Jolla annuncia Sailfish OS 1.0: presto disponibile al download per alcuni smartphone Android

21 febbraio 201418 commenti

Dopo lunghi mesi di sviluppo, prove, test, foto e video, durante le scorse ore Jolla ha ufficialmente annunciato il nuovo sistema operativo Sailfish OS 1.0. Questo nuovo sistema operativo open-source per dispositivi mobile sembra offrire un'ottima esperienza utente, oltre a permettere l'installazione di qualsiasi APK Android.

Nel comunicato stampa ufficiale Jolla comunica che presto Sailfish OS 1.0 sarà disponibile al download e sarà installabile su alcuni smartphone Android, presumibilmente i Nexus, Samsung Galaxy e qualche Sony Xperia.

Purtroppo il team finlandese non ha rilasciato altri dettagli, ma sicuramente non appena l’OS sarà disponibile al download lo proveremo per poter descrivere le nostre prime impressioni.

Intanto vi lasciamo al comunicato stampa ufficiale:

HELSINKI, Finland – February 21, 2014 — Jolla, the Finnish smartphone and Sailfish OS developer, today announced that Jolla’s mobile operating systemSailfish OS has reached release 1.0 and is now ready for global distribution. Jolla is also introducing availability of the Sailfish OS experience as downloadable software to devices running Android OS. 

 

The world’s first Jolla phones were sold to mobile operator DNA’s customers in Finland in late November last year. After the limited availability sales start of Jolla smartphones with Sailfish OS beta, Jolla has released three significant software updates. The fourth update will be released at the beginning of March, after which the software will be commercially ready for global distribution.

 

“We’re very excited to announce this. We’ve been working hard together with our user community to make the user experience of the Jolla smartphone and Sailfish OS effortless and distinct. We believe that Jolla now offers a truly viable option for all smartphone users. Naturally we are not stopping here, as we continue to provide monthly software updates to Jolla devices and Sailfish OS,” says Marc Dillon, Co-Founder and COO of Jolla.

 

Sailfish OS is a distinctive, gesture-based mobile operating system. Effortless navigation and live multitasking are at the heart of Sailfish OS, giving the user full control of their digital life at a given moment. The OS supports both native Sailfish OS applications as well as AndroidTM applications. The availability and interoperability of Android apps in Sailfish OS has increased greatly since the sales start.

 

“Customers are now able to install their preferred Android app store, and choose from hundreds of thousands of available Android applications. In addition, the active and passionate Sailfish OS community has already developed major social media applications, such as Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, and Foursquare, natively to the Sailfish OS,” Marc Dillon says.

 

New Jolla markets to open soon 

 

Currently Jolla smartphones are available for orders online at shop.jolla.com at the price of 399€ (incl. VAT) to all European Union countries, Switzerland and Norway. In Finland Jolla smartphones can be purchased also through local operator DNA’s shops, and sales is now expanding to all common retail channels.

 

Jolla is now rapidly entering into new markets, and is negotiating with partners in several countries, including Russia, India and Hong Kong where Jolla will open online sales in the near future. Negotiations in several European countries are well on the way for Jolla to soon open new channels in main European markets.

 

Smartphone and OS that get better every month

 

Already in two months, Sailfish OS has been developed with major steps in terms of feature additions, fine-tuned performance and increased battery life. Among the major features and fixes have been landscape mode, camera zoom, and impred battery life, to name a few.

 

The fourth software update released in the beginning of March, raising the software to commercial readiness, will again include many important improvements and new features. These will include further improved performance, extended landscape support, lots of visual improvements, lots of new camera functionalities, enhancements to the Jolla store, new general settings, and many more.

 

Furthermore, thanks to its open development and open source software contribution model, Sailfish OS update cycle is extremely fast, resulting in monthly software releases, and the release plan provides unseen transparency for interested developers. This fits in particularly well for those who want to develop their own products using the Sailfish OS.

 

Sailfish OS downloadable to existing Android devices

 

Sailfish OS has been developed to be compatible with commonly available Android hardware platforms. Due to this advanced technology, Jolla is introducing the Sailfish OS experience as downloadable software to devices running Android OS. Users can soon start to enjoy the modern, gesture based Sailfish OS in selected Android devices and also renew the lifecycle of their existing older Android devices.

 

The Sailfish community has already ported Sailfish OS into several devices including major versions of popular Samsung Galaxy, Google Nexus, and Sony Xperia. Also, porting for highly popular Chinese Xiaomi products is under work in community projects.

