The Jolla Developers Have Open Sourced Their Gecko-Based Sailfish Browser

Hello Jolla Enthusiasts. As you may know, there are two browsers that can be used on the Jolla smartphone, the native Sailfish browser, that comes installed by default and WebCat, an open-source browser.

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Recently, the Jolla developers have announced that they have open-sourced the Sailfish Browser, making the code available for everybody, via GitHub.

With the open-sourcing of the Gecko-based Sailfish Browser, Jolla is hoping that the Mozilla developers will create a special browser for Sailfish OS, using the already existing Gecko browser as a base. We will see if and when this will happen.

This is also good for the community, since a lot of Jolla applications have been developed by the community members.

For those who don’t know yet, 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.

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