Incase you are wondering what's Jolla? Well, Jolla is a smartphone company that comprises of Nokia's former MeeGo Team, they came together to produce what you see before you.
It's no longer called MeeGo, but goes by the name SailFish and last week the Jolla team showed us what this SailFish OS can do...
Here is a bried video on the OS and its features...
And the unveiling of the OS was done at an event in Finland (quite appropriately , here it is, presented by Marc Dillon, co founder of Jolla.
But that's just the OS, what about the hardware? what will we hold in our hands?
Jolla showed off its first device
I didn't know what to make of it, it's no N9 that's for sure.
It's like 2 really thin phones were fused together, it is buttonless (all touch) just like MeeGo was intended, using full gesture features and like N9, it multi-tasking is phenomenal.
The whole device, look and feel of the OS screams class! This is an OS "unlike" any other, just check out the hands on video below.
Here is a comprehensive hands on video with the SailFish powered device...
It's got a
Dual Core CPU
16GB storage + expandable SD card
replaceable battery, unlike the uni-body style that the N9 and Nokia employ.
What's interesting about this device is that it is Android compliant, meaning it could very well run Android apps! that's a game changer but we will see if it does help when the device becomes available later this year.
and with Android flexibility and open source, just imagine what this Jolla team would have done with MeeGo (under android) if they were given the chance, Nokia would have owned android by now.
I don't want to sound like I'm whining, that ship has sailed so...
I'm really looking forward to what more Jolla has to offer with its SailFish OS and if you are too, head over to join.jolla.com to be part of the movement.