The headline improvement in this new version of Sailfish OS is a big upgrade tot he browser engine.
We’ve upgraded the browser engine to Gecko ESR52. This makes using the Sailfish OS browser already much more enjoyable! This isn’t the end of the story though, and is in fact just the first step of our plan to gradually upgrade the browser. As the browser is open source, some of you may have already noticed from the repositories that we are continuing to upgrade the engine for upcoming releases. Newer browser engine versions bring in thousands of bug fixes, improvements to the rendering and compatibility with various newer browser technologies.
On top of that, this release brings experimental Rust support, the first steps towards 64bit ARM support – about time, I would say – and support for multiple users on a single device.
These guys are still around? I shouldn’t be surprised, AmigaOS is still being developed after all…
At this point, any mobile operating system should find a way to become “Android-compatible”, with the ability to run the Play Services and Play Store apk’s from Google.