Sailfish advances - Sailfish OS, with SDK and UI introduced
Finland - Today at the Slush start-up event Jolla and Sailfish take
significant steps forward and bring Sailfish Software Development Kit
(SDK) for the community and showcases it effortless and innovative User
Interface (UI) for the first time.
Sailfish OS already supports
multiple chipset technologies that are being demonstrated today in
Slush, and further support is continuously being built for all the major
chipsets. Today Jolla is happy to announce that ST-Ericsson is ready to
support Sailfish OS in its NovaThor platforms.
"We are pleased
to add Sailfish OS to the mobile operating systems supported on our
NovaThor ModAp platforms. Supporting Sailfish from its inception shows
how flexibly ST-Ericsson's NovaThor platforms can adapt to different
mobile OS'es and we look forward to seeing Sailfish powered devices in
the market next year," said Peter Oaklander, Senior Vice President for
Sales & Marketing, ST-Ericsson.
"We warmly welcome
ST-Ericsson onboard. It is great that this industry leader is partnering
with us and Sailfish. ST-Ericsson's NovaThor platform combined with
Sailfish OS will enable vendors to bring highly competitive mobile
products to the market. We welcome other players in the mobile industry
to join and contribute to this game changing movement. We also target to
announce other chipset provider partnerships soon," said Marc Dillon,
CEO of Jolla.
Sailfish Alliance is first and foremost a movement
that will unite OEM and ODM manufacturers, chipset providers, operators,
application developers and retailers. The key target is to bring
innovation to a stagnating market and help mobile industry players to
stay on the bleeding edge of the mobile OS development.Sailfish SDK preview introduced to facilitate community work and application development
Sailfish OS and UI are highly adaptable and will support smartphones,
tablets, smart TVs, automotive and other device classes. Sailfish is a
real opportunity for developers to participate in and build solutions
with existing open source projects such as Qt, Mer Core, and the Linux
kernel. The new OS will be built through community involvement and
The Sailfish SDK consists of Mer Core's tools, Qt
Creator, Jolla UI components, Sailfish UI framework and Sailfish handset
application interfaces. The SDK encourages Sailfish friends to extend
the tools to support development for their company's style. The SDK is
the right choice for Sailfish Alliance partners for both contributing to
the direction of the operating system and developing new and magical
The SDK is available and developed at www.sailfishos.org
Sailfish user interface, shown for the first time at Slush, has been
designed with the most recent consumer needs in mind. With the most
modern mobile UI Sailfish provides effortless multitasking.
are able to multitask instantly between truly running applications.
Even more, users are able to interact with the running applications
directly on the home view: ending a call, pausing a song - without
needing to enter the application. This multitasking feature brings
usability and speed-of-use to a totally new level, unseen in the mobile
The UI features other innovations, the Pulley Menu
enabling fast and effortless interaction; at-a-glance peeks at status
information; effortless personalization of the device to match the
user's style and mood.
For the UI demo, please visit http://www.youtube.com/user/jollaofficial