Missing last week’s news about the update, the “donate” function on Jolla store and a lot of other cool news and kind of dismissing them because it’s already late, although I might do a roundup later on, this week we have some great news about the next Sailfish OS update that is coming out after the 1.1.6, the 1.1.7.
Receiving an email from Soumya Bijjal on Sailfish OS developer mailing list, we can now have expectations for the next version of Sailfish OS when it reaches our devices soon.
With 1.1.7, you can expect:
– Toolchain upgrade to GCC4.8
– Pulseaudio upgrade to version 6.0
– Python upgrade to version 3.4.3
– Perform filesystem maintenance checks before downloading the OS upgrade
– Option to allow Android app’s background services to start on bootup
– Option to force stop, clear cache and data of Android apps under
Settings->Apps->[app_name] – Improvements to WLAN connection issues w.r.t Android apps
– Fixes to translation errors identified with 1.1.6 upgrade
During this iteration, our main goals are to have the new UI framework
in releasable condition and hunt down the critical issues blocking the
OS release for both phone and Tablet.
Initially, from what it looks like, they’re getting quite ready for the Sailfish OS 2.0 launch as we’re getting close to the month of July and guess what does that mean? The tablet launch!! (Well, that is at least what we expect as if there is no more unexpected delays in the process of making the hardware and software work together and having the hardware rolling out on time).
You can check out the full roadmap on their official page here (which is basically considered a source for this post as well): >>CLICK<<
Let us know what you think about the future of Sailfish OS in the comment section below!
Have a nice week ahead and cheers.