfish OS and Alien Dalvik/Custom Dalvik support so you could get basic apps like Gmail, Spotify, Facebook, Snapchat and such, which are the main uses of my phone (it does find niche uses that are more technical, if that was the complete list, an old Bada-run Samsung would suffice lol).
Really hope this goes through as planned, we do need a serious contender to Android and iOS, and Microsoft isn’t the one, Blackberry, well that ship hasn’t gone down, but they are somehow sailing upside down… Maybe they should send out an SOS too (Sailfish OS) lol!
Looks like all the hardware passes the basic is-it-completely-broken test, but talking to the porters a number of bugs still remain and the packaging needs to be properly developed before it can be released
Just found this online. Might be interesting for some of you:
I finally managed to have my FP2 almost working the way I wanted it to. It took me a few trials, some hard resets, but now it is set up and even some bugs fixed. I spend quite some time doing that.
That said: I can’t wait for the next reset to try out sailfish OS! Waiting for it! :Dgrin:
I’m also searching for some information to install SailfishOS on my Fairphone2 (i get it yesterday ;-)).
Does anybody have information how to get an installation instruction and image - either the community version or an official one?
I think am able to manage some troubles during hand made installation.
I’ve done this last years many time on a lot of different devices with debian ports :-),
And as i see at https://wiki.merproject.org/wiki/Adaptations/libhybris the community version seams to be almost ready.
Maybe it will help asking the devs very politely for a pre-release and that you would like to test it and that you have some “beta testing” skills and are happy to report bugs? The more testers the better, I think. But maybe that’s just me.
I see a strange tendency in some communities that everything has to be release untested and during an “event”.
I’m not sure what the current situation is with regards to packaging, but if you want to help out then get yourself to #sailfishos-porters on irc.freenode.net and ask for the people doing the fairphone port.
So, tell us about it…
Do you have an image? Are you testing?
Report from the main porter is that he hopes to have a pre-release available for install soon.
I know, thats more or less what was said about a month ago, but i’m just the messenger
Is there anything new about the android app support? Honestly, I definitely would pay for that (since licenses seem to be the issue here).
The Sf-Droid community compatibility is making some reasonable headway to getting something usable, although im unsure whether anyone has done any testing on the Fairphone 2 in this regard.
As for alien-dalvik nothing has been announced as yet, although from @keesj’s talk @ FOSDEM it sounds like he is very interested in providing the best, easy to install, multiple operating system experience he can get, so I have no doubt that Fairphone and Jolla have had discussions about getting the full Sailfish experience onto the Fairphone 2.
Perhaps something is to be announced tomorrow @ MWC?
The full “tweet”. Yeah, libhybris is all green. Looks like they waited for just another event. It’s always good to have a deadline I guess …
That’s it, I’ll have to wipe again the phone memory
And it says "[…]Jolla and Fairphone are now evaluating possibilities to enter into commercial collaboration based on common values."
At least for me that doesn’t sound like we’ll have sailfish as an ‘official’ OS for the FP2 very soon. Although, it’s still exciting since that could mean Android app support.
Yeah it’s a little bit of a non-announcement really. We already knew they were in talks about some kind of commercial arrangement.
As for the hybris table being all green, that isn’t all that telling, but the porters have been mentioning some kind of release is going to happen soon for at least a few weeks now.