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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by bob_bipbip on Wed 5th Feb 2014 16:17 UTC
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After yesterday's Facebook api change, that broken my Facebook PlayBook and n9 apps, I have to say that my jolla feels already more useful than my PlayBook.
Goddamn! The amount of free apps that already exists compared to the PlayBook is truly impressive. Shame on you blackberry, for making people spend dozen of euro in apps for a device that exist since several years, just to make it works like a two month device with a bunch of free apps.....
The sad thing is, there is even no paid Facebook apps for blackberry, browsers don't works with touch.Facebook.com, and the android virtual machine is so slow you want to throw the device through the windows ...


If I had know, I've had buy a win rt device instead. Because drinking pee is less painful than eating poo.

Edited 2014-02-05 16:20 UTC

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