So, this is our first post about “Jolla” a company founded by many ex-Nokians who were working on Meego earlier. So, the company has just announced a major milestone where their “Sailfish” operating system which is based on gestures and swipes like N9’s “Swipe” OS is now fully compatible with Android apps.
Users enjoying the unique gesture-based and modern Sailfish OS user experience will be able to take full advantage of the Android application ecosystem available through various app stores globally. Jolla will cooperate with leading global app stores to ensure users can seamlessly download Android apps just as they would do on any Android device. “For example, highly popular apps such as Instagram, WhatsApp and Spotify run directly on Sailfish OS. Also Chinese WeChat – already with over 400 million users – runs on Sailfish OS,” says Jolla CEO Tomi Pienimäki.
Jolla has also let it know that the Sailfish OS is now compatible with many chipsets and hardware configuration common to Android.
Jolla believes that this breakthrough offers growth opportunities of significant scale for Sailfish OS globally, especially in China. “We believe Sailfish with Android compatibility is a highly relevant mobile operating system option for major mobile companies in Europe and in Asia. We are already in discussions with several major Asianvendors regarding this opportunity,” says Tomi Pienimäki.
Finally, second batch of pre-orders for Jolla phone will re-open this week,
“Due to extremely positive feedback and increased demand in the past weeks, we are offering another pre-order opportunity for our second production batch later this week through jolla.com. This will be targeted to Finnish customers who want to express their passion for the Finnish mobile industry,” Pienimäki concludes.