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Sailfish OS Verla introduces a new sharing system, camera updates, and more

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The summer is turning into autumn and it’s again time for a new Sailfish release – the third one this year, having the version number 4.2.0 and bearing the name Verla. The name follows our scheme of Unesco world heritage sites in Finland and Verla is a factory museum and its surrounding area, including an old groundwood mill founded at the end of the 19th century, a part of the history of the paper industry in Finland.
As usual, the changes go all over, some easier to notice and some deeper in the software stack. Let’s go now through some of the main items. More details can be found in the release notes.

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Jolla Releases Sailfish OS 4.2 For Continuing To Improve

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    Jolla this week released Sailfish OS 4.2 "Verla" as the newest version of this Linux-based smartphone operating system that continues to be made commercially available for various devices.

    Sailfish OS 4.2 brings with it a new sharing system that is much better designed, refinements to the App Grid, refining the Sailfish OS Calendar App, more polishing to its Mozilla Gecko based web browser, and an assortment of other changes.

Sailfish OS 4.2.0 “Verla” improves the sharing of content

  • Sailfish OS 4.2.0 “Verla” improves the sharing of content

    The newly written function for sharing content with Sailfish OS is the most obvious change in the new version 4.2.0, whose nickname Site Verla stands for a Unesco World Heritage and refers to the history of the paper industry in Finland.

    Easier sharing

    Previously, the interface for sharing content could be found in the respective apps themselves, but it has been revised for Sailfish OS 4.2.0 and now offers a system pop-up for selecting the sharing method. In this way, many authorizations in the applications could be reduced and the apps made more secure. If it was previously not possible for providers of third-party apps to use the sharing functionality via the new API, this will be possible in the future .

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