We just discovered an issue in both 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11 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 18.104.22.168 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.
There’s a lot to be said for quiet competence and persistence.
As long as they don’t over reach and start a debt-fueled death spiral, Jolla has the potential to evolve into a serious smartphone player over time. Though I’m not in their target market, I’m rooting for them.
Always one step ahead! I have been dying to get my hands on my Jolla (got the shirt and everything!) Unfortunately I’m in the USA, and who knows if/when it’ll be available here. Though with a few of the (currently) missing features, I’d probably be using my N9 for the first couple of months with it. Doesn’t mean I wouldn’t be tweaking and playing around with the innards until I move it to my normal phone usage.
It really is a win on all sides. You don’t have to use crappy Android, and yet you can run the massive amounts (of mostly crapware) software for it. So even the few things that may end up missing as native applications can be fulfilled with those.
Still waiting for them to address the US market. The FCC and patent minefields will be just a few of expected hurdles.