No so long ago Jolla officially removed the “Beta” tag from Sailfish OS and the OS saw the light of the day when being more stable and more fun to play with!
Today, the update number 5 known as Paarlampi brought us new features, new bug fixes and a lot more which we expected.
Now you might be wondering what on earth is new right? Well nothing too serious except the MMS which was promised, but a lot of older bugs are fixed and now it’s more fluid to worth with Sailfish OS!
Users running software version < 22.214.171.124
If your device is running software version lower than 126.96.36.199 and have WareHouse app installed (i.e you are using OpenRepos), disable all openrepo repositories before attempting to upgrade your device. Else, you risk breaking the device. Read important-steps-to-do-before-updating and how-to-disable-openrepos-repositories posts for more information.
- Two-way sync of Exchange contacts
- Over-the-air (OTA) provisioning: Receive mobile data and MMS access point settings from your operator over-the-air
- Share and receive pictures and contacts via MMS (experimental 1)
- EXIF data is now stored in photos taken with camera.
- Save GPS coordinates in captured photos [Settings->Apps->Camera]
- Set default account to be used for sending emails [Settings->Apps->Email]
- Swipe to close gesture available as a setting and disabled by default for new users [Settings->System->Shortcuts]
- Visual interaction hints in events view, browser, camera, email, phone and messages apps
- Keyboard sounds [Settings->System->Sounds and feedback->Touch screen tones]
Note: MMS is Tested on Finnish operator networks only. Let us know if you have issues on your operator network. View more info on MMS settings at ZenDesk.
Highlights of other improvements
- Fixed OpenSSL “heartbleed” bug (CVE-2014-0160)
- Provides Exchange account setting for two-way contact synchronization
- Option to clear learned words from text prediction database [Settings->System->Text input]
- Disabled accounts now appear dimmed and non-selectable in the presence selection view
- Allows enabling GPS in flight mode
- Connection indicator in home screen now supports dual connection of WLAN and mobile data (one connection online, another ready-to-use)
- Fixes issue where disabling mobile data connection mid-way through a data sync (e.g.: scheduled sync of emails, social media etc) re-activated mobile data at the next scheduled automatic sync interval specified by the user, or when a user manually triggered a new sync.
- Visual indication in the launcher on android apps when Android runtime is being upgraded
- Proper support of updating and uninstallation of Android apps
- Swipe gestures to close and minimize apps now follow orientation of the android apps
- Fixes security vulnerabilities – Android Bugs 9695860,10148349
- Supports android apps that use android camera apps directly instead of the camera API
- Android audio volume normalized
- Supporting sending SMS via Android apps
- Improved 2D/3D performance
- Delete all occurrences of a recurring calendar event
- Disables swipe gesture to access camera roll while recording video
- Graphics improvement to timers and shutter key
Clock & Alarm
- Provision for the alarm to ring when the phone has shutdown in battery low condition
- Tapping clock and calendar alarm dialogs now displays animation hint to use the pulleys (also in incoming call, Class 0 SMS, Supplementary Services dialogs)
- Visual refresh for the preloaded Ambience photos and colors
- Display page edges when moving between application pages
- Haptic feedback on shutting down the phone
Homescreen, Lock screen, Events view, Notifications
- Plays sounds only for high priority notifications (i.e missed call, chat, SMS, MMS, voice mail and email) when the device is locked
- Displays busy indicator on top of application being uninstalled or updated (same hint as when you install new app)
- Flicking horizontally on lock screen now displays animation hint to unlock with a flick up (same hint as when you tap the lock screen)
- Plays sound feedback on interacting with keys
- Notifies Jolla about developer mode activation for the Jolla account configured on the device
- Disables stepping back when the OS update download is ongoing
- Provides ‘Create new email message’ option directly from the main view via pulley menu
- Displays placeholder text for To, Cc and Bcc fields until text is entered
- Improves picking recipients while composing mails
- Receive photos and contacts (vCard) via MMS
- Improves entering recipients on a new message
- Allows display/edit of ‘Title’ field in Exchange contacts
- Updates context menu in contact picker to allow ‘Edit’ and ‘Add to favorites’ actions
- Updates highlight colors of default 9 ambiance
- Provides image editing view in landscape mode
- Displays ambience settings immediately after creating a new ambience
The Other Half
- Wakes up display when switching TOH covers
- Allows configuring sound settings associated with TOH ambience
- Startup wizard now explicitly provides feedback when the user wants to skip creating a Jolla account
- Call forwarding options are not visible in the UI though they are set. Until we find a fix, please use the GSM service codes from the phone dialer to verify your settings. Referhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Call_forwarding#Keypad_codes for useful codes.
- Settings app takes some time before it loads completely after boot.
- EXIF info of the photos is not visible in the Gallery.
- Occasionally, the device may have problems connecting to internet when the device is connected to both WLAN and mobile data networks. We have a fix in the pipeline.
- Some of the device reboot issues have been addressed though it does not eliminate the problem completely. We are striving to find a fix to resolve the issue permanently. Please contact Jolla Care email@example.com if there are severe issues on your device.
For more details about bug fixes please visit together.jolla.com
All the notes are taken directly from Jolla2gether forum