Jolla releases Sailfish 3.0 to early adopters, support for Sony Xperia XA2 phones added

Jolla releases Sailfish 3.0 to early adopters, support for Sony Xperia XA2 phones added
Finnish company Jolla has just announced Sailfish 3.0 is now available for download for all users who have opted-in for the early access updates. Moreover, Jolla will expand the Sailfish community program, Sailfish X, with additional improvements next week, and will release the software for various Sony Xperia XA2 models on November 8.

As you can expect, Sailfish 3 will be rolled out in phases, but what's really interesting is that Jolla plans to deploy some many features in several software releases. In any case, if you're not an early adopter, you'll be able to get Sailfish 3.0 in the next few weeks. 

Jolla releases Sailfish 3.0 to early adopters, support for Sony Xperia XA2 phones added

Also, here is a quick rundown of the main new features and improvements that Jolla included in Sailfish 3.0:

  • New Top Menu: quick settings and shortcuts can now be accessed anywhere;
  • Light ambiances: new fresh look for Sailfish OS;
  • Data encryption: memory card encryption is now available. Device file system encryption is coming in next releases.
  • New Keyboard gestures: quickly change keyboard layouts with one swipe;
  • USB On-The-Go storage: connect to different kinds of external storage devices;
  • Camera improvements: new lock screen camera roll allows you to review the photos you just took without unlocking the device.

Finally, as mentioned earlier, Sailfish X support will be added next month for Sony Xperia XA2, Xperia XA2 Plus, and Xperia XA2 Ultra. Both single and dual-SIM models will be compatible with Sailfish X starting November 8.

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5 Comments

1. a_tumiwa

Posts: 393; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

they need to make an important app icon , like Dialer, to be accessed easier , the only way to access Dialer is by app screen which i think not effective

2. monoke

Posts: 1096; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Pack this os in some major hardware and I'll be interested! Sick n tired of Android and ios made for mobile ram management. Wanna try something truly next level already.

5. ijuanp03

Posts: 424; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

What is truly next level with Sailfish OS? As if they have better ram management.

3. Sparkxster

Posts: 1079; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Sailfish would be a good competitor for the low end/ mid-range phone market it looks great but is definitely behind featurewise. Would like to see Samsung make a high end Tizen phone that would be really interesting!

4. Shazam777

Posts: 40; Member since: Aug 08, 2018

No FDE means no thx

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