come from the Finnish company Nokia Jolla announced the completion of work on a full-fledged, ready to enter the commercial market version of its platform Sailfish 1.0. The operating system is able to perform Android-App, the owners of smartphones based on the Google platform will be able to try the new interface by setting the corresponding shell for Android, which looks like a Sailfish.
Life platform Sailfish began as MeeGo, which was supposed to be the future for Nokia, but the latter abruptly changed course, linking its future with Windows Phone (which eventually led the Finnish company to be acquired by Microsoft). Sailfish on the platform, you can set alternative shops Android-applications, developers are hoping that the OS will attract users looking for an alternative platform Google.
«Users can now set your preferred store Android-applications, being able to choose from hundreds of thousands of applications available, – said co-founder and COO Jolla Mark Dillon (Marc Dillon) . – In addition, active and inspired community Sailfish OS has already developed a new platform for the leading clients of social services like Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and Foursquare ».
«We work closely with our user community to make the smartphone user environment Jolla and Sailfish OS easier and individual – he added. – We believe that Jolla can now offer a truly viable alternative for all smartphone users. Naturally, we will not stop and will continue to provide monthly updates for devices Jolla and Sailfish OS ».
first smartphone company Jolla, also called Jolla, so far only sold in the European market for 400 euros ($ 540), excluding shipping and directly from the company website. This device can not be attributed to the higher class, despite the impressive price. It is equipped with a 4.5-inch 960 × 540, a dual-core 1.4-GHz processor, 1 GB RAM, 16 GB of internal flash memory, 8-megapixel rear and 2-megapixel front camera. The main feature of the device – the rear cover, which not only changes the color of the case, but also design and configure the operating system to suit your preferences.
Simultaneously with the release
Sailfish 1.0 Jolla company teamed up with another Finnish company Rovio and released a special “smart” cover Angry Birds, which includes special wallpaper on your phone, calls, sound effects and so on. «This sharing gives brands Rovio interesting new way to please the fans and expand the environment Angry Birds new innovative way», – said the chief marketing officer Peter Vesterbacka Rovio (Peter Vesterbacka). Cover in the style of Angry Birds will be released in the summer.