Jolla, a Finnish company founded by former Nokia employees, has announced that they are prepared to issue a full commercial version of their operating system Sailfish which will be numbered 1.0.
According to data from the Finnish telecom operator DNA, the device from the Finnish company Jolla that uses the open-source operating system Sailfish is currently the fifth best-selling smart phone in Finland. The device by sales surpassed Apple's iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C.
Sales of the first smartphone powered by Sailfish operating system officially started today via an online store. Jolla comes with a 4.5 inch IPS screen with a resolution of 540x960 pixels, which is of course touch sensitive, and supports up to five simultaneous touch points. Powered by a dual-core Qualcomm processor clocked at 1.4 GHz and 1 GB of RAM it should maintain fluid operation of the operating system and applications.
Finnish company Jolla, composed of former Nokia's employees, has released their first smart phone based on the beta version of the open source operating system Sailfish OS. It has emerged as a derivative of extinguished Nokia's MeeGo project, a free operating system for phones that is based on Linux.
If you have not heard of Jolla you are not alone and do not be too disappointed either. The company was founded by a few former Nokia employees that were not happy with the decision to tie the companies (Nokia’s) fate to Windows Phone. Instead they wanted to see if they could take the MeeGo OS and make it a reality and so they introduce SailFish. SailFish is an Android compatible OS that like many others is Linux based. The question is; is this new phone and Nokia inspired OS going to show us what could have been, or will it be just another phone in an Android Sea?