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Jolla Presents Sailfish OS MeeGo-Fork

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Published on 21 November 2012 01:10 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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Jolla, the Finnish company that was formed by many ex-Nokia employees that were responsible for their MeeGo work and the Nokia N9 smart-phone until Nokia jumped in bed with Microsoft for the Windows Phone, finally showcased its Linux OS today: Sailfish, a fork of MeeGo Linux.

Sailfish uses the core distribution of Mer, implements the MeeGo API, its own in-house interface, and heavily promotes the use of HTML5 along with Qt and QML.

Embedded below is a new video that briefly presents Jolla and shows off some of the user-interface elements to Sailfish. Jolla smart-phones running Sailfish are expected to be introduced in 2013.


Now here is another Jolla video that showcases more of the Sailfish user-interface:


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