Great phone from a promising company. Seen the OS demo which is just wow. Android and iOS is old story now. Hope Jolla releases this phone worldwide. Sailfish all the way. Specs are good for me and so is the design and then there's endless possibilities with the other half. Can't wait.
Since the Nokia patens and maps division have some kind of independence from Microsoft, it will be possible that Jolla team to strike an agreement and use Nokia here offline maps. this surely will blow out of the water any wp8. in a way Nokia should ask no fee from Jolla for using the maps, it will be such a bittersweet revenge.
Esk, 30 Oct 2013The thing is, this is a bit more than a skin for Android. For a start, it's actually based on ... moreHi,
Well it's not a little more than a skin; it's a completely new OS, born from the Maemo (N900), Meego(N9) operating systems of Nokia. Samsung is forking Meego as well to make Tizen. They have made Sailfish. It can run on Android hardware, but the OS runs all android applications out of the box.
why do we need a new OS? because all current OSs are getting old: iOS&Android are not really innovating in the OS space of late. Sailfish is the baby of MeeGo, an OS designed from the ground up, for easy navigation...all gesture based ( which found itself on Blackberry Z10, and now used on iOS7 multitasking view). But they push a little further, getting rid of buttons, and keeping your screen for content only. closig apps, going back in an app, multitaskign is all commanded with gestures. also, you can directly interact with an open application without having to stop whatever you're doing. then there's the "the Other Half" concept...;more info go to jollausers.com
Please go to jolla.com and update the specs.
This phone is coming by Dec2013 and will run a linux based OS: Sailfish. The key functionalities are its customisability (change your phone's feel to match your chosen wallpaper), the unique&true multitasking (where you can interact directly with open programs like widgets), ability to run Android applications out of the box....and the wonderful experience of a gesture-based OS as in the N9.
gargamel, 27 Oct 2013why do we need a whole new OS? if the apps and the HW are android, why not just create an elab... moreThe thing is, this is a bit more than a skin for Android. For a start, it's actually based on Mer/Nemo mobile, and uses glibc rather than bionic, as you'd expect from Linux (Android kernels may be used, but that's for convenience using libhybris).
If you don't use Android apps, there's no need to use Dalvik. Native apps are recommended, Android apps are only to 'fill in the gaps' where a dev won't port to Sailfish. Native coding's done in Qt/QML/JS/C++ rather than Java, and subjectively, the Sailfish SDK's rather nicer to use than Eclipse.
Jolla are also concentrating on optimisation, like with the iPhone. That's lead to some rather nice performance so far - their early demos with the N950 ran very smoothly, more so than would be expected from Android on the same specs.
Hope that sums up a few of the reasons.
why do we need a whole new OS? if the apps and the HW are android, why not just create an elaborate android skin and be done with it? by the end of the day, this is what it is- a glorified android skin...
BTW, this is just a comment, not an attack...
AJJJJ, 22 Oct 2013hey guys.. i need this phon from where i get this phoneIt's not available yet. See the spec - Status: Coming soon.
Looks like Nokia N9. The best phone and OS ever.
Best OS after Symbian. The father of all OS.
Well my friend is a phone geek. He has a galaxy note 3 & a nexus 10.Well I like the devices but I would like to buy something different like jolla. This is for me
Kennyelfuego, 16 Oct 2013Coming soon till when?Jolla aim to ship before end of 2013 for those who've preordered already. Might be a bit later before they open up sales.
Why did you not change the specs it has been released Officially
1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor
16 GB Storage with Micro SD expandability
8MP Auto focus Camera at the back and 2MP for the front facing camera
2100 mAh Battery 3.8 Volts
I2C Bus + NFC connectors for The Other Half
Ample 4.5″ display with qHD resolution (960*540) Which gave us 244.77 PPI of pixel density + Gorilla 2 Glass
6 Point Multi touch on top of the Gorilla Glass
WLAN802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz
Bluetooth 4.0 EDR HS
AGPS & GLONASS
USB 2.0 HS
Proximity, Accelerometer, Gyro, E-Compass, and Ambient light sensors
RGB Indicator LED
Dual Microphone for noise cancellation
Talk and Standby time (Approx): 7.7/5.5 hours (GSM/3G) & 500 hours stansby
Dimensions: H131 * W68 * D9.9mm
have the old symbian 808. wanted to buy a new phone. as one guy said android is a good OS but too many spys.wp8 is still in beta and iphone is very expensive. i want to have the built quality of 808/n8 with a modern symbian without spy code for a fair price. i guess many old nokia fans would buy such phone. i don't play games on my phone. good phone functions like symbian, good maps, good camera and loudspeaker and good writing style and a good email machine and organizer. if Jolla can deliver this they would have good business. i'm waiting now.