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Jolla releases Sailfish OS 2.1 "Iijoki"

Jolla Sailfish OS 2.1 "Iijoki" update brings OpenVPN support
Jolla Sailfish OS 2.1 "Iijoki"
Although this Finnish company is done launching its hardware, they continue to update the Linux-based operating system known as Sailfish. The latest update brings support for various VPN connections, additional languages, as well as various minor improvements and multiple bug fixes.

Just in time for this year's Mobile World Congress, Finnish company Jolla releases version 2.1 of its mobile operating system known as Sailfish. Sadly, this Linux-based operating system no longer comes with any new Jolla devices, since its maker did not manage to emerge as a successful smartphone/tablet brand.

Sailfish OS 2.1 "Iijoki" cannot match the latest iOS and Android versions, but it is nice to see it receive a few new features, in addition to the usual fixes and tweaks. These are its highlights:

  • Qt 5.6 support
  • copy/paste text in the Sailfish Browser
  • basic 64-bit support
  • VPN support (OpenVPN, OpenConnect, VPNC)
  • improved camera app
  • PDF annotation
  • enhanced fingerprint interface
  • additional notifications in the lock screen
  • additional languages

Sadly, the update also removes Facebook notifications due to an API change. Sailfish OS 2.1 still includes a few bits of proprietary code, but Jolla's CEO recently unveiled that the company is working to "further open source Sailfish code, in particular in the areas of apps and UI."

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-02-11 (Update: 2017-02-11)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.