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Jolla Announces Sailfish OS 1.0 75

Posted by Soulskill
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An anonymous reader writes "Sailfish, the Linux-based mobile operating system developed by Finnish devicemaker Jolla, has reached version 1.0. Sailfish arose from the ashes of several failed and interrupted projects to bring a new, major Linux-based platform to mobile devices. It's already running on phones sold in India and Russia, but more importantly, Sailfish was designed to be easily ported to existing Android devices. It's also built to support many Android apps. Jolla will begin providing complete firmware downloads during the first half of the year."
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Jolla Announces Sailfish OS 1.0

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  • India and Russia (Score:5, Informative)

    by Microlith (54737) on Friday February 21, 2014 @12:09PM (#46304259)

    It's already running on phones sold in India and Russia

    No, they will begin selling into those regions. They're already shipping to much of Europe.

    You know, regions that don't have problems with patent trolls tearing at companies with worthless software patents.

  • Re:India and Russia (Score:5, Informative)

    by Radak (126696) on Friday February 21, 2014 @02:18PM (#46305057) Journal

    They're already shipping to much of Europe.

    This. I've got a Jolla in my hand right now (in Europe), and I'm loving it. It's not the world's most powerful hardware by any stretch of the imagination, but it's a great attempt at a new approach to UI and it's really nice to see a phone that caters to the geek market at the same time as being very usable to those who aren't so interested in what's going on under the hood. The ability to run Android apps (which it does very well) is the icing on the cake. I'm a very pleased customer so far, and looking forward to what's to come.

  • by Urkki (668283) on Friday February 21, 2014 @03:50PM (#46305643)

    Does it have an ssh client available to use in said console?

    So far on Android the best I've found is ConnectBot. Honestly the screen real estat sucks, even on my Nexus 4.

    I suppose for Linux console you'd use OpenSSH, as usual. You can build it yourself if you wish, or you can find a ready-made .rpm package.

    It's a "real" Linux, you know. And by "real" I mean, much like a mainstream PC Linux distro.

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