Sailfish OS, the fork of MeeGo will be launched on the first smartphone in Europe

The team developing the mobile system Jolla has announced that first smartphone with their OS shipping is planned for this year in Europe.

In July 2012, a former Nokia engineers and managers responsible for designing previously MeeGo mobile system, group together to form the company named Jolla. Finland-based team has put together a MeeGo fork called Sailfish OS. This mobile operating system should be released later this year in Europe.

On its official website, the team said that it is already possible to pre-order a smartphone with Sailfish OS sold at 399 euros. The device has a 4.5-inch screen, a dual-core chip and an 8 megapixel camera. There is also a 16 GB of internal memory expandable via a microSD card. The device is also compatible with 4G networks in some countries of the Old Continent (Europe). No information has been provided on the manufacturing partner responsible for designing the device.

Jolla has signed several agreements with different operators but also some publishers such Opera Software as well as Myriad. Company develops, promised that it will be possible to run applications originally developed for the Google Android operating system allowing users to use any app from Google Play Store..

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