It’s been a long wait, but SailfishOS 2.0 has been released – only for early access users right now, but since everyone can be an early access user, that’s a moot point. SailfishOS 2.0 overhaul the entire user interface to supposedly make it simpler. Another major change is under the hood – the operating system is now ready for different screen sizes, since the Jolla tablet can ship any moment now.
You can simply swipe left or right between Home and Events, like in a carousel. The App Grid is quickly accessible from anywhere in the UI just by swiping over the bottom edge – you don’t need to go to the Home screen if you want to open a new app.
Events is now richer and smarter by comprising a weather widget with an option to display five-day weather forecast, a calendar widget, as well as grouped and enhanced notification handling. Now you are able to see and do more with your notifications directly in Events, whether they are from native apps or Android apps.
We also added a lot of other enhancements like redesigned App covers for Gallery, Notes, and Camera apps, added many new animations, and made improvements for existing apps like Jolla Store, Calendar, Camera. Just to mention a few.
The update is installing on my Jolla right now, so I don’t have much to add for now. I’ll most likely add the SailfishOS 2.0 phone experience to my Jolla tablet review.