The announcement of Sailfish 3: a new generation of independent OS
Jolla presented at MWC 2018 new version of its main product – the operating system Sailfish. During the time elapsed from the announcement of Sailfish 2 (presented together with the failed Jolla Tablet), the landscape of the OS market has changed slightly, but the dominance of Android and iOS intensified, and virtually all of the alternative OS – BlackBerry 10, Windows Phone/Mobile, Firefox OS, Ubuntu Touch – ceased to exist. In fact, apart from Jolla, the duopoly somehow violates Tizen, which did not spread in the smartphone segment. In such a situation Jolla puts a priority licensing Sailfish governments and corporations interested in information security of its activities. At the moment the main markets for Sailfish are Latin America, Russia and China. But back to the news: what does Sailfish 3?
The main direction of development of the Sailfish in the third version – flexibility. Now it is possible to issue local updates of individual countries, moving the development centers are local versions in the place of use, hosting the point of use and adjustment of OS on client needs. Increasing the number of devices supported by Sailfish – now including 4G dialer, smart watches, tablets and enterprise solutions. In addition, the new version significantly increased the number of APIs, updated Qt and Android, the sandbox has improved integration with the «cloud», added support services based on blockchain technology, has improved the possibility of encryption of information, there is support for OTG, Bluetooth LE and VoLTE has been implemented landscape mode and improved the visual style of the system.
But what about the devices? One of the main partners Jolla remains Sony, so 3 Sailfish will be available for Sony Xperia XA2. The operating system will also be available for mininotebook Gemini PDA, two tablets of Russian brand INOI (T8 and T10) and all previously released devices on Sailfish OS. Push-button phones and a smart watch on the basis of Sailfish 3 is yet to be announced, but the press photo prominent phone that looks like an updated Nokia 3310.