Tagged with Android

Sailfish OS, gestures and learning curves

Jolla’s Sailfish OS powered phone hits the shelves two weeks ago, and reviews [1] started to appear everywhere in the web. Some of them are positive, some of them are not. While I consider some of these articles as being unfair, I won’t comment them. Instead, I will comment about something these articles pointed out: … Continue reading

A reply to «Why do i care a lot about»

ZogG, an active member of Maemo community, shared his point of view about Jolla, and the recently announced specs of the Jolla phone. He pointed out many points that used to be criticized by other people, and underlined some others, that would prevent him in buying the phone itself, or maybe any other member of … Continue reading

Comments on Jolla UI

I used to give my point of view about Jolla’s UI and product whenever there is some material that are released by them, so this time, I will comment on the slides that Joona used for his presentation in China. They are interesting, colorful, and really nice. You can find them here. Beautiful icons ! … Continue reading

Announcement of Jolla phone, joy and sadness

Yesterday, Jolla have done the announcement of their first phone, and got overwhelming support from all over the world. The product is really beautiful and seems to be very intelligently designed. As a Jolla fan since the beginning, I was very pleased by what I have seen, but there were also something else, that makes … Continue reading

2013, an interesting year for the mobile industry

So, today, Ubuntu revealed their mobile OS, something based on Android, but providing a full GNU Linux stack, that raises the number of competitors to the duopoly Android-iOS to … 7. In the announcement order Samsung Tizen Gram OpenWebOS Firefox Mobile Microsoft Windows Phone 8 RIM Blackberry 10 Jolla Sailfish Canonical Ubuntu for mobile Surprising … Continue reading

[Dev] Having fun with an Iconia tab

I got an Iconia tab as a sort of Christmas present, and I’m very excited about it because it is my first tablet. Having a tablet now bridges some gaps in form-factors in my device collection, and I can study more user-cases with it. This article, or maybe series of articles, will describe some hacking … Continue reading

Some Quick UX suggestions for Jolla 3

Here are really quick suggestions for Jolla, some small additions that, thanks to their overpowered SDK, might take less than 10 minutes to implement, but are still widely asked. Fast dial Sometimes, when you received a text message, and read it in the messages application, hub or whatever, you might want to call the person … Continue reading

A possible solution to the fragmentation problem

Technical post ahead ! Fragmentation can be a pain for mobile users, and might drive them away of a brand, or even totally ruin a brand reputation. For example, Apple maintained a very good reputation, by supporting (although not uniformly) nearly all its devices, whereas Nokia (or Microsoft in this case) nearly abandonned its flagship … Continue reading