[SailfishDevel] [Update] Changelog for SailfishOS update 2 (

Bernd Wachter bernd.wachter at jolla.com
Fri Dec 27 13:00:06 UTC 2013

Hi all,

we're releasing update2 today. The changelog can be found (and commented
on) here:


Changelog is appended below, for additional instructions please read the
post at together.

What's new

 * Google calendar sync to your Jolla (one way)
 * Camera support in Android apps
 * Updating/uninstalling apps from Yandex store
 * Camera now supports all 4 orientations
 * Advanced recovery mode [[details]](#details)
 * Ability to accept any server certificates during Exchange ActiveSync
   account setup

Highlights of improvements

- Camera
* Improvements in exposure time and auto focus in low light conditions
* Improved switching from rear to front camera

- Connectivity
* Connection switcher in Settings no longer sticks even when the
  network is not fully registered
* Static IP settings bug fixed
* Access point selection steps can be reversed without causing an
* Retries are now possible if you input a wrong WLAN password

- Home / Events / Notifications
* Only important notifications (missed call, chat, messages, mails) are
  shown on Lock screen, all notifications are
  visible in Events
* Facebook and Twitter notifications no longer have LED indicators
* Disabling Facebook/Twitter feeds now removes them from Events
* Better support for high flow of tweets
* Twitter feeds now show the real name of the user
* Notification clearing improved
* Updates no longer re-appear after reboot
* USB mode selection is no longer shown when device is locked/suspended
* Fixes an issue where Home displayed as a long scrollable list
* Entering incorrect code on device lock screen now has haptic feedback

- Accounts
* Improvements in jolla account creation steps

- Phone
* Call volume can now be adjusted before outgoing call is answered
* Phone call UI does not show Bluetooth indicator when connected to a
  device that does not support phone call audio
* Previous caller's avatar no longer flickers before the current
  caller's avatar is displayed
* When powering up the device now registers directly to 3G  instead of
  first registering to 2G and then switching to 3G

- Messages
* Messages application keeps the active page and message text when
  re-activated from Launcher
* Message notifications now remain cleared and group correctly after
* Modifying contacts now shows available message conversation options
* Imported contacts with unknown IM accounts no longer appear as
  apparently usable messaging options
* Multiple recipients can now be picked from favorites
* Words with a dot in the middle are no longer recognized as a URL when
  entering the message

- People
* Phone numbers with dialling card prefixes are no longer merged with
  their un-prefixed versions
* Fixed confusing behaviour while editing contacts that have only
* Search results in People are now correctly highlighted

- Clock
* Uninstalling the app cancels outstanding alarms
* Clock now shows the correct time in alarm list and cover for all

- Bluetooth
* OBEX push requests from trusted devices are now automatically accepted
* A more informative progress bar is shown during BT discovery

- Browser
* Minor UI fixes and performance improvements
* WebGL performance improved significantly
* Fixes an issue where browser stopped to open links

- Store client
* System update check is only done over a WLAN connection
* Connection dialog and status indication no longer suggest that a
  check is in progress without a connection
* Speed up app installation process

- Settings
* Time display in Settings now respects the selected time zone
* UTC offset shown now takes DST into account
* Developer mode: Fingerterm default settings are more user friendly
* USB default mode of "Always ask" is respected even after unlocking
  the device

- Mail
* Improves support for accounts where service username is different from
  email address
* Improves standard folders handling
* Fixes an issue in the communication with SMTP servers that don't
  require authentication
* Fixes an issue related to email sending for some servers using
  ecrypted password(CRAM-MD5) for authentication
* Fixes an issue in attachments handling in POP3 accounts
* Fixes an issue in email deleting in POP3 accounts
* Fixes an issue related to email signature handling in draft emails
* Fixes an issue in the unread email count for local only folders
* Fixes an issue that prevents long email subjects to be shown in the
  email info view
* Fixes an issue related to opening a html email via notification
* Fixes an issue realated to replying to html only emails

- Exchange ActiveSync
* Improved error reporting when an account can't be configured

- Office
* Opening a document from a mail attachment works even if another
  document is being viewed.
* Documents from transfer UI can now be opened with Office app

- Calendar
* Start time of the first calendar appointment now displays correctly
* Calendar alarms are now visible in silent mode
* Some situations causing a crash or hang are now fixed

- Android runtime
* Audio and video are now in sync when watching videos in Netflix or
  other video applications
* Fixed issue where remote keyboard stops occasionally
* Location status is now checked before attempting to search for GPS
* Fixed issue where typed characters appended to an underlined word in
  predictive keyboard
* Applications using audio integrate better with native SailfishOS apps
* Network state detection improvements
* Application pause/resume improvements


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