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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shmerl
Member since:
2010-06-08

This is incorrect. Jolla are still deciding how open their UI should be. See this discussion for example:
https://lwn.net/Articles/526935/ (or if they finished deciding, they didn't publish any further details yet).

In the best case it can be fully open. Their further plans are to make the UI swappable, so you could install fully open Nemo UX on top of the common middleware for example with Sailfish (they already basically share Mer Core + Nemo middleware).

See also: https://wiki.merproject.org/wiki/Zephyr (which is a future direction of Nemo and potentially Sailfish).

Edited 2012-12-05 03:13 UTC

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kragil Member since:
2006-01-04

That are just delay tactics to appease the unwashed Twitter masses.

In a more private setting they clearly said that the UI will stay proprietary:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-M1VRuYO1bU

There is also an interview with the CEO or someone saying the same ... but I can't be bothered to find it.

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masennus Member since:
2011-02-11

Calling youtube a "private setting" is the most hilarious circumlocution of the day... But you may still be right, time will tell.

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shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

They mean what they say and they are honest. Take it as you want of course. They might have been more inclined to make it closed before, but obviously now they decided to reevaluate it.

Edited 2012-12-05 18:28 UTC

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