 

In addition, Jolla is releasing its own Sailfish user interface launcher as an Android application, which can be used to simulate the Sailfish OS experience on Android devices. The app will be available for download in the near future from Jolla.com and from common Android market places.

 

“We see this as a huge volume opportunity for Sailfish OS as there are close to a billion Android users globally. Many of them are looking for new user experiences to freshen up their existing devices. Last year in China alone, about 100 million devices were re-flashed after the purchase with a new operating system. This approach allows Sailfish OS to scale into volume fast without limitations. This is a scaling opportunity in a similar way as we have seen in the mobile gaming industry recently,” Antti Saarnio, Chairman of the Board of Jolla comments.

 

Jolla will release the downloadable Sailfish OS software in phases during the first half of 2014. First, the UI launcher application is released so users can start to experience the Sailfish user interface in their existing devices running Android OS. Later Android smartphone users can get the full Sailfish OS to their devices.

 

Announcing new partnerships

 

Jolla has formed new key partnerships in order to scale up its device business and Sailfish OS availability:

  • With Rovio Ltd., Jolla launches a special The Other Half Angry Birds smart cover providing exclusive Angry Birds user experience (see separate press release)
  • With F-Secure Corp., Jolla co-operates in mobile security and establishes trusted cloud services to its customers. All Jolla customers will enjoy gigabytes of free secure cloud storage integrated with their Jolla device experience (see separate press release)
  • With Tieto Corporation, Jolla will offer integration services to OEMs and ODMs willing to start the use of Sailfish OS in their products

“We believe that now is the momentum for next generation mobile operating systems to emerge. The current dominating mobile operating systems are being developed more and more towards closed ecosystems by their overly dominant owners closing their platforms from other businesses. At the same time the internet business growth already comes from the mobile internet, leaving many major businesses without sales channels and differentiation opportunities. The world needs a mobile operating system, which is open to developers, customers, service providers and different business models. Just in a few months we have shown how fast an open operating system can develop compared to closed ecosystems. It’s time for free choice instead of closed walled gardens,” Antti Saarnio says.”

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  • ciarizard

    Scaffale.

    • pirata_1985

      Scaffale rulez

      • alex

        Se la smettete di intasare discus, farete un favore a tutti -.-

        • pirata_1985

          Ti voglio bene

          • italba

            Io a te no. Mettiti sul tuo scaffale e non ci rompere.

    • lordchaotic

      xchè??? O.o

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  • Alberto

    Curioso di provarlo da buon smanettone

  • skelektron

    A me interessa parecchio, spero esca anche per G2… Ho avuto uno smartphone con Maemo predecessore di meego e “antenato” di sailfish, e lo ricordo come l’unico os mobile che io abbia mai provato ad offrire un multitasking vero, con le app che rimanevano realmente aperte e sempre funzionanti in background… ricordo che per far crashare l’N900 dovetti aprire una 50ina di applicazioni, tra cui un paio di giochi 3d, il browser con una decina di schede aperte, e tutte le app di sistema, oltre ad altre che tenevo installate… con 30 app in background la ui rimaneva comunque fluida e utilizzabile senza problemi… Se nokia avesse puntato su quello invece che su windows phone non avrebbe perso il primato di principale produttore di smartphone e telefoni, ne sono convinto…

    • alex


      C’è già un video che ho visto tempo fa.
      Gran multitask! Spero si possa anche fare 2finestre in uno schermo. ☺
      Forse però troppe gesture per i miei gusti

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  • Pignolatore

    Non si può dire che stavolta non sia stata citata la fonte, belin: un libro di duecento pagine non tradotte!

  • Gianmarco Passiatore

    A giudicare dalle immagini mi da molto di symbian…

    • alex

      Esiste già una video recensione di 30min su yt.
      L’ho vista tempo fa ed è un gran sistema :)

  • AlbertoSONIC

    Nel comunicato stampa c’é scritto “New Jolla markets to open soon”, ma non dovrebbe essere New Jolla opens to market soon? Probabilmente mi sbaglio io…

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  • Lorenzo Bri

    Nel mio paese (Italia) jolla vuol dire canna.. ___.

  • italba

    Ottima la prospettiva di un OS indipendente compatibile con le app di Android, bisognerà vedere se Google consentirà l’uso delle sue app e l’accesso a Google play.