Over in Helsinki, Finland, the first Jolla smartphone is now in the hands of the first pre-order customer. The Sailfish OS-running smartphone, the first in the world, was finally unveiled to the world at an event organized by the company and its carrier partner, DNA. For now, those who have made their pre-orders back in [...]
Samsung’s been very quiet on its efforts in developing its home-brewed mobile operating system, Tizen, for quite some time now. As it stands, the company was reportedly ready to announce two Tizen-based smartphones in August and September this year, but that didn’t happen. Later on, it emerged that development on the platform was taking much [...]
Last week, Nokia Malaysia launched its latest budget smartphone, the Asha 501. Powered by the new Asha Platform operating system, the Asha 501 further blurs the definition of a smartphone, bringing smartphone-like features to ever lower price points. At RM299, this phone may very well be one of this year’s success stories of the industry. [...]
Apple’s decision to completely redesign its aging user interface for the latest iteration of its mobile operating system, called iOS 7, has naturally sparked many a debate. From the fanboys of other platforms raging on iOS 7 “ripping off” elements of their venerable operating systems, to iOS fans lamenting the drastic changes on iOS 7, [...]
Yet another alternative mobile operating system is set to make its debut very soon, and the first major step towards populating the app ecosystem for Tizen will begin next Monday. Come June 3, the Tizen App Challenge will be open for app submissions to the soon-to-be-opened Tizen Store, offering a sensational $4 million in cash [...]
Is the sun setting on MeeGo, or merely rising to welcome Sailfish? In three days, a fire shall be rekindled. In three days, the dream shall be relived. In three days, the other half shall be revealed. In three days, Jolla will announce its first-ever smartphone. The mobile world may never be the same.
“I AM THE OTHER HALF”. What could it possibly mean? The title of Jolla’s first teaser trailer, posted on its official YouTube channel late last night probably kept many fans this side of the world awake wondering just what the teaser trailer meant. The Finnish startup has now gone full steam ahead with hyping up [...]
In addition to Jolla’s earlier announcement on its management level reshuffle, Jolla chairman Antti Saarnio also let out a key bit of information: Sailfish OS, the MeeGo-based mobile operating system developed by the company, can be installed and run on Android devices. Saarnio, who had previously revealed that the first Jolla smartphone will be announced [...]