Jolla, the company behind the development of Sailfish OS has announced a new major OS release. Version 3.4.0 of Sailfish OS brings a large number of under-the-hood changes and improvements, however not much has changed visually. The 18.104.22.168 build of Sailfish OS started seeding to early-access subscribers on 29th September.
As seen in the past, a good number of OS’s improvements have once again come from Russia’s OMP which develops a Sailfish OS port called Aurora OS. It is good for the development and future of Sailfish OS as well as the users using the OS (mostly under the Sailfish X program).
Sailfish OS 3.4.0 is named after Pallas-Yllästunturi – the 3rd largest national park in Finland. Users upgrading from 3.3.0 to 3.4.0 will see a download between 440MB to 680MB depending on their device. The latest release brings improvements & fixes in several areas of the OS and system apps, including:
- Android App support
- Backup and Restore
- Cloud Storage
- Device Lock
- Home screen
- Storage & File Manager
- Text input
- User accounts
That’s quite a lot of work, especially during the COVID-19 lockdowns. You can head to the Sailfish OS forums to read the full release notes. And in case you are interested in a detailed changelog, you should head to this post at Sailfish OS forums.
Screenshots from Sailfish OS 22.214.171.124
The update is initially available under the Early Access program. It should release to all users in over a week provided no major issues are reported by early access users.