Sunday, 23 February 2014

Jolla Releases Sailfish OS 1.0, Major Update Coming Soon!

Sailfish OS
Jolla announced that Sailfish OS version 1.0 is stable and deployment on Smartphones begin in early March. In addition, it will broadcast an application for Android to try the user interface, while it also announced that many other were made for Smartphones and tablets.

 Sailfish OS reminds MeeGo. This system was jointly developed by Intel and Nokia until that company decides to focus only on Windows Phone. Therefore, some executives who participated in MeeGo decided in 2011 to create their own company, known under the name of La Jolla.

Since the first Sailfish equipped Smartphone OS was released last November and is sold for 399 Euros. It was previously in beta version. Jolla has therefore announced that its system which was now finalized and that happened in version 1.0.

The brand gives few details on what has changed, but promises performance enhancements, new features, cosmetic additions at the appearance of the user interface, improved support for the landscape format, etc. It adds that the first final version will be available via an update from the beginning of March. The company takes this 1.0 version of the system to indicate two things.

The first is an application for Android will be available very quickly so that potential users can see what looks like Sailfish OS. Here it is a question of being able to try the different features offered by the user interface and functionality of advanced gestures.

Specifically, it should be better to issue a launcher. So far no date is specified on arrival but will be available through the Play Store or directly from the site Jolla. And for those wishing to take the sweep without changing Smartphone, the company indicates that Sailfish OS have already been made for multiple devices including Samsung Galaxy, Nexus Google or Sony Xperia.

In addition, drafts for popular Smartphones in Xiaomi are planned within the community. But for the moment outside the models have shown on this wiki where you can see the progress of adaptation. Sailfish OS offers its own applications and it also supports those developed for Android. Anyway Jolla used this announcement to indicate that publishers are beginning to join.

And names mentioned by the company, are Rovio, the father of Angry Birds. F -Secure, known for its antivirus solutions, meanwhile Younita propose online storage solution users of Jolla. For now, the company gives no details on the available storage capacity or level of service.

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