Jolla is a Finland based mobile company. It has announced recently that its Sailfish smartphone OS, in terms of hardware and apps, will now be compatible with the Android operating system. With this new move, the company is aiming to reach a wide number of OEMs that manufacture Android devices. By making their hardware compatible with Android, OEMs can now leverage their existing hardware already accessible for Android and make use of it to run their Sailfish OS in its place. This will allow the OS to look for growth opportunities in the Chinese market.
According to the CEO of Jolla, Sailfish with Android compatibility is a commendably significant mobile OS option for some of the chief mobile firms in Asia as well as Europe. Jolla will be cooperating with some of the major global application stores in order to ascertain that the users can download and run Android apps on their devices that function on Sailfish OS. Applications like Spotify, WhatsApp and Instagram run on Sailfish directly. It is going to be very useful for the customers and they will definitely cherish it.
Jolla will be opening the next batch of production for the pre order of its mobile phones via its official website later in the week. In August, the company has closed its pre-sales drive for the first Sailfish operating system based smartphone. These Sailfish based first smartphones are likely to be shipped by the end of this year. They are expected to be first available in Europe.
The smartphone by Jolla runs the gesture based Sailfish operating system which itself is based on MeeGo platform. It has garnered huge adulation when it was launched on Nokia N9 smartphone. But now Nokia has deserted MeeGo and selected Windows Phone for its potential operating system platform for its smartphones.