Jolla releases Sailfish OS 2.1 "Iijoki"
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."