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 shmerl
by shmerl on Wed 5th Dec 2012 02:17 UTC
shmerl
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2010-06-08

It's the only such effort at present to bring a serious handset OS based on conventional Linux to the market with actual modern devices coming as well. Kudos to Jolla!

Edited 2012-12-05 02:17 UTC

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RE: Comment by shmerl
by Neolander on Wed 5th Dec 2012 20:44 in reply to "Comment by shmerl"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

It's the only such effort at present to bring a serious handset OS based on conventional Linux to the market with actual modern devices coming as well. Kudos to Jolla!

Wouldn't FirefoxOS or whatever it's called nowadays also qualify ?

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RE[2]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Wed 5th Dec 2012 23:50 in reply to "RE: Comment by shmerl"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

If they'd push for glibc base underneath (and related drivers) I'd say yes. But they took a shortcut and use bionic (Android's libc) and Android lower stack in order to benefit from the existing hardware base. So the outcome is not giving any advantages for the rest of the Linux world.

Jolla's benefit on the other hand (or anyone's who pushes regular Linux) for the community, is paving a path for any other distro with providing hardware where those distros can run. Be it Nemo Mobile, Plasma Active or etc. Firefox OS won't help with that.

Edited 2012-12-05 23:51 UTC

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