Ocean , 10 Nov 2013Important but missed often is that Sailfish OS seems to be the Symbian successor as it have bu... moreSailfish OS is not Symbian successor.... It is a successor to Maemo/Meego Harmattan..
Also it has GLONASS Support. Plus, in the developer Agreements, there is a separate section for HERE - maybe we will see Nokia Maps on this phone.
Is this phone launching in India? I hope Jolla considers to enter India, after all it's second after Chinese mobile market. Lastly i have heard that Zopo will release a Sailfish based phone in India but Zopo is a horrible brand with no after sales and service in here.
pity it doesn't have a resistive screen like the Nokia n900 best screen I have ever used no other screen can beat it for accurracy
Anonymous, 09 Nov 2013So old fashioned display. Too long time spent on ithe's only week point but i am not complaining, though will be nice if next model hill have an Igzo or Iridia display.
Important but missed often is that Sailfish OS seems to be the Symbian successor as it have built in all (most of all?) good practices from Symbian and significant number of software ported from Symbian by abandoned Symbian developers. All developers who used to live from selling Symbian soft and have sources in Qt would have to be crazy not to use the opportunity to port developed software to Sailfish, note well: with Qt projects and Sailfish SDK it takes even one afternoon to port the whole soft! And Sailfish SDK allows to play with full Sailfish OS launched on Windows/Linux/Mac machine but separated in WM from local machine resources or data. It happens that users call/mail and ask developers for porting, and developers work on this. The reason is simple - who will be first will take bonus of being the first and will take more market share. So if you have your preferred software, ask developer to develop/port the Sailfish OS version. Some already call Sailfish "the Symbian bis, the better incarnation of the Symbian legacy"
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.