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Just as expected, at the Slush conference in Finland today, Jolla has introduced its Meego-powered Sailfish OS for the very first time. The new mobile operating system will be open-source, and will be designed for use in various kinds of devices like smartphones, tablets and smart TVs.

Not much has been explained about the OS itself, but at least the company has taken the time to put a short video together, highlighting some of the key concepts of the platform. According to Jolla, one of the main virtues of Sailfish will be the seamless multitasking between truly running apps, the ability to interact with mini versions of the apps directly from the homescreen (kind of like widgets), as well as effortless personalization.

The SDK of the new platform is now available and can be found using the appropriate link below. Apparently, Jolla intends to manage Sailfish as an open-source project, hoping to form a community of developers who would participate in the development of the OS.

Jolla has used the occasion to announce that its open to collaboration with many different chipset vendors, with ST Ericsson's NovaThor SoC already supporting Sailfish. This actually comes to suggest that the first Sailfish devices may be designed to hit more affordable price-points. Unfortunately, there's still no information when the first devices using the operating system might hit the market.

"We warmly welcome ST-Ericsson onboard. It is great that this industry leader is partnering with us and Sailfish. ST-Ericsson's NovaThor platform combined with Sailfish OS will enable vendors to bring highly competitive mobile products to the market. We welcome other players in the mobile industry to join and contribute to this game changing movement. We also target to announce other chipset provider partnerships soon." - Marc Dillon, CEO of Jolla.

You can find some more details in the press release below!
This is 100000% Nokia's backup plan look at the ad that's Nokia over there.
     
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YEAH! Finland!


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This would be an interesting Android competitor. It's a shame that Nokia sold their souls to MS.
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This would be an interesting Android competitor. It's a shame that Nokia sold their souls to MS.
Trust me Jolla=Nokia
     
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Trust me Jolla=Nokia

Right, but for some reason I was thinking they signed an exclusive agreement with MS to use only Windows Phone. Hopefully that's wrong. redface.gif
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Trust me Jolla=Nokia

Right, but for some reason I was thinking they signed an exclusive agreement with MS to use only Windows Phone. Hopefully that's wrong. redface.gif

I doubt it's for every single phone they ever make
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I think it's interesting and I like the idea of an open OS, but I think that SwipeUI is a little better than Sailfish.
I hope Jolla and BB10 can make a success in the market.
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I have a strong dislike of what the default theme looks like it's going to shape up to be based on that ad. I don't like the whole "tile" thing.

But I love the concept regardless and have no doubt that a superior theme will emerge if this OS ever gains traction.
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It's essentially just a mix of iOS, Android, and W8. And doesn't seem to be the best parts of any of them, actually. Unimpressed. Android is way better.
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It's essentially just a mix of iOS, Android, and W8. And doesn't seem to be the best parts of any of them, actually. Unimpressed. Android is way better.


...You've tried it?
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