Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 1st Feb 2014 11:18 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

In my review of Jolla and Sailfish, one of my biggest issues was the rather lacklustre browser, which didn't support landscape mode. Yesterday, Jolla released the January update for their operating system, version 1.0.3.8, which includes many small new features, bug fixes, and performance improvements, but most of all, it has vastly improved landscape support.

Half of the screen no longer turns blank when opening the keyboard in landscape mode, and support for it has been added to the default browser - which suddenly becomes a whole lot more useful, since browsing the web without landscape mode was a major pain in the butt. Jolla has also implemented full gesture support in landscape mode; before this update, gestures would not rotate with the screen orientation, but now they do.

The update contains a lot more improvements, and as promised, it was delivered in January. In addition, The New York Times has an article about Jolla as well. Not a lot of new information for those of us keeping up with all this stuff, but it's interesting to see major news outlets talking about Jolla.

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RE[2]: Android app
by mutantsushi on Sat 1st Feb 2014 22:38 UTC in reply to "RE: Android app"
mutantsushi
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2006-08-18

That would be awesome, maybe with slide out physical keyboard as well.
For the best of both worlds, with the physical keyboard attached there could still be
a narrow band at the edge of the screen used for spell check/word completion.

Edited 2014-02-01 22:40 UTC

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