Jolla phone has been talked about for some time, as one of the main features suggested in reports was its ability to run Android apps. This Meego-based OS showed its face way back in May of this year, when it first confirmed its intent to also run Android apps. Although the company gave us a glimpse at what to expect, time passed and worldwide adoption became almost non-existent. Hell, we didn’t even know anything concrete about what specs the device would carry until now.
Much like BlackBerry 10, Jolla’s Sailfish OS will offer Android compatibility with apps. It’s a great novelty, however, it could be problematic for an emerging mobile operating system if major developers don’t show interest in porting their Android apps to the Jolla Sailfish platform. Another issue is no Google Play Store support, so users have to adjust to whatever app market available to them.
Beyond the Android compatibility, Jolla finally let the public know what kind of specs they could expect in its new phone. Here is what’s inside:
- Easy-to-use, gesture-based Sailfish OS
- Android app compatible
- “Other-half” expandability with changeable smart covers
- 1.4GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor
- 1GB of RAM
- 16GB of internal storage
- 4.5-inch 960 x 540 display
- 8MP rear camera; 2MP front camera
- 2,100 mAh battery
As you can see, the specs are decent when compared to feature phones out on the market now like the Motorola X. The company hopes to ship handsets by the end of this year, but we wouldn’t be surprised if that time-frame slipped to early 2014.
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