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Jolla Sailfish handset specs unveiled with dual-core Snapdragon

Jolla Sailfish handset specs unveiled with dual-core Snapdragon

Back in May, the Jolla Sailfish smartphone became official, promising the ability to run Android apps on the MeeGo-derived mobile operating system alongside a gesture-controlled user interface and 4G support. While some details on the phone were given, a full rundown of the hardware has finally been announced, as well as the anticipated shipping date.

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Sailfish OS now compatible with Android apps and hardware

Sailfish OS now compatible with Android apps and hardware

Jolla has just announced that its Sailfish OS has hit a major milestone. The operating system is now compatible with Android applications and hardware. This milestone means that users of Android devices can now use the gesture-based Sailfish OS via various global app stores.

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Jolla Sailfish phone official with snap-on smart shells and Android support

Jolla Sailfish phone official with snap-on smart shells and Android support

Smartphone startup Jolla has revealed its first device, the Sailfish-powered Jolla, expected to ship by the end of the year. Running the MeeGo-derived OS on a dualcore processor, the Jolla phone packs a 4.5-inch display and heavily gesture-centric UI, as well as 4G connectivity and an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash.

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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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Jolla resurrects MeeGo with new “Sailfish” OS

Jolla resurrects MeeGo with new “Sailfish” OS

About a year ago, a project to develop a new mobile operating system called MeeGo was cancelled in favor of Tizen. Then, back in July, we were told that a group of Nokia ex-employees formed a startup called Jolla and would be reviving MeeGo. Fast forward to today, and we're now told that the Finnish-based company is getting funding to develop a new operating system based on MeeGo.

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Jolla’s MeeGo phone will run Android apps

Jolla’s MeeGo phone will run Android apps

Jolla, the Helsinki-based startup hoping to make use of Nokia’s abandoned MeeGo platform, has revealed additional details surrounding the phone it hopes to launch later in the year. Arctic Startup quotes publication 3T in detailing Jolla’s plans, with the company’s CEO, Jussi Hurmola, saying that the new OS will run HTML5 apps in addition to Qt apps. Not only that, but it looks like Jolla will employ one of RIM’s tactics for the BlackBerry PlayBook, hoping to run Android apps in addition to its own native offerings.

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Jolla plans to lock down its MeeGo phone, promises app store (UPDATE: Developer edition planned)

Jolla plans to lock down its MeeGo phone, promises app store (UPDATE: Developer edition planned)

Say what you will about Jolla, the startup hoping to bring MeeGo back from the dead, but the company certainly has spirit. Managing director of Jolla, Jussi Hurmola, understands that the platform needs solid third-party apps as well as a thriving app store to have any chance of surviving in the mobile market. He went on to say that the company is hoping to build up an ecosystem around MeeGo, and will put out its own app store that will let customers purchase and download apps.

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