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Sailfish OS discovers its MeeGo roots on the Nokia N9

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Sailfish OS discovers its MeeGo roots on the Nokia N9
A video of Sailfish OS running on the Nokia N9 has hit YouTube. The port is unofficial, and at this early stage misses a lot of core functionality, such as camera, GPS, Wi-Fi, Android compatibility, and even basics like proper time and date. For the curious, the ROM is available at the Mer Project Wiki, although the installation procedure definitely isn't for the fainthearted. The instructions are available in the video's description.

Sailfish OS's MeeGo heritage truly shines on the Nokia N9. Interestingly enough, the first videos of the new operating system that appeared at the time of its announcement (last November) showed it running on a Nokia N950, the hardware of which is mostly similar to that of the N9. Jolla, the former Nokia employees who created Sailfish OS and its attached smartphone, previously confirmed that the operating system can be ported to the N9, although such pursuits will be left in the community's hands.

Jolla launched the first Sailfish OS-powered device on November 27 in Finland, with a global roll-out expected soon. After Nokia basically became an instance of Microsoft in the Finnish eyes, their ambition is to become the local phone maker that Nokia once was. Although an independent and professionally developed product, the Linux-based Sailfish OS is open-source and Jolla actively nurtures its developer community. The OS is already compatible with Android apps and, in the future, it will be offered to Android users for free side-loading on their devices.

source: GSMArena and Wikipedia

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posted on 11 Dec 2013, 09:50 2

1. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)

I would love if this got an official release!

posted on 11 Dec 2013, 10:36

2. xoxoGeorges (Posts: 209; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)

This phone just keeps on giving

posted on 11 Dec 2013, 10:57

3. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 495; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)

Nice lumia 1020.. :)

posted on 11 Dec 2013, 11:01

4. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)

Jolla is great try, unfortunately what people who own one have told me are quite negative. Severe bugs, missing features and bad camera. But otherwise it's seems quite nice and when they get apps working good and make it more refined, I might purchase one.

posted on 11 Dec 2013, 15:24

8. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1236; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)

the Os is in the beta tag the bad camera is because of the blue tinge caused by the software when

so in time it will improve :) !

posted on 11 Dec 2013, 11:05

5. acca1386 (Posts: 7; Member since: 19 Feb 2013)

that OS looks great!

posted on 11 Dec 2013, 13:13 1

6. Snoobab (Posts: 175; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)

Woah! white N9 looks so good!

posted on 11 Dec 2013, 14:12 2

7. tumchaaditya (Posts: 71; Member since: 21 May 2012)

I am putting this on my N9 as soon as a little more stable build appears..

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