Sailfish X for Sony Xperia X now available for purchase for Jolla Tablet backers


If you own a Sony Xperia X smartphone and have been dying to install Sailfish OS on it, you'll be happy to know that the mobile platform will soon be widely available for purchase. Dubbed Sailfish X, the OS can be had for €49.90, and for the time being it's only compatible with the Xperia X.

Sailfish X is not a slightly different variation of Android, it's a completely different OS built by Jolla, the Finnish company behind the tablet with the same name. That's probably one of the reasons it doesn't come for free, so if you want to burn €50 on a new OS for your Xperia X, now would be a good time.

Although you can purchase Sailfish X starting today, the image containing the OS will be available for download on October 11. Another important thing worth mentioning is the fact that Sailfish X is only available in the EU countries, plus Norway and Switzerland.

Until October 11, only those who backed the Jolla Tablet crowdfunding campaign can purchase the Sailfish X, and only if they have the voucher the Finnish company sent to some of them.

Basically, Jolla Tablet refund voucher customers will be able to use the sales site to buy themselves the Sailfish X, if they own a Sony Xperia X. The rest of the customers will be able to purchase the new OS starting October 11. Here is what you'll get for the money:

  • Sailfish OS software package to flash to your Xperia device;
  • Android app support, predictive text input, and MS exchange support as downloads from Jolla Store to your device;
  • Software updates for at least one year, after which a continuation program will follow;
  • Clear instructions and support for downloading, installation & use;
  • Jolla Customer Care service for one year.

Apparently, about 100 vouchers have been given randomly to Jolla Tablet backers, so if you're one of the lucky ones, then you can now redeem it on the sales website. More will probably be offered in the future if Sailfish X will sell better.

source: Sailfish

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Xperia X
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 23 MP / 13 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 650, Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2620 mAh(14h 3G talk time)

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3 Comments

1. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Are you guys going to buy this OS and do a review PA?

2. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

did they just made the os paid so that they can get the money back they refunded..... the vouchers are useless and most of the people having both xperia and voucher would spend their voucher thinking that they won't have anything else to spend the voucher on...

3. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Damn if only iOS could be flashed the same way as this :/ I would pay even 300$ if I could have iOS on Xperia hardware

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