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It's Now Made Easier Porting Jolla's Sailfish OS To New Android Phones

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Published on 20 July 2014 06:08 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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This week Jolla has finally released their Hardware Adaptation Dev Kit (HADK) publicly to make it easier for enthusiasts/developers to port the Sailfish OS platform to new Android smart-phones.

Jolla's Hardware Adaptation Dev Kit is designed to make it easy to run their OS on any Android smart-phone that is currently running Cyanogen Mod 10.1.x. The HADK release comes after Jolla initially ported Sailfish to the Google Nexus 4.

Setting up the stack on any Android phone involves configuring the Mer Linux core, Android Hardware Adaptation, the device-specific Android kernel, libhybris, middleware packages, the Qt/Wayland WPA plug-in that uses Android's hwcomposer, and then all of the Jolla Sailfish OS components.

More details on the HADK public release can be found via JollaUsers.com.

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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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