Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Mar 2014 22:16 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

Jolla has released the first builds of Sailfish OS for the Nexus 4. Installation isn't exactly easy, and the builds are far, far from complete or stable (the display is even watermarked to say as such), but it does constitute Sailfish' first steps beyond the Jolla phone.

Take note of all the disclaimers - and if you're okay with taking the plunge, have fun.

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Nexus 7 (2012)
by mattrock1988 on Fri 28th Mar 2014 00:19 UTC
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Any word on where I can download a SailfishOS image for my 2012 Nexus 7 tablet? I see it's on the Mer compatibility list, but no SailfishOS image seems to exist anywhere, despite the fact that the Nexus 7 port was shown off recently.

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RE: Nexus 7 (2012)
by shmerl on Fri 28th Mar 2014 00:24 in reply to "Nexus 7 (2012)"
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2010-06-08

There were some instructions for installing Nemo on it. Same should work for Sailfish. But those didn't use libhybris (instead they used Linux4Tegra). The last time I tried those, the end result was booting but the UI didn't work.

This Nexus 4 release isn't using native glibc drivers - it uses libhybris with Android drivers. I guess same can be done for Nexus 7 (and supposedly was done), but no instructions were published so far.

Edited 2014-03-28 00:25 UTC

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