As many of you probably already know, Android is not the only open source OS to target the mobile devices market.
Besides Android there are other open source mobile OSs such as Tizen or Ubuntu Touch which are more widely known, but also, one smaller OS that is too built on top of the Linux kernel and goes by the name Sailfish OS.
Looks & Feels
Sailfish OS in general and the Jolla launcher in particular has a nice set of interesting features to offer the user, including interoperability with Android apps amongst other features.
However since it’s the launcher that we’re talking about, perhaps it would be more relevant to focus on its appearance and usability.
To do that, check out the following video by Jolla, demonstrating the work-flow and usability of its beautiful launcher:
How to Give Jolla Launcher a Try?
Interested in testing Jolla launcher? here’s what you should know:
Requirements for signing up
- You need to have a Nexus 4 (or 5) device, or some other device which runs Android 4.3 or later.
- You need to have a Google account.
- You have to be willing to give feedback and report issues via together.jolla.com
If you’ve met all the above requirements simply:
- Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org from your Google account.
- Include the following information: your name, and which device(s) you’re using.
- Wait to receive the Google Play installation link and further instructions.
Download links for the Jolla launcher are being sent out to registered users starting today!