Jolla’s Sailfish OS 3 will offer simple smarts for cheaper phones


Jolla may have failed to make an empire to rival Android with its Sailfish OS, but it’s changing direction with Sailfish 3 to focus on 4G feature phones.

Four years ago we previewed the original Sailfish OS. It was pretty but has only been used in a handful of low-key devices since.

At MWC 2018 Jolla announced the new version of the system, Sailfish 3.

The affordable angle

Jolla CEO Sami Pienimaki says its main aim is to function with “low-spec hardware configurations and still run selected Android apps,” as reported by NDTV. It’s not so much an Android rival as an Android Go rival. Google’s Android Go is a stripped-down version of Android optimized for devices with 1GB of RAM or less, like the Nokia 1.

We’ll likely hear more about Sailfish 3’s features as its planned Q3 2018 release gets closer but so far it’s been teased that it’ll be 30 percent faster and able to work with the latest Android. It’ll also offer “full cloud integration,” with bookmarks, notes and photo syncing, and a new multitasking interface and a fresh “Light” theme.

Jolla announced upcoming Sailfish support for some devices you may not have heard of, including the Gemini PDA, INOI T8 and INOI T10.

This article was sourced fromTechRadar

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