Google Android pretty much defined/is defining Driver Model for every hw category.
What hw controls should be exposed?
What is OS expectation?
How both interact?
Embeded seam to be higly secret about their stuff, and they get away with "single driver release per SoC"...
That create highly anticompetetive market for anyone who would like to go for their own Driver Models.
(Lima and Freedreno are good examples of how Android influence GPU drivers for mobile. Even when You Do-Not-Care TM)
Sailfish is much more proprietary than Android, why would you do that?
For example, there is no source released, only parts and SDK.
I think it is obvious that keeping parts such as the UI closed is in direct contradiction with this goal. Thus I am surprised to see that so many are okay with this state of affairs in particular given that Jolla is advertising Sailfish OS as a «truly open» operating system. I can only wonder what your point of reference is? To me it seems that my Nexus 4 with Cyanogenmod + F-Droid is the truly open system and Sailfish OS is just a mishmash of proprietary and open-source pieces with no coherent policy behind
A lot of movement is occuring in the community porting Sailfish OS to various Android devices.
Take a look at this table of devices showing what works and does not work for each device.
Here is the list of porters and their devices
You can read the #sailfishos-porters log for today
You can join in with your device (i'm hoping someone with a HTC One M7 will join in)
http://webchat.freenode.net/ channel #sailfishos-porters
Even though Jolla staff are on a much deserved vacation right now a few of them pop into the channel once in a while. The other day I saw an Nvidia employee join the channel to ask a few questions.
Successful community ports and their threads on XDA forums with image released:
Some more helpful links:
Nexus 4 port done by Jolla
Sailfish general forums at XDA
Don't be surprised if this jollafrankinandroid that some of you are calling it here makes you say "OMG it's beautiful" when you successfuly port it to your phone!
If you kiss the droid it becomes a beautiful fish.