Lol what is wrong with using android OS by meego or ex-nokia employees? Why create an OS now? when you're just establishing a "new" brand?
Can we get the CPA in to do the math? 1000 units and what are we looking at when it comes to the PE ratio?
mir, 27 May 2016I have to disagree with you there. I owned a cyan colored N9 long ago and that phone lagged an... moreIf the software worked ok on a basic chipset around 5-6years back with very primitive technology and almost a basic chipset TI OMAP 3630 single core 1.0 GHz Cortex A8 And PowerVR SGX530 gpu and 1gb of ram I think the Snapdragon 212 with 4core 1.3Ghz Cortex-A7 cores and Adreno 304 Gpu with 1gb of ram is more than enough to run this refined os smoothly unlike Android...
Further if this chip can run Windows 10 smoothly with 1gb ram Sailfish os will be a blaze I think you have never used sailfish it doesn't need great hardware to run smoothly the main moto of this company is to make a software which can run smoothly on basic hardware
Hardware is just numbers to woo people into buying something new everyone is doing it hence every other company wants to come up with something better...
For an optimized os like ios, Windows or sailfish hardware is not the main thing as they are polished
Now because of Android oems launching quad core, octacores and decacores with 4-6gb ram even the like of Windows and apple are jumping on the specs bandwagon but in reality ios runs smoothly on my 6s with a dual core chip and 2gb of ram
Merwyn Fernandes, 27 May 2016Unlike Android........ Sailfish Os doesn't need octacore processors and 4-6gb of ram to run ... moreI have to disagree with you there. I owned a cyan colored N9 long ago and that phone lagged and stuttered a lot. Especially when you recieve messages while doing other tasks on the phone. This happened even when I closed all the running apps. And that phone was really slow even when compared to similarly equipped android phones in its time. Its UI had potential, but the optimization was just not there. And stop with that no need for higher hardware nonsense. Software will always improve so you need to make futureproof hardware for it from the start.
Locked in North pool with a toy attempting to communicate with a world who override you.
amangoel9, 27 May 2016Microsoft can be competitor with just slight changes in OS like third party apps background ru... moreEither that or they should have spent the billions on a devices' (yes plural) line complete with total vertical integration; own SoC, CPU, GPU along with peripheral functions such as modem, radio etc on top of blanketing the globe with their own ecosystem's infra to counter both Apple's and Google's. And then add a secure backend, drive the final nail to Blackberry that way. All they gotta do then is not again repeat any of Blackberry's blunders like getting out overpriced middling phones as a negative offset.
3rd apps' support is a must so dev devices should also be on the cards that's compelling enough to ante on say Nexus or Pixel. Do this and with the right incentives in place for devs, then they'll warm up to the idea to key stuff into a walled garden.
Anonymous, 27 May 2016snapdragon 212 seriously?Unlike Android........
Sailfish Os doesn't need octacore processors and 4-6gb of ram to run smoothly it can run on basic specs remember the specs the N9 had and with Meego os it ran smooth and flawless Sailfish is just a refined version of Meego
Anonymous, 27 May 2016Nowadays nobody has any chance to make an iOS or Android competitor. Even Microsoft failed des... moreMicrosoft can be competitor with just slight changes in OS like third party apps background running, selection of download folder and with some open source for custom modification.
posix expert, 27 May 2016sold already ???Yup only 1000 units were sold at 170Â€ including taxes only to developers and backers all were sold on the same day of launch
Dh33r4j, 27 May 2016With component prices going down, lightweight OSs are not as attractive as before. It's unlike... moresailfish os not lightweight, it takes more than 500mb to running it. this is difference from android vanila that only eat 350-400mb.
Dh33r4j, 27 May 2016With component prices going down, lightweight OSs are not as attractive as before. It's unlike... moreNowadays nobody has any chance to make an iOS or Android competitor. Even Microsoft failed despite all those billions invested into their OS. Small companies like Jolla are doomed.