[SailfishDevel] Sailfish OS porting request

Goulagman goulagman at gmail.com
Mon Feb 16 12:31:00 UTC 2015

> Don't be so negatif :)

My message was obviously a taunt. However, I am really frustrated by the
phone. After more than one year, it is still not usable for an everyday use.

 The stack just under Silica/Sailfish though, is amazing. A phone with GNU
> Coreutils and Python pre-installed! That's really all I've ever wanted.

The stack is a Linux. Yes, this is what I want too. But the lack of
essential functions is terrible.

What do you mean by "SailfishOS doesn't work well on Jolla"?

I'm talking about essential features that are missing. I won't talk about
the ergonomy of the OS. It is supposed to be revolutionary and I just find
it horrible. Connecting to a WiFi network is a nightmare. But I guess that
it is personal taste.

Non exhaustive list:
- No notification on voicemail. This one made me miss *very important*
messages before I realized what was happening. Today, I have to call my
voicemail twice a day to be sure not to miss one. Even the new ubuntu phone
and firefox os phone works for that. The lack of this feature is, in my
sense, unacceptable.
- Non threaded mails in mail app.
- I had to put a paper under my battery to make the phone work. Otherwise
there is no contact between the battery and the phone and I have random
shutdowns. I know that this problem cannot be solved as it is hardware, but
this is really a shame for a smartphone.
- If you attach a big file to a mail (several hundreds of Megabytes), the
phone becomes unusable. The battery is drained, all applications are killed
randomly until the faulty mail is deleted (which is hard because the mail
app is killed or doesn't work at all).
- Links between facebook contacts and gmail contacts are not saved. Since I
have to reset my phone from factory every 6 months (because this is always
the first thing people ask you when you have a problem), I have to make all
the links by hand again.
- The camera is terrible. I had to buy another phone for business at some
point. I took the cheapest Windows Phone I could find (Lumia 521) and the
photos taken by this phone look better than the one on the Jolla.
- Sailfish utils: this is a useful toolbox but I shouldn't have to use any
of these functions. The phone should be working fine without my
intervention. This menu is the proof that something is wrong.

When I bought my Jolla, I found the interface better than Android phones.
Now, Android has evolved and Jolla has not. Honestly, I would totally give
up on the interesting features to have a phone that works.


On Mon, Feb 16, 2015 at 12:30 PM, Nicolas CARTRON <nicolas at ncartron.org>

> Hi Alexandre,
> 2015-02-16 10:24 GMT+00:00 Goulagman <goulagman at gmail.com>:
> >
> > Hi Himanshu,
> >
> > Since Sailfish OS doesn't even work well on the Jolla, I would suggest
> you
> > to stick to Android if it's your only phone ;). I've been using it since
> > the beginning and I'm counting days to my next birthday so I can ask for
> an
> > Android device.
> What do you mean by "SailfishOS doesn't work well on Jolla"?
> I'm using it as my daily phone for more than one year now, and am more
> than happy with it,
> even though there are still some bits and pieces missing, but I wouldn't
> say it does not work well :)
> --
> Nicolas
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