It’s Monday and everyone began working again! Tho, Sailors were working this weekend as well.
— Carsten Munk (@stskeeps) June 23, 2014
The latest update for Sailfish OS has been released for Nexus 4 users and many new things have started working!
Our beloved Alain who writes both here and at his own blog AllboutN9 (and Jolla) has been testing the new version since a few days back and has been reporting the new things so far which weren’t bad at all. In fact he has been using the Nexus 4 instead of Jolla for a few days and apparently it has performed well.
Of course there still are things that won’t work but let’s now see what works and what doesn’t.
- Under Settings/About Product manufacturer and product name are now shown as LG and Nexus 4 (previously as UNKNOWN).
- No system-freezes anymore when accessing About Product or Developer mode settings
- Removed “development software” watermark
- Jolla Store is now available and functional. On the last version it was possible to install Jolla Store manually, but since recent store updates it wasn’t possible anymore to install applications. Licensed applications like Maps, Microsoft Exchange and Android support aren’t available. You might still find Android applications in the store, but naturally can’t use them.
- The system feels much smoother and more stable. WLAN and mobile network connection seem to be improved as well (also applies to Jolla phones updated to Sailfish OS 188.8.131.52)
- Haptic feedbacks now also on virtual keyboard (if I remember right that wasn’t the case with the last version)
- Phone audio volume can now be changed with volume button during call
- No issues anymore waking up device using standby/off/on button
- It is possible to check for new OS updates – not sure though if you can actually perform an update (possibly not)
What doesn’t work yet?
- No video playback (you can manually install codecs from OpenRepos.net to get a a rather stumbled video playback and sound)
- No possibility to activate “Allow untrusted software”
- Camera doesn’t work yet
- No Bluetooth connections possible
- No MTP (data transfer via USB cable)
- A few UI graphical mistakes (system and applications) due to higher screen resolution of Nexus 4
- Logically, not all applications run on Nexus 4
If you want to try it out on your phone, feel free to check out the tutorial we have posted previously >> Click Here <<
Also, if you want to install Warehouse on your Nexus 4, just go ahead and follow the instructions:
(Courtesy of AllboutN9) ->
How to install Warehouse (Openrepos.net) application
- Activate developer mode and set a password (use SSH access firstname.lastname@example.org with your password if you prefer typing on a real keyboard…)
- Use Sailfish browser and download Warehouse for Sailfish OS here: openrepos.net
- Open Terminal and enter cd /home/nemo/Downloads
- Now type and confirm pkcon install-local harbour-warehouse-0.2-16.armv7hl.rpm to install the OpenRepos user interface.
Many thanks to Carsten Munk for the email and informing everyone about the update, And special thanks to my dear friend Alain Molteni for providing test materials and images on his beautiful blog!