Jolla has partnered with Intex Technologies for first Sailfish OS 2.0 licensing partner. The Finnish mobile company said that it will bring Sailfish OS based products to the market later in 2015.
Intex which is second largest Indian smartphone maker with 10.5% of market share is the first licensing partner to utilize Sailfish OS 2.0. Sailfish OS 2.0 is available on an optimised and scalable 4G LTE reference platform. It comes with a revamped user interface that is fast and user friendly aiming at smooth OS flow and effective multitasking. Sailfish OS 2.0 also introduces improved Android application compatibility and browser experience, smoother transitions throughout the OS and overall improved stability and performance.
“We are very excited to be the world’s first licensing partner for Sailfish OS and look forward to utilizing the great user experience of the next generation Sailfish OS 2.0 in our products. Together with the Sailfish India ecosystem partners we believe that we can provide an exciting new choice for smartphone lovers in India and later globally as well. With an open platform like Sailfish OS we have a magnificent opportunity to offer great locally relevant premium content to our customers, all integrated directly into the smartphone’s operating system.”
said Sanjay Kalirona, Head Mobile Business, Intex Technologies.
Jolla recently announced that it is splitting their hardware and software divisions and increase focus on Sailfish OS licensing. The company also announced ‘Sailfish India’ mobile ecosystem initiative with first partners including Intex Technologies; Times Internet, and Snapdeal. Sailfish India aims to develop to offer more choices for consumers, higher user satisfaction and better revenues for local businesses.
“In our BRICS country strategy we have been proceeding fastest in India, which is one the most important markets in the future of mobile. We have seen a lot of interest among Indian mobile device manufacturers, digital media houses, and operators, and they are all very keen to work with an alternative to the currently dominating mobile operating systems. India needs and deserves its own regional mobile ecosystem, an open platform, which supports local Indian services and businesses.
said Antti Saarnio, Executive Chairman of Jolla.