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[b]Jolla, the start-up built after Nokia abandoned the MeeGo mobile operating system in favour of Windows Phone, has shown off its Sailfish OS in public for the first time.[/b]

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[size=3]What the Jolla Sailfish operating system will look like when it launches in 2013.[/size]

With an emphasis on easy multitasking, the Sailfish operating system works in a similar way to the upcoming [url="http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/388014/20120925/rim-blackberry-10-operating-system.htm"]BlackBerry 10 OS[/url], in that open apps, menus and more information can be accessed with a single swipe from the home screen.

With the tagline "Unlike the Ordinary", Jolla showed off Sailfish for the first time in public at the Slush technology conference in Finland and said it will be available in 2013, but did not give a more accurate release window.

As for the Finnish company's business plan, it will launch own-brand phones, as well as 'Sailfish by Jolla' phones, which will be manufactured by third parties, thus following Android's lead, and making the software available to other phone makers.

Jolla says it has the freedom of having no history, legacy or market position, so it can make a fresh start in the smartphone sector.

Sailfish is about contribution - the company claims there are no technology wars with its product, no 'we must have this standard or that' - instead, it is open to working with various business models, to share, and to not develop a restrictive walled-garden ecosystem.

The company spoke at length about the Chinese market, which has seen phenomenal growth in the smartphone market over recent years, and the company has spent hundreds of hours talking with Chinese smartphone suppliers.

In a question and answer [url="https://sailfishos.org/wiki/QA"]section [/url]on the [url="https://sailfishos.org/wiki/Main_Page"]software development kit (SDK) website[/url] for Sailfish, Jolla says that "many Android applications will run on Jolla devices unchanged...if you want to take advantage of all UI and other features of Sailfish OS and make your applications fastm you can port your applications to native QT/QML."

[b]More than just a smartphone OS[/b]

Jolla wants its operating system to appear on much more than just smartphones, with the Finnish company hoping to target tablets, smart TVs and other devices too, although there were no demonstrations to show how Sailfish would run on other hardware.

Earlier today, Jolla announced that it has partnered with the Finnish mobile operator DNA, which has said it plans to sell and help market smartphones from Jolla as soon as they are released in the country.

DNA has not revealed any specifics about the partnership, but the deal represents what could be the first of many mobile carriers to join up with Jolla.

Jolla vice president of sales, Sami Pienim

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Well the video didn't show me anything you couldn't do with an existing mobile OS...
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The word Jolla bugs me for some reason, reminds me of "holla" i dunno I just don't like it lol. They are digging a grave with what was shown on that video. Also , that guy needs to comb his hair.

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Link to demo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHn3qp_E3_A&feature=youtu.be

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Wow, what a dumb ****ing idea this is

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There is no room for them in the market. and I'm pretty sure they know it and this is just a glorified work program.

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The world doesn't need another mobile OS, especially if it offers nothing new. There are already more viable alternatives to the current market leaders than this thing.

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I can bet that this will be at least superior to Firefox OS... :D

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[quote name='Mark' timestamp='1353500504' post='595338912']
Well the video didn't show me anything you couldn't do with an existing mobile OS...
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Nope. And yet the implication is that there has never been an advancement in mobile OS's until Jolla... lol I always find that amusing. They all say that...

I really wasn't impressed at all. Some bits of it seemed rather confusing...

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[quote name='Zlip792' timestamp='1353505841' post='595339068']
I can bet that this will be at least superior to Firefox OS... :D
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My old SE T68 or whatever it as called was superior to that :p
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