Jolla Will Use The Maliit Touchscreen Keyboard

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may 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 and has 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.

New information has been released about Jolla’s first smartphone. The developers have confirmed that the touchscreen keyboard will be Maliit, the keyboard used on Nokia N9. Maliit is a cross-platform input method framework for mobile and embedded devices, including a virtual keyboard. It is very appreciated on Nokia N9 and it should better on Jolla, since the display is bigger than Nokia N9’s (4.5″).

Since Nokia N9 was compatible with the Swype keyboard, Jolla’s Maliit based keyboard should also have Swype support. For those who don’t know, Swype adds extra fuctions to the keyboard, when swiped from the Swype symbol.

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