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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by rain on Fri 7th Dec 2012 23:34 UTC
rain
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Even though many people seem to think that the mobile OS war is settled I am not one of them. I think that there's plenty of room for competition and innovation still.

That said. I don't think that Sailfish has much to offer compared to the competition. Being slightly different just won't cut it.
That doesn't say that they won't make it. It has much more to do with business strategies and which partners get. But product wise it's a "meh" for me.

I think that the main focus should be on specific tasks and applications in my opinion. To make the device more aware of what you are up to for example like Apples Passport and Reminders, integrate better with services like Instagram or try to find other every day tasks and see how they can be made eaiser.
Building a framework and rely on third party app developers to drive innovation doesn't work in my opinion.

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