Jolla can’t get enough of making us excited.
They are doing everything very quietly and sort of sneaky and they haven’t announced anything yet.
You remember Slush, right? Last year Jolla unveiled their user interface at Slush’s startup event. So today I came across Slush’s website and found something interesting and unannounced (Yet, I presume) which gathered my attention and gave my some spice for this article of mine.
I have found Marc Dillon in the list of speakers. Now hold your horses because there is still no sign of Jolla in the agenda provided by Slush so it might be something secret or at the same time not secret at all but only something unconfirmed.
You can see the list speakers list here: Slush (Just make sure to scroll down a bit in the “Founder Talks” section.
So what do you comment about this? My guess is that they might or might not perform their last unveiling before hitting the market, but there is a high chance that they hold it still because it would be preferable if they host their own event, wouldn’t it? So what do you think it’s going to be? The last speech before the main event, maybe? Post your guesses in the comment section until we get the proper news from Jolla themselves.
Another piece of news which gathered my attention today (Which was rather late since this thing was for one week ago) bt nonetheless I managed to find out that no other websites has covered it apparently.
Last week on October 16th, a user on TMO named Rainisto posted some details regarding building a 3rd party keyboard for the Other Half . According to him there are 4 new details which I break down for you:
- 3,3V VDD (max 300mA, preferrably < 150mA to avoid thermal issues)
- 1,8V I2C (400kHz default setting in kernel)
- Other half expected to work in slave mode, phone is master
- Dedicated INT GPIO (1,8V) for interrupts
They’re pretty straight forward especially the first option which stresses the fact that Other Half isn’t supposedly a battery eater assuming it uses maximum 300 mA. Correct me if I’m wrong. And it’s been estated that it’s better to use less energy to avoid thermal issues.
The bandwidth of Other Half has been set by default in the kernel as 400kHz which is definitely going to be manipulable with a custom kernel or perhaps some modifications if it’s not enough and since I2C is capable of more.
As expected, The Other Half is going to performs as a slave only so basically that makes the first half, the master. easy!
The last one, I’ve got no expertise on and I am sincerely asking you readers to make it clear in the comment section if you have any knowledge about it.
At the end I would like to show you a tweet from Mr. Stefano Mosconi (One of the co-founders) which was tweeted a few hours ago from the time I’m writing this, and it is a sort of a very nice teaser as I get it. See, today they have announced that Sailfish SDK is going to support ARM packaging which strongly reminds the Nokia N9 into my mind, and right a few hours after releasing the update, Mr. Mosconi has announced that MeeGo apps are not going to be lost and they will find their new home very soon.
— Stefano Mosconi (@zzste) October 22, 2013
What do you guys think that is? Is it something like their Android App Compatibility Layer which estates the fact that apps can run on Sailfish without a single modification? Or it means something else? I’m very psyched about this.
Featured image is taken from Slush.org
Hope you enjoyed the news and it was useful for you.
Sepehr Noori (James)