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Sailfish OS 1.0 Announced, Sailfish Soon On Android

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Published on 21 February 2014 11:19 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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The Finnish-based Jolla has announced Sailfish OS 1.0 in time for Mobile World Congress and have also committed to soon delivering this mobile Linux OS to Android devices.

Sailfish OS 1.0 was announced today in time for the Mobile World Congress event that happens every February in Spain. Besides Ubuntu having their mobile wares on display, Jolla will be there with their launch device and talking up Sailfish OS for Android devices. With the announcement of Sailfish OS 1.0, Jolla feels their platform is ready for global distribution and new markets.

Sailfish OS is the promising mobile Linux environment built on Mer and Qt and already using Wayland for its display server. After their first phone launched last year in Finland and now available for pre-order throughout the EU and Scandinavian countries, we've known that Jolla has been porting Sailfish to Google's Nexus devices.

Improvements to the Sailfish OS stack include a landscape mode, camera zoom, improved battery life, and other enhancements. An update due out in March will have performance improvements, an extended landscape mode, visual improvements, new camera features, and much more.

Jolla says that Sailfish for Android will be available on "select devices" and great for renewing older Android devices. Among the hardware noted were the Google Nexus, Samsung Galaxy, and Sony Xperia. The download will soon be available from Jolla's web-site and the Android marketplaces.

More details on this latest Jolla/Sailfish news can be found via today's press release.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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