Jolla releases the next version of Jolla Launcher for community alpha testers. The update will be available via Google Play Store for invited Alpha testers.
The beta testing will start in August where everyone who signed up will be able to participate.
Jolla Launcher Community Alpha release (v 0.2.1) runs well on Android 4.4.4 (Nexus 4 & 5). An improvement is that the launcher now also works under ART compiler. The latest alpha release ahsn’t been tested on Android L developer preview release, but inputs from potential testers are very welcome.
“On Monday 21st of July we will release update (v 0.2.1) to Jolla Launcher Community Alpha release. That is possible even in the middle of hottest (literally) summer holiday season in Finland because of our restless team “tdb” & “zuh” from Movial :)” (together.jolla.com)
Change-log version 0.2.1:
- Fix running under ART virtual machine
- “Fix” PIN code query problems by not dismissing the android lockscreen at all. Users need to set lock screen to “none” from the security settings if they want to mimic the Jolla behaviour wrt lock screen.
- Applications are sorted alphabetically (except those that have predefined position)
- Folders now show four columns like the launcher grid
- Strip Google prefixes from app titles
- Adjust vibration strength for pulley menus
- Fix volume level indication when switching ambiences
- Show ongoing call screen in switcher so user can easily go back to it from launcher
- Fix for double notifications
- Fix a crash from reference leak, seen when rearranging apps
- Events view hint in lock screen is now disabled
- Debug dump information has been improved
- Extra asset files extraction now works for updates (not user-visible)
- Icon for launching tutorial
- If you start tutorial from icon, there is no other way out than running it all.
To report your testing results please use together.jolla.com with the tags jolla-launcher, your used Android version and phone. Make sure to search for an existing entry before you create a new one. Also keep an eye on your Gmail inbox as you probably will be invited again for a survey about Jolla Launcher v.0.2.1.