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Jolla Launcher Alpha v0.2.0 build 12

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Jolla Launcher Alpha v0.2.0 build 12

Requirements: Android 4.0 to 4.2.2

Overview: Experience Jolla User interface on your Android phone


Key features

Experience Jolla User interface on your Android phone:

Open phone via Jolla lock screen

observe time and other indicators

use pulley menu to quickly mute the device or open phone/settings /camera application

Start Android applications from Jolla application grid

Swipe back to home from any application

See Running applications in application covers

application cover shows partly screen capture of Android application

Go back to application by pressing it's cover

Select Ambience from Ambience menu

some preselected Ambiences are provided

With top swipe you can get access to Android events view

Android status bar is normally hidden on the launcher

Jolla Launcher UI tutorial

First time when started, there is a tutorial to learn the basics of Jolla Launcher UI

Jolla Launcher is based on Sailfish OS Update 7 level code & functionality.

Supported devices

This release is targeted for Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 devices running Android 4.3 or later. Release can be installed in many other devices as well, which run Android 4.3 or later but there might be severe issues in those devices.

Known issues

This release of Jolla Launcher includes the Home screen and lock screen from Sailfish OS, without the Events view. Events and notification "hints" are shown on Jolla Launcher lock screen, and events can be accessed via regular Android notification bar accessible via swiping from top of screen.

SIM PIN query dialog/window may be hidden during device startup, but it should appear at some point

Sometimes only way to go back to call UI during active call is via Android events view (swiping from top of the screen and pressing active call event)

No Android application uninstallation from Jolla home

Applications can be removed from Jolla application grid, but they are not uninstalled from the Android system

Random freezes and crashes can occur from time to time

Screen capture on covers is updated after swiping second time to home from application

Sometimes /in some devices screen captures don't work reliably

How to get involved

Jolla Launcher can be installed via Google Play. You will get a link to installation if you have been selected to the alpha release testing group.

How to report bugs

Please report issues via

Always include jolla-launcher tag to your report.

Please also use other descriptive tags, like LG, Nexus4, 4.4.2 and so on.

Please check what are the existing tags that people have already used in order to reduce our filtering work.

If such crash happens in Jolla Launcher that Google crash report function is started, please allow it to send crash report to us via Google Play. Also, please write your email & some description to user data field in order to help us to hunt down the root cause.

Our main target at first is to get Jolla Launcher stable on known reference device (Nexus 4/5). Bugs for other devices will be taken account when time & resources allow us. We have already discovered many device / brand specific Android launcher implementations, that can cause some issues for Jolla Launcher.

Technical & Licensing notes

Jolla Launcher is based on the same Qt/QML code that we are using on Sailfish OS. It is running as native Android application, on top of Qt 5.3 for Android and some other support libraries listed below.

Open source components and their licenses that we have so far used in Jolla Launcher are listed below:

lipstick: LGPL 2.1

mlite: LGPL 2.1

nemo-configuration: BSD

nemo-contextkit: LGPL 2.1

nemo-eventfeed: BSD

nemo-ngf: LGPL 2.1

nemo-notifications: BSD

nemo-thumbnailer: BSD

nemo-time: BSD

Qt 5.3: LGPL 2.1

Note: by download and installing Jolla Launcher you agree to the Sailfish End User License Agreement, available here:

Q & A

Q: Why are you limiting the number of Jolla Launcher alpha testers ?

A: We are resource limited on this project as usual, so we try to optimize the amount of feedback to the level that helps us to proceed with Jolla Launcher as fast as possible.

Q: Why are you doing Jolla Launcher alpha testing via Google Play ?

A: GP offers some automated features for this purpose, for example crash reports handling. Also, the aim is to use our resources in optimal way.

Q: How can I help if I am not one of the alpha testers ?

A: You can help by participating and improving the open source projects/components that we are using (that are listed e.g. in release notes).

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