Hello Linux Geeksters. The first Jolla smartphone has been officially released yesterday. The first lucky 450 people that have pre-ordered their Jolla device will get it today, while the others will get their Sailfish OS powered devices starting with December 2013, at the starting price of 399€.
With the release of the first Jolla device, also a 1 minute 57 presentation video has been released, demonstrating the user interface’s usability.
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.