Sailfish OS for Sony Xperia X officially launched, but you'll have to pay for it
by Cosmin Vasile / Aug 26, 2017, 5:28 PM
Sailfish OS did not have too much success in the smartphone industry. After a few failed partnerships with Intex, Fairphone, and TRI, the Finnish company is now trying a different approach.
Apparently, Sony Mobile allowed Jolla, the company behind Sailfish OS to optimize the platform for its Xperia X smartphones. Today, Jolla announced that its new Sailfish X operating system for Sony Xperia X has gone gold and will soon be available for purchase.
Yes, you read that right. Jolla will sell the Sailfish X to everyone who wants to install it on the Sony Xperia X. The image that you can flash on the smartphone costs €49.90 (including VAT) and will be available starting October 11.
However, sales for the product will open on September 27 in Europe, but Jolla might offer the new Sailfish X in North America (Canada and United States) as well.
Unfortunately, not all features will be officially supported in the first software release, which means you can expect some issues with Bluetooth, new sensors (barometer, step counter, etc.), fingerprint sensor, and FM Radio.
An installation tool will be provided at some point to those who purchase the Sailfish X, but in the beginning, a Linux PC will be necessary to install the OS on the Sony Xperia X. Keep in mind that the Sailfish X operating system will only work on unlocked Xperia X (single SIM) devices.
- Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 23 MP / 13 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 650, Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 2620 mAh(14h 3G talk time)
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So you pay 50 EUR for "issues with Bluetooth, new sensors (barometer, step counter, etc.), fingerprint sensor, and FM Radio" ? I'm all for OS diversity, but shouldn't these issues be solved in a free public beta ?
posted on Aug 26, 2017, 5:36 PM 14
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which means you can expect some issues You didn't quote it properly. It's a possibility so it's not a fact, like you made it sound.
posted on Aug 26, 2017, 9:04 PM 0
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people will pay that amount for their privacy.
posted on Aug 26, 2017, 10:25 PM 2
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Yes, yes and yes, ISP, browser and email, I'd happily pay for one that doesn't track me as opposed to a free one that does. No free lunches; never in human history. One way or the other, you are paying Yes, I'll pay them to help with debugging if that expedites the process...provided that I am not being spied upon.
posted on Aug 27, 2017, 1:50 PM 1
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