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Jolla Sailfish OS detailed, demoed on video

21 November, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
Jolla Sailfish OS detailed, demoed on video - read the full textThe guys from Jolla held an official launch event for their Sailfish mobile OS and showcased the platform to the general public. The company has already signed deals with ST-Ericsson for the chipsets that will power its future smartphones, and with the Finnish carrier DNA, who will be offering...


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I´d like to know what does Jolla do that Android doesn´t? Why would anyone want to buy this?

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  • 2012-11-21 14:49
  • 9C$n

i hope they could release it in an attractive hardware and try to make the icons less droid-like

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  • 2012-11-21 14:44
  • wHSU

its design is not that fresh but its usability trumps windows phone and android
and who the feck care about ecosystem anyways if there is enough apps/games?

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  • 2012-11-21 14:41
  • wHSU

This is the boat that Nokia missed. Now they are just another hardware vendor.

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  • 2012-11-21 14:37
  • 3FH}

Now the question begs, will the old Nokia's (N8, E7, N9) be getting a port of this here... Cos I promise I'll buy one of them just to get this... And that'll also mean (if Elop is smart enough) the N9 wouldn't have been the last Meego phone... Hell this could be the solution to Nokia's woes... It looks much better than Android or iOS... Imho.

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  • 2012-11-21 14:37
  • 3sEv

> In reply to droopy @ 2012-11-21 14:25 from 8FB8 - click to readNothing windows tiles abut this, this is N9 multitasking view with active interface.

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  • 2012-11-21 14:31
  • Mk%d

> In reply to teter @ 2012-11-21 13:04 from U{Pb - click to readIt is not the N8 but N950 :-)

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  • 2012-11-21 14:28
  • Mk%d

hahahahahah hear is the anroiedkillar

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  • 2012-11-21 14:27
  • vbMM

> In reply to Fongy @ 2012-11-21 14:03 from GjjS - click to readI can't watch myself for now, but for what you saying is not exaclty this. They took the live thumbs in MeeGo Hamarttan and allow you to interact with then even when minimized. This is far more deep and advanced compared with Android, MeeGo multtask has no match.

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  • 2012-11-21 14:26
  • PhWw

Possible OS scenario 2014:
Windows Phone: business users, consumers wanting integrated eco system across devices
iOS: App store, integrated eco system across Apple devices
Android: dominance of the market at all levels
Blackberry: Government and corporate users, consumers wanting email security and quality hardware
Jolla: multimedia niche
On the way out: Symbian, remaining Bada

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  • 2012-11-21 14:26
  • dQ2j

If it could run android apk files seems a promise idea. From video i see a copy of windows tiles and android design UI. Seems more a copy/paste OS. Ecosystem jolla is not good. Better stay under samsung devices.

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  • 2012-11-21 14:25
  • 8FB8

meego successor sailfish will come with Nokia N9 successor

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  • 2012-11-21 14:22
  • U@SA

> In reply to Joker @ 2012-11-21 12:13 from SgvH - click to readIntel dropped meego with Nokia and started to build Tizen OS with samsung.

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  • 2012-11-21 14:08
  • U{My

It reminds me of the 'panels' the X1 had many moons again (Sony Xperia)...

It looks like a cross-breed of Android and Winpho 8...

Sort of live tile / widget based...

It looks okay actually...

It's not anything that can't be done already on Android with a launcher and a few widgets...

Almost like Sense going crazy!

It's certainly not ground-breaking, but equally, it's another interface to consider...

I'm neither unimpressed or impressed... it is what it is...

If anything, I'd be worried about customisation restrictions... but other than that - good luck to them!!!

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  • 2012-11-21 14:03
  • GjjS

> In reply to apple-sux @ 2012-11-21 13:49 from Lmjs - click to readBefore Android and iOS is famous as today...they are also has no app and wasn't considered as a good OS but see them today...

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  • 2012-11-21 13:59
  • PPUM

I wish it could be more simulatr to n9.... left to right swipe, instead up and down... feels more natural...

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  • 2012-11-21 13:56
  • B}QN

> In reply to apple-sux @ 2012-11-21 13:49 from Lmjs - click to readBada outsells windows phone and there is no need to fork.
It runs android apps

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  • 2012-11-21 13:55
  • Ks6P

Wish them have a great success!

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  • 2012-11-21 13:54
  • uH@e

> In reply to dawn @ 2012-11-21 13:44 from u1v% - click to readTizen OS will come from Samsung, that OS has some Meego in it.

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  • 2012-11-21 13:53
  • 0UuE

uncook OS, not mature OS

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  • 2012-11-21 13:52
  • P@1G

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