SailfishOS update 1.1.4.29 Äijänpäivänjärvi

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SailfishOS Update 13

The more complete release notes are in together.jolla.com.


Release ID: SailfishOS 1.1.4.29 Äijänpäivänjärvi          

Release date:  2015-04-16 (early access)

Release date:  2015-05-04 (public release)


NOTE: Update 12 (1.1.3.yy) was never published. The related changes were merged to Update 13.

 

Early access to releases

Jolla provides now a means for users to "opt-in" to Early Releases.

Early Releases are the next intended public releases, but advanced users are given an option to try it out before the public.
 
 
Should you decide to take an Early Release, please read this support article first. It gives instructions for the case of upgrade failure.

Prerequisites

Please ensure that you have some free disk space before attempting to upgrade your Jolla. Check that the upper figure in the circle (see the picture below) on menu page Settings > System > About product does not exceed 11 GB. If it does then delete some video clips, pictures or other data from Phone Memory.

If connected to the internet, your Jolla should receive an OS update notification shortly.

Please pay attention to the following advice:

  • If your device is running software version lower than 1.0.4.20 and have WareHouse app installed (i.e you are using OpenRepos), disable all openrepo repositories before attempting to upgrade your device
  • In all cases please uninstall the Open Repos app Phonehook before the OS update - it has been found out to contribute to OS update failures.
  • Do not restart the device while the update is in progress
  • Keep the battery charger connected to the phone
  • The device screen may blank out during the update process, you may waken the display by a short press on the power key to monitor the progress.

For detailed instructions on updating software, visit our Help Center.

Once the device has rebooted after a successful upgrade, Android runtime starts to update it's environment. Allow a couple of minutes for it to finish its stuff before taking the phone into regular use. Using the phone during this period can appear sluggish.

 

What's new?

  • Sailfish Utilities has got the tool to "Restart keyboard"
  • Sailfish Maps app works now in the landscape orientation, too.
  • Virtual keyboard can be divided into two parts in landscape mode, one for the left and the other for the right hand. This is obviously more useful on the bigger screen of the Tablet
  • "Check for updates" option is available also when an OS update is already found, making it possible to do a search for newer OS update if available
  • IMAP idle/push support added to mail accounts. IMAP email accounts can apply the "always-up-to-date" schedule.
  • Better feedback for swipe gestures
  • Icons are now independent of resolution.
  • After installing this OS update, the previously configured Facebook account will practically stop working, i.e. no instant messaging, contact sync, sharing images from Gallery nor updating status from Events view.  We are waiting to obtain approval from Facebook on our new implementation which is based on API version 2.2 (launched by Facebook). Until this, the account remains fairly broken. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Highlights of improvements

These are the changes more or less visible for normal users. Please see  together.jolla.com for a more technical list of changes on package level.
 
Android support
- Fixed issue where Android applications stopped launching
- Fixed issue where timezone was incorrect in Android applications after changing timezones in Settings > System > Time and Date
- Improved Android applications' access to images stored on external MicroSD card
 
Calendar
- Optimized Calendar's Hour view to have less unused space
- Fixed issue where deleting one occurrence in a recurring calendar event on Jolla didn't delete the occurrence from the web-server (Google Calendar)
 
Clock
- Fixed rare situation where clock alarm was dismissed but then accidentally snoozed with the press of the Power key
 
Email
- You can now edit and save draft emails from POP accounts
- IMAP4 passwords using special characters (like "äöü") work ok now.
 
Gallery and ambiences
 - Images transferred to device do show up in Gallery after a short while without the need to restart the device.
 
Media
 - Music files transferred to device do show up in Media after a short while without the need to restart the device.
 
Security fixes
- CVE-2015-0245, CVE-2014-9402, CVE-2013-7423, CVE-2014-9402, CVE-2015-1472, CVE-2015-1473, CVE-2014-9092, CVE-2014-3571, CVE-2015-0206, CVE-2014-3569, CVE-2014-3572, CVE-2015-0204, CVE-2015-0205, CVE-2014-8275, CVE-2014-3570,  CVE-2014-9636, CVE-2014-8139, CVE-2014-9636 , CVE-2014-9622, CVE-2015-1349.
 
System
- Amount of free memory is now checked to be sufficient before SailfishOS update is downloaded and installed, however, this change will help not until you update the OS the next time!
- An automatic balancing of the file system is executed in the background on Tuesday mornings starting at 3 am, on condition that the phone is connected to a battery charger.
 
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