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Development => Discussion/New features => Topic started by: merilius on January 24, 2014, 16:45:43

Title: Compatibility with Android runtime on SailfishOS (Jolla phone)
Post by: merilius on January 24, 2014, 16:45:43
I am considering buying a Jolla phone, which runs SailfishOS http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sailfish_OS
For quick information: it is not an Android phone, but it runs its own "Dalvik Machine" implementation ( https://sailfishos.org/about-technology.html ) and is able to run most of the Android software. Sometimes with glitches, sometimes without, and sometimes not able to run at all.

I wonder if you, Menion, or anyone else tried to run Locus on Jolla phone. I must say running Locus is critical for my phone usage :D so any information would be highly appreciated.
Title: Re: Compatibility with Android runtime on SailfishOS (Jolla phone)
Post by: KaHeMu on January 24, 2014, 18:26:28
For such a critical decision I would select the original one!

Regards,
KaHeMu
Title: Re: Compatibility with Android runtime on SailfishOS (Jolla phone)
Post by: szebenyib on January 24, 2014, 19:46:11
If it is critical then I would go for the safe option and choose Android. There are so many devices to choose from. It is better not to mess with the core of the system.
Title: Re: Compatibility with Android runtime on SailfishOS (Jolla phone)
Post by: Menion on January 25, 2014, 09:54:57
I'll be also interested in any results if anyone will have this OS.

Anyway just my expectation - I don't give Locus big chance to run correctly. I have part of code in native (c++) code, Locus also use almost every possible hardware sensor devices has and generally - use quite of lot of possibilities that device may offer. So there is a big chance, it won't work correctly
Title: Re: Compatibility with Android runtime on SailfishOS (Jolla phone)
Post by: merilius on January 25, 2014, 10:07:46
SailfisOS runs some really complex apps like Facebook easily, I guess it more depends on API version, usage of unofficial „tricks” etc.
Here, if I am not mistaken is a quick comment (in Finnish!) that Locus works perfectly:

http://laimeasilli.wordpress.com/tag/sailfish-os/
Title: Re: Compatibility with Android runtime on SailfishOS (Jolla phone)
Post by: Menion on January 25, 2014, 10:37:50
trust me, Facebook app is "simple" compare to Locus (I think in a way, how much features of device app use, not how good/bad is written) and mainly use much less of device power. Anyway if Locus will run fine, it should be nice. Anyway from my point of view, it's a risky :) Just opinion ...