Hello Jolla & Sailfish OS Enthusiasts. Jolla’s first device has been released in Finland, via DNA, in the 27th of November 2013. As a reminder, the device is powered by Sailfish OS, a Meego Linux based system, developed by Nokia.
For now, Sailfish OS is available only on the Jolla device, but Jolla’s CEO Tomi Pienimäki said that they will make the operating system available for Android phones soon.
”That is the plan. We are on device business and OS business. It is fairly easy to install the OS on Android devices,”
If the device has an unlocked bootloader and allows the users to load custom firmware, it supports installing other operating systems.
For those who don’t know, Jolla is a project developed by former Nokia employees. The first Jolla smartphone is running on Sailfish OS, a modified Megoo Linux system, which is Android compatible, uses Wayland as the default display server , uses Nokia N9′s Maliit touchscreen keyboard and comes with interchangeable covers, allowing the users to easily switch them, in order to change the color/model of the phone and comes with impressive hardware specifications. Apps can be installed via the Jolla Store, which will provide both Jolla and Android apps, or via F-Droid and Yandex Store, but some tweaking can be done, in order to get apps directly from the Google Play Store.