Jolla's Sailfish OS Can Now Run Android Apps
Jolla today announced that its still-in-development smartphone operating system, called Sailfish, is compatible with the Android ecosystem. Specifically, Sailfish can run most Android applications without the need to modify the apps or use a runtime environment in the OS. Further, Sailfish itself can now run on most Android hardware, including smartphones and tablets. Jolla says this will be a boon to its mobile operating system, as hardware manufacturers will be able to put Sailfish on existing hardware with little additional investment on their part. Last, Jolla announced that it sold through its initial batch of preorders for the first Sailfish OS device, but it will offer a second batch of preorders to people in Finland (where Jolla is based) in the weeks ahead. Sailfish is based on Nokia's discarded MeeGo platform and offers a modern, touch-based user interface. Jolla hopes that Sailfish can eventually compete with Android, Windows Phone, and iOS.
Jolla Finds Licensing Partners for Sailfish OS
Jolla today announced that Intex Technologies has licensed Sailfish OS and put it in the Aqua Fish handset. The Aqua Fish is the first handset to run Sailfish OS outside of the phones made by Jolla itself.
Jolla Pushing Sailfish OS 2.0 to Early Adopters
Jolla today began distributing Sailfish OS 2.0 to members of its early access group. Jolla, a company formed by former Nokia employees, first revealed Sailfish OS 2.0 in March.
Jolla Announces First Sailfish OS Licensee
Jolla today said Intex Technologies from India will license Sailfish OS and make smartphones with the platform. Earlier this month, Finland-based Jolla broke its company into two entities: one for the Sailfish operating system, and a second for creating hardware.
Jolla Ports Sailfish to Sony Xperia X, Launches China Venture
Sailfish OS will find a new home on the Sony Xperia X smartphone. Jolla and Sony today said Jolla has created a custom version of Sailfish that can run on Xperia X handset.
the more the better...
Right now, I prefer WP. Mainly because it is different and I curious to see what they do with it years down the road. Yes, I said years.
I do like the idea of more options. Just wish BlackBerry had put out Q10 three years ago, I may have stuck with them.