Jolla Drop Beta Status: Latest Sailfish Update 1.0.4.20 Available Now For Download!

News just in that after a number of monthly updates since inception, Jolla have finally decided to drop the “Beta” status of Sailfish with latest update 1.0.4.20!!

The community has had a huge input working together with Jolla on what people feel are priority improvements and that can certainly be seen in the extensive list of improvements we get with this latest update.

It’s here: Jolla’s Sailfish OS is out of beta and brings lots of cool new features!

Improved performance, internet sharing, camera updates, better Jolla store, and more…
Jolla’s mobile operating system Sailfish OS has today reached yet another BIG milestone. Our fourth software update, in just a few months, is a major one, and it introduces a wide array of intriguing new features, as well as many visual and performance improvements.

With this major update we have decided to remove the beta tag, as we truly believe Sailfish OS 1.0 and the Jolla smartphone now offer a viable alternative for all smartphone users around the world. Naturally we are not stopping here, as we continue to provide monthly software updates to Jolla devices and Sailfish OS.

Smoother user experience and performance

The last months we’ve been working hard to make the Sailfish OS perform as effectively and effortlessly as possible. With a lot of new optimizations and stability fixes, the user experience is now faster than ever, making multitasking and other actions, like flicking and panning lists smoother than before.

We’re also introducing many visual improvements that make the user experience flow smoother than before. We’ve e.g. tuned the pulley menus, and effects on switches and progress bars, added lots of new graphic icons to the flow, and enhanced many visuals for different swipe actions in the user interface.

Landscape mode is now supported in the gallery, messaging, email and notes applications, and we added an orientation lock function, so that you can keep your desired orientation by simply holding your finger on the screen. Jolla store also received a new look and functionalities, and the phone settings have now many new options as well.

Enhanced camera and Internet Sharing

In this update, we added many new settings to the camera. Among these are a self-timer, a three option viewfinder grid, tap-to-focus function, new ISO settings, exposure compensation settings as well as a new camera application cover to the home screen. The camera performance is also now better than before.

One feature that our user community have requested is mobile hotspot on Jolla. We decided to make it happen in this update. You can now easily share the mobile data connection via WLAN using Internet Sharing in the settings menu, and use your Jolla as an internet access point for other devices.

Moving to Jolla made easier

One of the challenging issues for many people switching to a new smart phone is the transfer of contacts from the old phone. We’ve now made this easier for new Jolla users, by providing easy transfer of contacts from selected old phones over Bluetooth for devices supporting SyncML.

We also now support exporting and importing backup data with the memory card, which gives you an easy way to back-up your content.

Update your Jolla now!
Here’s how to update your Jolla:

1. 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.
2. Disable all openrepos before initiating the update.
3. Tapping the notification will take you to the Store where you can download the update. Follow the on-screen instructions.
4. 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!

If you’ve already updated feel free to comment below on how it’s gone, what you love about the latest update or anything related.

Thanks Jolla for all your hard work over the past months and Sail On!!

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  1. as long as Google play is not supported (how could it….) the whole exercise is futile :@ ppl need applications from regional or local authorities or businesses that don’t know any better then Google Play (except maybe iCrap shop) and will thus never appear on Yandex or the like. period

    • To resolve your problems with missing android apps you could install Aptoide from Yandex.Store. Most applications that are missing from Yandex can be found in Aptoide. If you still can’t find what you are looking for, try adding additional stores (sources) to Aptoide. It is much easier than it sounds :). Good luck! Also 1Mobile Market is a nice alternative which can be easily installed on Jolla Phone (I think it is also available on Yandex).

    • I use http://apps.evozi.com/apk-downloader/ to download thhe apk file from google play and installs it on my jolla, and most apps work.
      Go to google play and copy the link of the page for the app then past it in the apk downloader and download the apk, then copy it to your jolla and install it (i use harbour-file-browser).
      Start your app and enjoy, i use android banking apps and other apps thats used in my country and they all works.

      • Forgot to write that i have no google services installed so no google play is needed on your jolla for the apps to work.

