Sailfish OS is the newest mobile operating system announced this year, it is been designed by Nokia ex-engineers and runs on Linux based mobile OS, developed under Jolla and Mer Project. Sailfish OS is developed to run on all upcoming smartphone manufactured by Jolla and other manufacturer.
Top 5 features of Sailfish Operating System are:
1. Multi Tasking Support:
Multi tasking feature helps Jolla smartphone user to do multitask by putting a small square window just below the dialer, camera icon and hence bring enough room for homes screen that are usually filled with apps shortcut on Android and iOS based handsets.
2. Facebook Support:
You will never be away from your near and dear ones on Facebook, as Sailfish OS offers integrated app for it, Facebook app allows user to open pictures shared on Facebook using phone default photo gallery. Not only this, user can also like, comment, share picture without opening Facebook app. Cool eh?
3. Swipe Away Feature:
If you have used, Apple’s iOS 7 then, you are to going to love playing with swipe feature on Sailfish OS, Swipe feature works on gesture based action, to view notification menu on the device, user have to swipe from bottom to top. To go back to older webpage’s on mobile browser user had to swipe their hand from left to right.
4. Gestures in Multitasking Support:
Gesture based multi tasking on Sailfish OS is more advanced than any other mobile OS, Apart from checking out running apps & action last performed on the device user can change track on the music player app, can play/pause the track by hovering hand from left to right.
5. Android Apps Compatible :
Yes, Sailfish based device can run Android apps, apart from Sailfish Store user can also download apps on Sailfish OS based device using Google Play Store app.
The first device designed on Sailfish OS comes with some amazing features loaded:
- OS: Sailfish Operating System
- Display: 4.5” IPS qHD display protected by Gorilla Glass 2
- Processor: 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon Dual Core Processor
- Network Supported: Pentaband support (GSM, 3G, 4G)
- Connectivity: WLAN 802.11 b/g/n at 2.4 GHz, Bluetooth v4.0 with EDR, AGPS & GLONASS, USB 2.0 High Speed, NFC.
- Camera: 8 MP Auto Focus with LED (back) & 2 MP (front) facing camera
- Battery: 2100mAh (replaceable) with 7.7 hrs on GSM & 5.5 hrs on 3G talk time and offers 500 hrs of standby time.
The device also offers customizable hardware like Nokia Lumia, apart from back cover user can also change wallpaper, fonts, and profiles matching with the phone’s back cover. The device is already released in the market and has registered millions of device for pre-order.
We hope, Sailfish will bring a good sales figure for its founder and hence will add some market shares. Here is a cool video below which shows Jolla running on Sailfish OS.
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