Sailfish OS 2.1.0 now available for Jolla devices

This is our biggest release in a while after Aurajoki. It marks thousands of bug fixes with fundamental improvements to the operating system and is now available across Jolla devices.

2.1.0 is named after Finland’s Iijoki, located in Northern Ostrobothnia, which flows 370 kilometers into the gulf of Bothnia.

Iijoki brings major architectural changes to Sailfish OS by introducing Qt 5.6 UI framework, BlueZ 5 Bluetooth stack and basic implementations of 64-bit architecture. It also brings improvements to the camera software with faster shutter speeds, initial support for Virtual Private Networks (VPN), option to enlarge UI fonts to different levels and last but not least, a large number of bug and error fixes mostly reported by our community.

Qt 5.6 brings thousands of bug fixes, performance improvements such as faster startup of Sailfish OS apps and a ot of new APIs to 3rd party developers. For more detailed information regarding Qt 5.6 improvements please visit Qt wiki.

Iijoki’s highlights

 

Browser

You can now copy&paste text in Sailfish Browser.

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Camera

In this release we have simplified the camera focus handling. The focus now defaults to automatic, and tapping the screen will move the focus point.

We have also redesigned shutter animation, which now considerably speeds up the shooting experience.

The redesigned exposure menu remains now visible when selecting a value instead of being dismissed after selection. A click outside of the exposure menu is now needed for dismissing it.

Online privacy through VPN

Your Sailfish OS device now supports Open VPN, OpenConnect and VPNC connections. Further options are due to be added in Upcoming releases|Next update will also include support for PPTP and L2TP. Please be advised that this is a beta level implementation of VPN connectivity on Sailfish OS devices and is targeted for very experienced VPN users, intended to collect feedback. There is currently no support for common protocols, such as PPTP and L2TP/IPSec.

For more information how to setup VPN for your Sailfish OS device see release notes.

VPN

Keyboard and languages

Keyboard layout for Bulgarian and Gujarati language are now added. Gujarati is also added as a system language.

Gujarati (Left) & Bulgarian (Right) Input methods

Gujarati (Left) & Bulgarian (Right) Input methods

 

User Experience

New feature in display settings now allows you to adjust system font size throughout Sailfish OS with options Normal, Large and Huge.

Systemwide_font_size

 

There are tons of more new features, details and bug fixes that has been done by our hard-working engineers. Read more here.

You can also follow our detailed instructions on how to update your Sailfish OS powered device hereWe hope you enjoy this update and kindly report any bugs found so we can iron them out before the public release of the software.

Kind Regards,
James, on behalf of Jolla team

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