Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Feb 2013 15:42 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Originally stemming from MeeGo, birthed under Nokia's watch, Sailfish has since gone its own way and is maturing into a mobile platform getting ready for launch. This week at the Mobile World Congress, we tracked down Jolla and Mosconi again, getting the opportunity in the process to check out a live Sailfish demo. We check out how notifications work, look at the Sailfish take on a status bar, and get to see the media player with all its gesture support." By far the most unique and interesting of the alternative mobile platforms. Very fancy.
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Comment by Sodki
by Sodki on Fri 1st Mar 2013 00:25 UTC
Sodki
Member since:
2005-11-10

According to the video, Android apps will run unmodified on Sailfish. If so, this is the number 1 reason that makes me believe on Jolla's possible success. Too bad the whole ecosystem is not very open.

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RE: Comment by Sodki
by dsmogor on Fri 1st Mar 2013 09:39 in reply to "Comment by Sodki"
dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

Too bad they didn't preserve binary compat with Harmattan. In some countries (where Nokia was still the emperor) there were actually a valuable commercial software projects started before Elop blew it and these effort ultimately delivered. I home somebody would find a way to bring Harmattan compatibility environment to the device.
If geeks managed to bring enough Android api to run its games on N9, that one should be doable as well.

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RE: Comment by Sodki
by zima on Sat 2nd Mar 2013 19:21 in reply to "Comment by Sodki"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

According to the video, Android apps will run unmodified on Sailfish. If so, this is the number 1 reason that makes me believe on Jolla's possible success.

Like OS/2 running Windows apps? ;) (and desktop Linux running Windows apps through Wine)

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