Jolla announces Sailfish OS 1.0

The Finnish company which rose from the ashes (almost) of Nokia’s MeeGo division, Jolla, has announced the ‘milestone’ 1.0 release of it’s Open Source Sailfish OS.

The company says that the “fourth software update released in the beginning of March, raising the software to commercial readiness, will again include many important improvements and new features. These will include further improved performance, extended landscape support, lots of visual improvements, lots of new camera functionalities, enhancements to the Jolla store, new general settings, and many more.”

Jolla is coming to India, Russia and Hong Kong

Jolla has also announced its plan to start selling its device in more markets such as India, Russio and Hong Kong; the devices are already available in Finland. The company is also negotiating with potential partners in many European countries to bring their devices in main European markets.

“We’re very excited to announce this. We’ve been working hard together with our user community to make the user experience of the Jolla smartphone and Sailfish OS effortless and distinct. We believe that Jolla now offers a truly viable option for all smartphone users. Naturally we are not stopping here, as we continue to provide monthly software updates to Jolla devices and Sailfish OS,” says Marc Dillon, Co-Founder and COO of Jolla.

Jolla’s Sailfish is based on open source MeeGo and uses the much talked about Wayland display server. It’s known for it’s intuitive and innovative gesture based interface.

About Swapnil Bhartiya

A free software fund-a-mental-ist and Charles Bukowski fan, Swapnil also writes fiction and tries to find cracks in the paper armours of proprietary companies. Swapnil has been covering Linux and Free Software/Open Source since 2005.

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