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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Comment by Froyton
by Froyton on Fri 21st Feb 2014 15:53 UTC
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I'm stuck with a phone with a locked bootloader, so I'm pretty excited by the prospect of this Sailfish launcher. I hope I can try out a proper Sailfish phone someday, though. I'm not sure if imported Jolla phones would work on US networks?

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RE: Comment by Froyton
by drcouzelis on Fri 21st Feb 2014 16:23 in reply to "Comment by Froyton"
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You can read the thread "Can the Jolla phone be used in the United States?" here:

Summary: Yes, it works in the United States, but only at a maximum of 2G speeds. ;)

...but for someone like me who only uses talk / text / wifi, that's not a problem. ;)

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RE[2]: Comment by Froyton
by Froyton on Fri 21st Feb 2014 16:39 in reply to "RE: Comment by Froyton"
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If I go through with getting a Jolla, that's a tradeoff I could accept.

Thanks for the link- it was very helpful!

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