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Jolla and Sailfish OS Launched Officially, OS Can Be Installed On Android Phones

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Before anything else, here is a short story.

Jolla is a new company based in Finland. They manufacture and design smartphones and  the developer of Sailfish OS, a new mobile operating system aimed to compete against Apple’s iOS, Google’s Android, Microsoft’s Windows Phone, BlackBerry’s BB10, Mozilla’s Firefox OS and Intel/Samsung’s Tizen OS. The people behind the company are former employees  of Nokia that developed the Nokia N9, a smartphone running an OS called MeeGo. Nokia abandoned and killed the MeeGo project and took the design of the N9 when they started embracing Windows Phone. In 2011, People behind the MeeGo project left Nokia and started a new company called Jolla (pronounced as “Yol-la”) and from the ashes of MeeGo, the Sailfish OS was born.

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Yes, that’s the company logo.

What a nice story, isn’t it? Anyway, their efforts have now bear fruit. Folks, meet Jolla, the first smartphone running Sailfish OS.

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Jolla specs:

  • 1.4GHz Dual Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor
  • Adreno 305 graphics
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage, expandable via MicroSD up to 64GB
  • 4.5 inch qHD IPD LCD display (960 x 540) 245 ppi
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 2
  • 8 megapixel rear facing camera with autofocus and LED flash
  • 2 megapixel front facing camera
  • LTE, HSPA+, WiFi, WiFi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC
  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
  • 2,100 mAh battery
  • Sailfish OS

I know the dual core processor may sound underwhelming but, hey, its their first phone. Maybe the OS doesn’t need a powerful processor to work 100%, right? The good news here is that Jolla CEO Tomi Pienimaki said that apps running on Android can run on Sailfish OS. There’s more! Android phone users need not to buy the Jolla phone if they want to experience Sailfish OS, because the OS can be installed on your Android phone! We just have to wait for its availability of course.

They have a released a video about Jolla, here check it out: