Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th Dec 2012 23:01 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Two weeks ago, as I was busy finding out in Vegas that double-shot frozen cocktails are a really stupid idea, a small Finnish startup unveiled their mobile operating system: Jolla unveiled Sailfish. With a strong focus on the Chinese market, the company is aiming to offer serious competition to Android's dominance of the smartphone market.
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Comment by gan17
by gan17 on Wed 5th Dec 2012 00:25 UTC
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Interacting with the application tiles seems a bit finicky to me, and the algorithms that detect whether a swipe is meant for the entire UI or just the tile are going to be pretty crucial.

From the video preview, it seems that on that particular "multi-tasker" screen, you swipe up for the app drawer and down to go back to the original home screen. I can't see him accessing any screens to the left or right, so I assume all the left-right swipes are dedicated to the app control tiles.

Can't say I'm fond of the way he rolls his thumb 'around' the app tiles like that. Reminds me of how we used to get our thumbprints taken in the days of ink.

Edited 2012-12-05 00:25 UTC

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