Jolla’s Sailfish OS keeps getting better: now with MMS support for images and contacts, two-way contact sync with Exchange and more!
What’s new – highlights:
- MMS support for images and contacts
- Two-way sync for contacts with your Exchange account
- First time user hints
- Opportunity to customize all the sounds in ambiences
Today we’re extremely happy to announce the next software update to Jolla’s Sailfish OS, including again many useful and awaited features and fixes.
The biggest addition to Sailfish OS in this release is MMS support. You can now share and receive images from the gallery and vCard contacts via MMS. This adds to the previous sharing options including email, Bluetooth, and social media channels of your choice. The MMS functionality has currently been tested on Finnish operator networks only. If you have any issues on your operator network with MMS, please let us know by posting a ticket! View more info on MMS settings here.
Another major addition is the ability to sync contacts two-ways with your Exchange account, meaning that if you edit contacts on your phone all additions will be automatically synced also to your computer.
We’re also working all the time to make the first time user experience as smooth as possible in Jolla. In this release we added a lot of new hints to the events view, browser, camera, email, phone, and messages, and put in new information e.g. to the Jolla Store about the Jolla account benefits. There are many, so please remember to sign in! Existing users get the first-time hints too, as we didn't want you to miss this.
In this update we have also fixed the OpenSSL "Heartbleed" bug.
Camera and Email updates
We’ve done some further updates for the camera, including the possibility to view EXIF and location information from Jolla photos downloaded to your computer. We’ve also done some visual improvements to e.g. timers and the shutter key to make the usage smoother.
Jolla’s email application has a few new handy features, including a default account setting option from the settings. Composing emails from the main account view is also now made easier through the pulley menu.
New Poppy Red The Other Half and other cool stuff!
Jolla offers lots of ways to personalize the phone. This time we updated all the preset ambience images, and we now offer the opportunity to customize all the sounds in ambiences too.
We’ve also just released a new Jolla smart cover, The Other Half Poppy Red. It complements our previous offering, including the Aloe and Kiera Black smart covers. Check it out on our website and the Jolla online shop!
So – what next?
We have lots of great plans for our upcoming software releases, many of which have been requested by our active community at together.jolla.com. Among the main new features to be introduced are LTE support in Finland, two-way sync possibility for Google contacts, and calDAV support for different calendar services.
More info about these will follow soon, stay tuned!
Update your Jolla now!
Here’s how to update your Jolla:
- Be sure you have signed into your Jolla account from the phone or that you create a new Jolla account from your phone. When the update is available for your device, you'll see a notification in the events view.
- Tapping the notification will take you to the Store where you can download the update. Follow the on-screen instructions.
- Choose install from the pulley menu
Do not reboot the device while the OS update installation is in progress. The process takes up to 10 minutes. During the download, the device screen might blank out. You may awake the display with a short press on the power key to monitor the progress. When the download has completed there will be an instruction on the screen to install the update - use the pulley menu again. A view with Sailfish logo and progress bar appears. Once the install phase is completed the phone proceeds to restart by itself, do NOT touch the power key.
Check out also the full technical release notes here!
Have fun with the new Sailfish OS features! You’re most welcome to give us feedback at together.jolla.com.