Sailfish OS global distribution, Android install, and Angry Birds smart-cover coming after March update
Jolla announced that its mobile operating system, Sailfish OS, has reached v1.0 and will be ready for global distribution soon. This means that, in the coming months, Jolla will follow up on its plans to introduce the OS as free downloadable software for Android devices. Before this happens, though, the Finnish company will release a free Sailfish launcher. It will serve as an appetizer, of sorts, for the full Sailfish experience on Android devices. Last, but not least, Jolla announced newly-stricken partnerships with F-Secure corp, Tieto Corporation, and fellow Finns Rovio.
Jolla sees a “huge volume opportunity” in bringing over Android users. The company's chairman, Antti Saarnio, points out that nearly 100 million users in China alone installed a new OS (or ROM) on their devices last year. As Sailfish OS is compatible with commonly available Android hardware platforms and apps, it also caters to users that seek a new experience or to re-discover an older Android device.
1. xoxoGeorges (Posts: 207; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)
I expect a revised review of the Jolla phone.
2. Diego! (Posts: 508; Member since: 15 Jun 2009)
I agree. It was one of the most unprofessional reviews by this site. They complaint about EVERYTHING from the very beginning of the review. It was really biased. They must start fresh with it and upload a new review ASAP!
10. luis.d (Posts: 196; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)
In my opinion as both an employee and a reader of PA, Nick's harshness was justified. 2 out of 10 seems outrageous, but this is a $685 (399 EUR) phone we're talking about. Pricing is critical to how we evaluate devices. Sailfish is priced as a high-tier smartphone, and is expected to perform accordingly. Which it does not, sadly. Jolla is essentially charging full price for a work-in-progress product, as evident by the frequent updates. We cannot recommend a flawed phone only because the company behind it has innovative ideas and community support, which gives it potential. Speaking of which, I'm optimistic about Jolla. It is ran by smart people and I believe it will redeem itself with a more polished offering.
11. Väliaikainen (unregistered)
In Finland 399 euros is a mid range device price. Everything here is more expensive.
3. Väliaikainen (unregistered)
I got banned because of thar review.... (ArtSim98) Welll I kinda agree my comments were a "bit" harsh lol.
6. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
I thought you're only limited, not banned.
Limited - Just ban you for a week from voting and commenting, no need to open a new account.
Banned - You're banned, you need to open a new account.
7. Väliaikainen (unregistered)
Yeah I'm limited not banned :) Sould be back to normal on Sunday
4. Väliaikainen (unregistered)
Sony Xperia + Sailfish OS would be the most beautiful combination in the mobile world!
8. SIGPRO (Posts: 497; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)
Jolla should release a Highend Phone, because SailFish is a great OS!
9. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 775; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)
If they release the launcher, will we get the multitasking cards feature as well?