Jolla announces Sailfish 3, support for new smartphones and 4G feature phones

Jolla announces Sailfish 3, support for new smartphones and 4G feature phones
Jolla made a couple of announcements during Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018, all concerning its Sailfish operating system. First off, the Finnish company unveiled the third major iteration of Sailfish OS, which brings lots of new features and improvements to those using smartphones powered by the platform.

Then, Jolla confirmed Sailfish OS will now be supported by another Sony smartphone, the Xperia XA2, as well as the Gemini PDA and INOI tablets. Finally, as hard to believe as it may be, it appears that Sailfish will soon be available for feature phones.

According to Jolla's co-founder and CEO Sami Pienimäki, Sailfish OS will easily run on phones with low-specs hardware configurations and still run Android apps. The OS will also support VoLTE, which is very important for this particular segment.

For those interested, Jolla said Sailfish OS 3 will be rolled out in phases during Q3. The new version of the OS will come with enhanced security features and options and it will feature a 30 percent performance boost.

Keep in mind that if you want your smartphone to run Sailfish OS, you have to pay $60 for the license. Obviously, you should first own a device that's compatible with Jolla's mobile platform.

source: Jolla (PDF) via TechCrunch

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4 Comments

1. SIGPRO

Posts: 2810; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Awsome! Bring also to the new Nokia phones, instant buy!

2. monoke

Posts: 1124; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Put this with hardware packing monster specs equivalent to android flagships and I'll be interested!

3. Cyberchum

Posts: 1011; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

The end of whatsapp support for Nokia s40 forced many feature phone users to Android. If it could run fairly well on a feature phone hardware while maintaining android app support, I know some people who would be happy.

4. Trex95

Posts: 2315; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Used to own by Nokia if I’m not mistaken.

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