Sailfish OS discovers its MeeGo roots on the Nokia N9

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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  • Display 3.9 inches
    854 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
  • Hardware , 1GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB,
  • Battery 1450 mAh
  • OS MeeGo



7. tumchaaditya

Posts: 71; Member since: May 21, 2012

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

6. Snoobab

Posts: 175; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Woah! white N9 looks so good!

5. acca1386

Posts: 7; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

that OS looks great!

4. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 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.

8. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 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 :) !

3. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

Nice lumia 1020.. :)

2. xoxoGeorges

Posts: 209; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

This phone just keeps on giving

1. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I would love if this got an official release!

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