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Sailfish OS get full tour in new video
Sailfish OS from Jolla is one of the most intuitive mobile OS that will be released in 2013. We even showcased you a short video of the new mobile operating system from the company formed by ex-Nokia employees.
Sailfish OS is based on MeeGo, a platform Nokia created but quickly abandoned in favor of Windows Phone. But with Sailfish, Jolla — which itself employs several ex-Nokia staffers — is intent on carrying on the torch. And though we’re still no closer to knowing when we’ll see consumer devices running Sailfish on store shelves, Engadget has taken a lengthy look at where things stand today. In an eight-minute walkthrough video, you’ll get a closer glimpse at many of Sailfish’s unique interface choices that were briefly showcased two months ago. Overall the OS seems fluid and lightweight, though some app icons are in clear need of a revamp before the platform ships. Here is the video -
Video courtesy – Engadget
During the video you’ll also get a demo of Sailfish’s “ambience” system which customizes colors and other elements of the UI to match your chosen background photo — all on-the-fly.
Sailfish is a Linux-based mobile operating system developed by Jolla for use in its upcoming smartphones and can be used for any of mobile devices.
It is based on MeeGo and Mer. The Mer project is the core OS that serves as the base of Sailfish OS. It provides a functional core Linux stack but without any UI and without any hardware adaptation eg. Mer does not provide a system kernel. Nemo provides a functional UI framework and it has its own UI and application set that is compatible with Sailfish. However, Nemo applications are not at the moment included in Sailfish OS and the UI is radically different. The Sailfish OS and the Sailfish SDK are based on the core and the tools of the Mer operating system core, which is a revival of the core of the MeeGo project of Nokia, Intel, and Linux Foundation among others. Sailfish includes a multi-tasking user interface that Jolla intends to use to differentiate its smartphones from others and as a competitive advantage against devices that run Google’s Android or Apple’s iOS.
Jolla said that mobile phone manufacturers (e.g. Nokia, Samsung etc.) will be able to license and use Sailfish on a phone, similarly like Android. The details of licensing have not been presented yet, but it was mentioned that the whole of Sailfish OS is to be licensed as open source.