Yesterday, Jolla announced that an official version of Sailfish OS will be released for a range of Sony’s Xperia devices. This is coming on the heels of the OS being licensed to the Russian government in 2016.
In 2016, the Russian government adopted Sailfish as its official mobile operating system. Similar to the Xperia arrangement, a special version of Sailfish is being built for the Russian government.
Jolla opened up Sailfish OS for 3rd party licensing back in 2015. These new projects are fruits of that move. It was also in 2015 that Jolla stopped making mobile hardware and shifted focus to developing and licensing Sailfish OS only. A new company was proposed to pursue Jolla’s hardware business.
Jolla customers and fans can expect to get their hands on Sailfish-powered Xperia devices from end of Q2/2017.
The Xperia X will be the first Sony device to get a taste of Sailfish under this new project. You can check out the specifications of the Xperia X.
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