Jolla unveils Sailfish OS and SDK, partners with ST-Ericsson and DNA


Jolla Mobile, the Finnish mobile startup has unveiled their new Sailfish OS with effortless and innovative User Interface (UI) at the Slush startup event in Finland as they announced last month. They have also released Sailfish Software Development Kit (SDK) for the developer community and announced that the Jolla devices would be powered by ST-Ericsson’s Nova Thor processor. They have also partnered with Finnish carrier DNA.

The Sailfish OS is based on MeeGo operating system and will support smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, automotive and other device classes. The SDK consist of Mer Core’s tools, Qt Creator, Jolla UI components, Sailfish UI framework and Sailfish handset application interfaces. Developers can download the Sailfish SDK from sailfishos.org.

Here are some images of the Sailfish UI.

The UI looks much improved from the Meego.

Jolla says the devices on Salfish OS can run Android apps without any modifications. You can view the Sailfish UI demo video here (requires Silverlight).

The Sailfish-powered Smartphones would be available next year and would be released in Finland on the local carrier DNA.


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