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.