Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Dec 2013 00:05 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

We just discovered an issue in both 1.0.0.5 and 1.0.1.10 today which causes update of the store token required for accessing store repositories to fail. A fix for that has been pushed a few minutes ago: The update to version 1.0.1.12 you might be seeing on your device soon contains exactly this one fix to keep store access working.

My Jolla arrived this morning, and I've been playing with it all day. It is by far the most exciting device and operating system I've used in a long, long time. When it arrived, the first update to the operating system was already waiting for me to be installed - and only a few hours later, another update is hitting the device. They have promised another large bugfix and stability update before the end of the year, with updates with new features arriving early next year.

These men and women know what they're doing. They're not overselling, and they keep their promises. A very promising start.

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RE[4]: Comment by shmerl
by bassbeast on Tue 17th Dec 2013 19:09 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by shmerl"
bassbeast
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2007-11-11

Because like it or not what becomes a hit in the USA ends up a hit elsewhere? And don't forget we in the USA have the most powerful advertising on the planet in the form of Hollywood,why do you think Apple made sure so many shows and movies have them using Apple devices? Folks want what they see in the movies and the vast majority of the big flicks? USA.

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RE[5]: Comment by shmerl
by Soulbender on Tue 17th Dec 2013 19:32 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by shmerl"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Jolla disagrees and obviously does not think it's worth the effort.
Really, there's no need to get so defensive.

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RE[5]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Tue 17th Dec 2013 19:42 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by shmerl"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

Hollywood doesn't care about startups. I don't think Jolla should care about Hollywood either. Dealing with them means obliging their DRM craze which Jolla has no interest in: https://sailfishos.org/wiki/QA

Will you support DRM

No.


Edited 2013-12-17 19:45 UTC

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RE[5]: Comment by shmerl
by WereCatf on Tue 17th Dec 2013 19:52 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by shmerl"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

None of that really matters. The market in the U.S. is wholly start-up hostile and it's not a good place for Jolla to enter yet. How the patents system over there works is so that the larger your patent pool the easier it is for you to defend yourself and to harass others, and this again translates into more resources and you being able to prolong and prolong any possible court-cases over and over so long that a small start-up like Jolla simply has no chance to grow. The system is stacked in favor of already-established, large players and against newcomers.

Jolla may enter the market later on, but for now growth is in their best interests and that is best achieved in other markets.

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