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SlashGear Morning Wrap-up 2/21/14: Galaxy S5, Xbox update, HTC Desire

SlashGear Morning Wrap-up 2/21/14: Galaxy S5, Xbox update, HTC Desire

This morning we’re about to head to Mobile World Congress 2014, but not before we grab a bunch of pre-show news blasts, of course. First we’re having a peek at some leaked images of the HTC Desire 8, a smartphone that’s certainly pre-cursor to the next HTC One. You’ll also want to have a peek at Jolla’s Sailfish OS before it launches globally - especially in Android launcher form.

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Jolla Sailfish OS launching as a launcher to invade Android

Jolla Sailfish OS launching as a launcher to invade Android

This week the folks behind the smartphone hardware and software brand Jolla have decided they’d be invading the world through Android. Before Sailfish 1.0 is launched across the whole world with smashing success, the company has decided they’d be rolling in a way for users on Android (the most common OS out there today for phones) to test their Jolla-made bits. This test will come in the form of a launcher.

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Jolla Sailfish OS 1.0 is ready to go global

Jolla Sailfish OS 1.0 is ready to go global

Jolla has announced that its long anticipated sailfish OS has reached version 1.0. With the operating system reaching the version 1.0 mark, it is now ready to ship globally. Jolla has also announced that its Sailfish OS experience will be available soon as a download for devices running the Google Android OS.

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Jolla Sailfish phone almost on offer to pre-bookers (but not for the US)

Jolla Sailfish phone almost on offer to pre-bookers (but not for the US)

Smartphone startup Jolla will open up sales of its Sailfish OS handset to pre-booking customers from today, the company has confirmed, with initial deliveries expected to begin in December. The new phone - which will also go on sale later this month at physical stores in Finland - is priced at the equivalent of around $513 off-contract and SIM-free, and uses a new platform based on Nokia-abandoned MeeGo.

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Jolla’s Sailfish spills its MeeGo-reborn secrets: Carrier & chip deals inked

Jolla’s Sailfish spills its MeeGo-reborn secrets: Carrier & chip deals inked

MeeGo refugee Jolla has demonstrated its new Sailfish OS today, as well as announcing a deal with ST-Ericsson to run the platform on its mobile chips, and a carrier deal with Finland's DNA. Revealed back in October, Sailfish focuses on "effortless multitasking" with the ability to run multiple apps simultaneously and even interact with them directly from the homescreen view. It also attempts to cut down on the taps, swipes, and pulls involved in checking status updates and notifications, and promises easy compatibility with Android apps.

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