Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 21st Feb 2014 11:34 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

Jolla, the Finnish smartphone and Sailfish OS developer, today announced that Jolla's mobile operating system Sailfish OS has reached release 1.0 and is now ready for global distribution. Jolla is also introducing availability of the Sailfish OS experience as downloadable software to devices running Android OS.

A major milestone for the young company. The fourth big update to Sailfish OS will be released early March, at which point the operating system leaves beta and hits 1.0. This fourth update will further improve landscape supports, include visual changes, new camera functionality, and more.

On top of that, Sailfish will be made available for popular Android devices as well, so that you no longer need to buy a Jolla phone in order to use the operating system. Furthermore - and I did not see this one coming - they will release a Sailfish launcher for Android that brings some of the operating system's unique features to Android.

These men and women are on a roll.

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Where is it?
by andrewclunn on Fri 21st Feb 2014 15:17 UTC
andrewclunn
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2012-11-05

So where can I find this demo for my Android phone?

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RE: Where is it?
by glarepate on Fri 21st Feb 2014 15:54 in reply to "Where is it?"
glarepate Member since:
2006-01-04

Where can you find it? Why -- In the Future! -- of course.

FTFPDF:

"Sailfish OS has been developed to be compatible with commonly available Android hardware platforms. Due to this advanced technology, Jolla is introducing the Sailfish OS experience as downloadable software to devices running Android OS. Users can soon start to enjoy the modern, gesture based Sailfish OS in selected Android devices and also renew the lifecycle of their existing older Android devices."

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"Jolla will release the downloadable Sailfish OS software in phases during the first half of 2014. First, the UI launcher application is released so users can start to experience the Sailfish user interface in their existing devices running Android OS. Later Android smartphone users can get the full Sailfish OS to their devices."

Edited 2014-02-21 15:58 UTC

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