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Turing Phone will drop Android and run Jolla’s Sailfish OS

Turing Robotic industry today confirmed that, the Turing Phone will be delivered in the month of April 2016. The company also announced that, they have chosen to drop Android and use Jolla’s Sailfish OS.

According to the company – “Sailfish OS is now running perfectly on the Turing Phone and they have started the final OS software testing phase. Sailfish OS runs exceptionally fast on the Turing. You will not have to worry about performance issues with Turing’s Snapdragon 801 because Sailfish OS has been optimized to run fast on your Turing Phone.”

In case you aren’t aware, MeeGo mobile software platform was created through the merging of Moblin and the Maemo OS originally developed by Nokia; the Nokia N9 was one of the very good devices which ran MeeGo OS. The Sailfish OS is an evolved continuation of the Linux MeeGo OS previously developed by an alliance of Nokia and Intel. Jolla also announced mobile phones last year which as running Sailfish OS. Few months ago, Jolla had also proposed its first Sailfish Tablet as a crowd sourced campaign, which was an instant hit. Last year at MWC, Jolla had also introduced Sailfish OS 2.0 and announced that it was ready for licensing to OEMs and other Partners.

With SailFish OS, The Turing Phone will also be able to run Android Apps without issue. An Android application store will be available for the users to download apps. The Turing Robotic Industry (TRI) also announced that, it will be hosting its first Turing Developers Conference (TDC) during Q2 2016.

Let’s wait and watch, what this brings onto the table!

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Jolla announces Intex as its first Sailfish OS licensing partner

Jolla today announced that the world’s first Sailfish OS licensing partner is Intex Technologies, currently thesecond largest smartphone maker of Indian origin. Jolla also introduced that Sailfish OS 2.0 is available on an optimised and scalable 4G LTE reference platform.

As part of Jolla’s BRICS country strategy, Jolla also announced the formation of Sailfish India, a regional mobile ecosystem for India together with leading Internet and online sales companies Times Internet and Snapdeal. The aim for Sailfish India is to develop a unique Indian mobile ecosystem, which will lead to greater differentiation in the market with more choices for consumers, higher user satisfaction and better revenues for local businesses. Further Sailfish India partners will be announced later.

The world’s first licensing partner to utilise the Sailfish OS 2.0 platform is Intex Technologies, second largest smartphone vendor of Indian origin, who will bring Sailfish OS based products to the market later in 2015.

With the release of Sailfish OS 2.0, the next generation version of its mobile operating system, Jolla is now set to license its OS to device vendors globally. To enable quick time-to-market for licensing partners, Jolla has developed a range of optimised Sailfish OS hardware platforms from Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 200/600/800 configurations, a highly scalable mobile processor family offering 4G LTE to everyone in all price ranges.