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: Still a proprietary UI.
by Morgan on Sun 2nd Feb 2014 10:56 UTC in reply to "Still a proprietary UI."
Morgan
Member since:
2005-06-29

Nowhere near the same thing and you know it. Jolla have committed* to releasing the source for the UI so that all aspects of the OS will be open source. When did Apple ever commit to doing the same with Aqua? That's right, never.



* https://twitter.com/JollaHQ/status/271936651494825984

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RE[2]: Still a proprietary UI.
by tidux on Sun 2nd Feb 2014 20:35 in reply to "RE: Still a proprietary UI."
tidux Member since:
2011-08-13

So in other words just a lot of hot air. I'll wait until I can clone the repo before I believe it.

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Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Fair enough, but your Mac comment still makes zero sense. Apple has never even hinted that they would open source a single line of Aqua code. Perhaps you should have used Android as a comparison instead? You know, broken promises about open source and all that?

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