Remember Nokia’s N9 and the swipe-based MeeGo OS it was equipped with? Unfortunately, that was the only Nokia handset to feature that OS as the company moved to Windows Phone following that. The employees that helped create MeeGo weren’t very pleased with Nokia’s move to Windows Phone and left Nokia to start their own company called Jolla to continue working on MeeGo. Their first phone shipped in Finland last week with the follow up to MeeGo called the Sailfish OS.
Although the company currently doesn’t have plans to ship the handset outside Finland, you might be able to try out the Saifish OS on your Android device according to their CEO Tomi Pienimäki who said the following in an interview with the Finnish website Talouselama.
“It is fairly easy to install the OS on Android devices…There is no such culture in these parts of the world [Finland], but there are people that are installing new operating systems on their devices. In China it is mainstream… There are websites that already distribute [OS] software and the Chinese customers are doing it so we don’t have to teach them. We just have to get Sailfish to those websites – and to make sure that Sailfish will run on different kind of Android devices.”
Source: GSM Arena