In the battle for smartphone supremacy, mobile operating systems are emerging as the ultimate weapons. Hardware is taking a backseat to the OS, which is what truly matters when it comes to mobile devices and personal computing. Users want to get their hands on devices that match their lifestyles and budgets, but only if they are powered by a mobile OS they truly enjoy. To this end, Finnish mobile technology firm Jolla is getting ready to jump in the fray with new, exciting devices powered by Sailfish, an innovative mobile OS that might be perfect for you.
Breaking the Mold
If you think that the Apple iOS and Google Android battle is getting stale, you are not alone. Many smartphone and tablet users miss the old days of getting new cell phones with exciting new features and an improved mobile OS. Switching to a different device often meant adjusting to a new OS, but no one seems to mind as long as the experience is user-friendly and intuitive. If you are excited about the new smartphones and tablet powered by Windows, BlackBerry and Linux, wait until you get your hands on Jolla’s Sailfish OS devices.
Based in Finland and founded by former Nokia experts who worked on the shelved MeeGo OS project, Jolla is poised to revolutionize the mobile market with new devices. You may not be familiar with Meego since it was only released in one Nokia model, but you will probably enjoy what Jolla has done with it. The Sailfish OS is built on the Linux kernel, but the comparisons stop there. If you are a fan of fine Finnish inventions such as cool mobile phones, Linux, IRC and Angry Birds, you will enjoy the Sailfish OS experience. This is a mobile OS that focuses on speed, responsiveness, elegant graphic user interface (GUI), intuitive operation, simplicity, and multitasking. Jolla will debut Sailfish on smartphones later in 2013, but the company promises to power even more devices like smart television sets.
A Mobile OS That Feels Natural
Sailfish OS has two main views: Home screen and app screen. When users set a background image on their smartphones, Sailfish will automatically emulate a matching color palette. Once apps are loaded, they can be left open and running all the time as if they were widgets. Navigating the Sailfish OS is just a matter of tapping and swiping; there are no complicated touch gestures to learn, although common functions like switching to silent mode can be accomplished with a simple swipe.
The clean layout and smart typography of Sailfish is only superficial. This is a powerful OS that can run apps made for Android, so Jolla device users will have an extensive catalog of apps to choose from. Sailfish is designed in a way that it can be fully functional for users who operate their smartphones with just one hand, without having to occupy both hands for a single task.
When apps are not being used, they can still display updated information as small widgets. Jolla has major plans in store for the Sailfish OS, which is being developed with an open- source approach. If you are looking for a simple, powerful and fully customizable mobile OS that can run Android apps and look great at the same time, Sailfish will definitely be for you.
This article was submitted by Sandy Carson, a blogger for CLEAR 4g reviews. She writes reviews on technology and innovation.