Jolla sees millions of Sailfish OS powered phones getting sold
Jolla has raised $258 million to get the project to the point it is at now, and has added Nokia's HERE maps to the software. Sailfish OS includes Yandex's Android app store which currently has 85,000 apps. The OS has been smartly designed to run Android apps. The gesture-based UI has yet to win everyone over. Marc Dillon, Jolla's software chief, says that there are only two "simple gestures," pushing in from the edge of the screen and pushing out from the center of the screen.
The first runs off the assembly line have already been sold out and the first 450 units were delivered to an event on Sunday in Helsinki. Thanks to the gesture controls, the device has no buttons, similar to the MeeGo powered Nokia N9. There were many fans of the Nokia model who felt that the OEM should have stuck with MeeGo instead of dropping it to focus on the Windows Phone powered Lumia line.
But that move gave Jolla the opportunity to start working on Sailfish OS and now that the Jolla phone has launched, next year it will be sold in Europe and Asia. And according to Jolla Chairman and CEO Antti Saarnio, between the Jolla phone and those produced by its partners, he sees millions of Sailfish OS models getting sold.
source: Bloomberg via FierceWireless
1. emadshiny (Posts: 1142; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
I think Nokia must use this OS as an alternative for WP.
And i really like to try it on my Android device.
9. livyatan (Posts: 753; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)
In a matter of months, Nokia will be done with using OS's..for they won't be making mobile phones any more.
10. Username. (banned) (Posts: 74; Member since: 25 Nov 2013)
Correct, Nokia is purely exclusive to WP.
WP isn't going nowhere, "stagnating"
Jolla will be rising quick, due to open source, which is less strict than WP......
14. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3562; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
Show us the numbers that prove that WP isn't moving forward, rather standing still, or digressing.. If you can prove that to me today I will convert to Android, and preach that I hate WP till eternity.
16. ihavenoname (Posts: 1528; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)
Talking about sales, iP 5S is now top selling device here in Finland, along with two Samsungs. Apple and Samsung also have highest loyalty ratings. In former homeland of Nokia. But after all Nokia didn't have other chance and if they had changed the OS to Android, they propably would be like Sony (Ericsson).
18. taikucing (unregistered)
relax dude... you worship MS too much.
27. Altair (Posts: 340; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)
Nokia can continue making mobile phones at 2016, as restrictions ends by then. Nokia already has stated, that they will continue making "consumer devices" sooner or later.
11. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1044; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
sailfish os can indeed by used on an android device it just hasn't reach that state yet ! :)
2. GeekMovement (Posts: 1521; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)
It would be awesome if Sailfish gets a lot of the Nokia exclusive apps like on its Lumia devices. I hope it comes to the states soon!
3. sprockkets (Posts: 1369; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
Show Elop how its done Jolla.
And if it should be a 3 horse race, this would be my third horse, not that unfinished os from MS.
5. Shatter (Posts: 2032; Member since: 29 May 2013)
IOS a smart phone with dumbed down features.
7. starkiller306 (Posts: 58; Member since: 13 Nov 2013)
well they're only trying to convince rational buyers to buy the phone, not fanboys in love with one or the other os.
19. taikucing (unregistered)
6. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 4178; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
Seeing and reality are two different things here.
8. Username. (banned) (Posts: 74; Member since: 25 Nov 2013)
Just like iOs7....lags and stutters.
12. gsmarena.com (unregistered)
next to android.....
15. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3562; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
This coming from the guy who says that WP lags, and stutters❔... Your opinion has no validity,, ever❕
20. sprockkets (Posts: 1369; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
Well of course it doesn't, because you will sit there forever and watch it oh so elegently animate its eye candy until it is ready.
26. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1044; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
seriously dude this article has nothing to do with windows phone stop bring it here and ios 7 has nothing to do with it neither android yes since android will determine the success of sailfish or not !
17. sonisoe (Posts: 337; Member since: 06 May 2009)
am getting one, as my 2nd device for now..
23. taikucing (unregistered)
Jolla.. hundred times better than WP. Too bad Nokia doesn't use Jolla. Good hardware (Nokia) and bad OS (WP) don't mix
29. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1044; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
and then jolla bad hardware good os they complete each other :( !
24. snowgator (Posts: 3306; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Good for them!! I hope their hard work pays off.
Be interesting t see where they are by the end of 2015-ish. Mobile is a hard, fast moving, what have you updated me to lately-type of world, and the support, improvements, and new devices will be the main challenge for them.. Supply lines are already stretched thin and markets in a lot of areas already saturated. Hard to see Jolla keeping their heads above water, but it would be neat to see it.
25. maverick786us (Posts: 135; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)
They will definately succeed in Europe. Even 3rd world countries in asia will prefer open source Jolly over closed source devices.