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Jolla Tablet Announced: The Second Sailfish OS Device

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A little over a year ago, Jolla released its first smartphone with the brand new Jolla Sailfish OS. Despite quite a good amount of hype surrounding the phone, its sales were rather low. The Jolla team didn’t give up, and they announced their second device. This time, it’s a tablet that can easily compete with top devices produced by Apple and Google–at least, this appears to be the case, given its hardware specifications.

The 7.85” Jolla Tablet will ship with a 64-bit quad core Intel CPU, 32 GB of internal storage, 2 gigs of RAM and two cameras: 5 MP rear and 2 MP front. Hardware isn’t everything, as Jolla has prepared a second version of its open-source Sailfish OS. It’s a Linux. . . READ ON »

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Jolla Phone Launcher Ported to All Devices Running Android 4.2+

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The Jolla phone has been out for a while now, and running Sailfish OS, it presents itself as a fresh and interesting alternative what we’ve all gotten used to over the years—albeit it has heritage in the more primitive MeeGo previously. Normally, those who are looking to give Sailfish a go would have to either get some hands on experience with the Jolla phone themselves or wait around for a port to their current device. But because both of these options may not be possible, it’s good to see that folks can now be able to experience a large part of the OS with the recently ported Sailfish launcher.

Ported by XDA Forum Member riyono, the Sailfish launcher is compatible with any device running Andro. . . READ ON »

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Top 5 Technology Trends of 2013 – XDA Developer TV

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The end of 2013 is here, and it has been an exciting year in the mobile device world. XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan combed through all the headlines, hardware releases, and device developments that happened this year and identified the Top Five Technology Trends for 2013.

Everything from expanded mobile OS offerings to great independant mobile device choices, the rapid expansion of wearable technology and Google Glass, and much more. So take a moment to check out today’s video and see the top 5 trends in the mobile industry this year. Let us know if we got it right or why we are dead wrong in the comments below!. . . READ ON »

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Android Users Will Soon Be Able to Install Sailfish OS

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When the Jolla phone was announced back in May of 2013 along with Sailfish OS, plenty of us were genuinely interested in the Meego successor. This is probably due to its simplistic and customizable hardware, its ability to run Android apps, and our interest in how Jolla will do things differently. This is evident from the feedback received from the XDA community on the original article, with plenty of comments and discussions.

Fast forward half a year, and the Jolla phone was made available to the European market on the 27 of November, giving people the first taste of Sailfish OS. If you’ve been glancing your eyes towards the new OS with interest, but find yourself comfortable with your current Android dev. . . READ ON »

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Jolla Sailfish OS Device Unveiled, New XDA University Tutorials! – XDA Developer TV

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New Mobile Operating System Jolla Sailfish‘s flagship device has made its first appearance. That and more are covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week’s news are two articles about XDA-University courses teaching you how to port ClockworkMod recovery and crafting recovery-flashable packages.

Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer TK gave us a run down on Google I/O 2013, Kevin gave us a tour of AutomateIT, and TK released an app review of Profile Flow. Pull up a chair and check out this video.. . . READ ON »

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Jolla Sailfish OS Flagship Device Makes First Appearance

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Given the amount of coverage that Android receives around here, you could almost be forgiven for forgetting that other mobile operating systems do exist. They do, and one of the more recent platforms that is being eagerly anticipated by many that does in fact look promising is Sailfish OS. This OS is the work of a Finnish company called Jolla.

After Nokia’s decision to ditch the Meego operating system, which was developed in conjunction with Intel, in favor of Windows Phone devices; a number of employees decided that continuing to work with Meego and not Nokia was the way forward. This splinter group later became Jolla, and Sailfish OS is based heavily on the Mer Project, a key component of Meego.

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