While the Sailfish OS ROM has yet to make its way to Android devices as previously promised, the new Jolla Launcher alpha program at least gives Android users a taste of what to expect from the platform.
According to Jolla’s CEO, the company plans to eventually bring its Sailfish OS over to select Android devices. Keep reading to learn more!
The first Jolla phone (Sailfish OS) comes with Android app support and is currently available for pre-order. Read on for more details!
On this week’s Friday Debate the question is – Which new operating system has the best chance of catching on?
How can Jolla, the company that was formed to take over the development of the MeeGo operating system, succeed with its Sailfish OS? It seems that Jolla is betting on China where there are still huge numbers of potential smartphone buyers.
Jolla finally showed off Sailfish, their new operating system based on the MeeGo platform that Nokia decided to abandon. I was there to see them demo it for the first time, and I even talked to a few of the company’s employees. So what do I think? Read on!
Nokia had a hit on their hands with the MeeGo powered N9, but Stephen Elop, the company’s new CEO, decided that the Finnish handset maker was going to bet the future on Windows Phone instead. So what did the MeeGo team do? They left to start Jolla, a brand spanking new company that will unveil their new operating system, codenamed Sailfish, next month in Helsinki, Finland. The face of the company, Jussi Hurmola, is announcing today that he’s decided to step down.
In a touch screen world the user interface is essential get it wrong and nothing else matters. A quick look around the smartphone industry will reveal several different approaches to touch based UIs. Windows 8 has it “modern UI”, iOS has Cocoa Touch and Android, well, everything including has widgets, themes, skins and customized launchers. Now Jolla, the company that was formed to further develop MeeGo when Nokia jumped off its burning deck into the hands of Microsoft, is getting ready to reveals its UI and software development kit (SDK) at the Slush event in Helsinki, Finland on 21-22 November.
Before switching to Windows Phone, Nokia was going to bet the future on a Linux based operating system that was being developed in-house called MeeGo. Anyone who has played with the Nokia N9, this writer included, will have no problem telling you with a straight face that the stupidest thing Stephen Elop did after becoming Nokia’s CEO was killing the MeeGo OS.
Jolla Mobile CEO Jussi Hurmola said today in an interview with GigaOM that the Helsinki-based startup plans to release their first handset running the MeeGo OS by the end of this year.