    • Yes, I am stubborn, I keep trying using Jolla. After the upgrade (and a complete refresh and sequential upgrade to last Sailfish verion), many apps in Jolla store do not download. FIle manager, tethering, now also Apptoide, try to download for a while, then “problems with the store” message pops up, and all downloads stop. It does not happen with all apps, but with the most of them. I could download mail, clock, android support, mail, and it’s about it. Other apps do not install. ANy clue?

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  3. I’m not quite happy. It still lacks MMS and video call – basic functionality, so no right to go out from beta. I’m pretty dissapointed in fact…Jolla team should focus on making a basically usable OS instead of just spreading love

    • According to [https://twitter.com/MarcDillonDotFi/status/445910629920956416], MMS is on its way. Just be patient.

      For video call (Skype) – maybe [https://together.jolla.com/question/3104/skype-video-call-ability/] is solving your problem?
      (TL;DR: Skype from Yandex.Store, v. 4.5.429; not Skype from Google Play, v. 4.6.0.42007)

  4. Still no contact look-up from exchange global address list. Disappointing.
    Putting back on shelf till next update. Still not suitable as business phone.

  5. Installed, but… Play Store (installed as per guidance on this site) still closes 1 sec after being launched. Micro SD card still not readable. My Jolla will continue to stay in the drawer, I’m starting to regret I bought it.

    • @valerio, if you try to do a clean install of play store, and install “Google Play Store APK 4.5.10″ instead of the Phonesky version listed it should work better.

      • @spacenewt

        I downloaded google play store 4.5.10 as suggested, installed, but will not run on latest 1.0.4.20 update for me. Any suggestions ?

    • @valerio

      My sd card reads fine after update. As a precaution, I removed it during update and only reinserted after all installation completed. I only use the sd card for MP3 storage if it helps.

      • Hi, I tried this too, but no luck, could it be that the HW version I have “the first one” bought in pre-sales, is an earlier HW than current one? I tried to format SD card many ways, but it’s not visible on device. I tried also to copy MP3 from PC, stick SD in phone, but I still can’t see it. Any clue?. Thanks. Valerio

        • Was the microSD readable before the 1.0.4.20 update?

          (Do note that the location of the memory card has been moved – it’s now located at /media/sdcard/xxxx-xxxx
          - see for example [https://together.jolla.com/question/33774/info-10420-ext-sdcard-directory-change/].
          The quick-link in “Cargo Dock” is gone because of this, but the “File Browser” has been updated – its quick-link is removed, but it’s possible to navigate to /media/sdcard/xxxx-xxxx)

          (I suppose you mean “seeing the microSD from within your Jolla device”,
          not “seeing the microSD-in-Jolla from computer”?)

          • I am tired of reading about new location. Yes, I see the directory in media /sdcard, but whatever SD card I use, 32GB, 64 GB, I just see and can use the phone memory (16GB). I believe that users would rather have a phone where they can use SD cards than the feature that were added in last sailfish release. MAKE PHONE USABLE FIRST. ONCE USERS CAN USE IT, than improve its features.

  6. media/sdcard is empty. If I browse the phone when connected to PC I just see phone memory.
    About Google play, I have just reset phone to factory default, updated to last sailfish, redone all procedure with last google play version. It installs, when I launch it it appears and closes in 1 sec. I still believe the Jolla pre-book edition was earlier HW, new features are not supported on my Jolla

  7. Hei kehittäjät.
    Törmäsin ongelmaan, joka saattaa johtua osaamattomuudestani tai sitten jostain muusta syystä. Yritin kirjoittaa s-postiviestiä tekstikenttään. En löytänyt /saanut syntymään väliviivaa – siis viivaa – tekstiin. Kokeilin samaa osoitteeseen, johon se onnistui. Mitä teen väärin?
    Kyselee Juhani

  8. Sailfish goes out of beta. Connman still isn’t fixed.
    Well, I’m just going to stop having faith and advise everyone thinking it could be fun to buy this phone: do *not*. Complete waste of money. It’s very good on paper, but trust me, you don’t want to take the chance of getting a phone that doesn’t work.
    I wouldn’t say that if Sailfish was still in beta, but I find it completely scandalous to tag as stable an OS that is still so flawed.