Sailfish Coming To Sony Xperia Devices, Jala & Inoi R7
Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware on 21 March 2017 at 10:32 AM EDT. 20 Comments
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For those curious what's been happening with Jolla/Sailfish, the company put out a recap of their announcements and activities at the recent Mobile World Congress event.

It's been a while since any major developments have come out of Jolla, but they have continued investing in the Linux-based Sailfish OS and focusing their commercial work around licensing it to hardware partners rather than trying to bring more devices to market on their own.

At MWC17, Jolla announced the Sailfish China consortium for allowing a new Chinese OS based on Sailfish and is expected to be used in smartphones, automotive, TV, IoT, and smart watches.

Via Sony's Open Devices Program, they are working together to bring official Sailfish OS support to Sony Xperia smartphones. The first device being targeted is the Sony Xperia X.

Jolla's Russian partners were demoing their new Sailfish OS powered Inoi R7 device at the event. Meanwhile a Bolivian company called Jala is bringing their first Sailfish device to market and it's called Accione.

Last but not least, Jolla was also showing off their Sailfish OS watch prototypes at this event in Barcelona. Those wishing to learn more can read Jolla's MWC17 recap from Jolla.com.
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