Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th Apr 2014 09:49 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

And the updates keep on coming.

  • 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)
  • 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]

The update also fixes the Heartbleed security issue.

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MMS support
by AnXa on Fri 11th Apr 2014 11:02 UTC
AnXa
Member since:
2008-02-10

It's impressive that it only took 3~4 months to implement the "Share and receive pictures and contacts via MMS", albeit it's still an experimental feature.

Edited 2014-04-11 11:06 UTC

Reply Score: 1

RE: MMS support
by drcouzelis on Fri 11th Apr 2014 13:36 UTC in reply to "MMS support"
drcouzelis Member since:
2010-01-11

Although I've never ever sent or received an MMS, I've seen a lot of people online complaining about the lack of the feature, so this is great news!

Although I don't have a Jolla mobile (yet), the "bug" that concerned me the most is in regards to the native web browser: A tab is reloaded / refreshed when you leave and come back to it (so if you start writing a comment and go to another tab to look something up, your comment is gone). Has this been resolved?

Reply Score: 2

RE[2]: MMS support
by bob_bipbip on Fri 11th Apr 2014 14:39 UTC in reply to "RE: MMS support"
bob_bipbip Member since:
2009-04-28

If you use the "webcat" browser instead of the stock one, you will not have this problem

Reply Score: 2

RE[2]: MMS support
by NicePics13 on Fri 11th Apr 2014 16:35 UTC in reply to "RE: MMS support"
NicePics13 Member since:
2009-06-08

Has this been resolved?

Not yet, but as bob_bipbip said Webcat is the better browser.

Reply Score: 1

RE: MMS support
by daedalus on Fri 11th Apr 2014 18:00 UTC in reply to "MMS support"
daedalus Member since:
2011-01-14

Yep, only took Apple how many years? ;)

Reply Score: 7

RE[2]: MMS support
by No it isnt on Sat 12th Apr 2014 00:38 UTC in reply to "RE: MMS support"
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

It was an obsolete feature that no one used back then. These days, it's really important.

Reply Score: 4

RE[3]: MMS support
by jockm on Sat 12th Apr 2014 02:45 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: MMS support"
jockm Member since:
2012-12-22

Actually I would argue it was more important back then and less so now.

Reply Score: 4

RE[4]: MMS support
by shmerl on Sun 13th Apr 2014 18:44 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: MMS support"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

Yeah. I don't remember when I used that feature last time.

Edited 2014-04-13 18:46 UTC

Reply Score: 2

RE[5]: MMS support
by jockm on Sun 13th Apr 2014 19:17 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: MMS support"
jockm Member since:
2012-12-22

It all depends on your friends. I would prefer to post a picture or to email it. But the majority of my friends prefer to use MMS. More so back when the iPhone first came out.

We, the nerdy, geeky, and power users, make bad examples of common usage for most products, and we should be careful in assuming everyone is just like us

Reply Score: 4

RE[4]: MMS support
by frood on Wed 16th Apr 2014 14:22 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: MMS support"
frood Member since:
2005-07-06

I remember my friends with Samsung flip-phones would use smiles in their SMS messages... which their phone would replace with a picture of a smiley face and then sent as an MMS to my iPhone. All I got was an empty text so it was a bit of a pain.

Reply Score: 2

RE[2]: MMS support
by jockm on Sat 12th Apr 2014 02:44 UTC in reply to "RE: MMS support"
jockm Member since:
2012-12-22

Which is a mistake you would expect Jolla to have learned from. AT&T/Apple did at least provide a (clumsy, hard to use, and annoying) workaround.

Instead Jolla released a thing they called 1.0 that seems to be missing key features.

I would love nothing more than Jolla to turn into a viable alternative in the market, but they don't seem to be learning the mistakes of others...

Reply Score: 3

Comment by stabbyjones
by stabbyjones on Sat 12th Apr 2014 23:59 UTC
stabbyjones
Member since:
2008-04-15

400 euros is way too much.

You can get the revolution from geeksphone for almost half that.

Reply Score: 3

RE: Comment by stabbyjones
by shmerl on Sun 13th Apr 2014 18:45 UTC in reply to "Comment by stabbyjones"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

And, it doesn't work with North American networks. A good start, but way not enough.

Reply Score: 1

RE: Comment by stabbyjones
by NicePics13 on Sun 13th Apr 2014 22:08 UTC in reply to "Comment by stabbyjones"
NicePics13 Member since:
2009-06-08

revolution from geeksphone

Not quite the same thing - Java/HTML5 vs a complete GNU userland - but I do agree on the hefty pricetag.
But then again nobody needs a smartphone.

Reply Score: 1

RE[2]: Comment by stabbyjones
by zima on Tue 15th Apr 2014 23:19 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by stabbyjones"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

It's getting hard to buy non-smartphones. In a few years, it might be almost impossible, in some areas.

Reply Score: 2