As the Jolla Tablet running Sailfish OS 2.0 is about to ship to Kickstarter backers (Q2 2015), the company has issues a press release announcing Sailfish OS 2.0 is now ready for licensing to OEMs and other partners, and OS porting is being done to the newly announced Intel Atom x3 processors.
Sailfish OS 2.0 has been designed for both smartphones and tablets with the following key changes and improvements:
- Stronger technical OS core and improved Android application compatibility
- Support for Intel architecture, including the Intel Atom x3 processor
- Best multitasking on the market for both smartphones and tablets
- Improved user experience with an enhanced, even richer user interface
- Strong privacy and personalization features
- Many new UI/UX features, like enhanced notifications and events views, and even simpler swipe access to main functions
- Sailfish 2.0 is designed to provide premium visibility in the UI for leading digital content providers and to enable OS level integration for mobile commerce
Interested company can join the Sailfish OS alliance described as “a movement that will unite OEM and ODM manufacturers, chipset providers, operators, application developers and retailers. The key target is to bring innovation to a stagnating market and help mobile industry players to stay on the bleeding edge of the mobile OS development.”
Jolla also issued a separate press release about Sailfish Secure open source and secure mobile phone platform. The company has partnered with SSH Communications Security to create a security-hardened European version of Sailfish OS, and independent of US based mobile operating systems like Android, iOS, Windows Phone.. You know just in case the NSA misbehaves again… The solution mostly targets governments and large corporations, and is not tied to any specific hardware.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.