After a long wait of about two years, the most anticipated Jolla handsets are out in the market, which is boasted to provide a healthy competition to the Google’s Android OS. This new startup is headed by Nokia’s ex-employees, who had a belief that the MeeGo deserves another chance to create a market. The MeeGo OS is now renamed to the Sailfish OS with some modifications that are anticipated to make it much better than its predecessor. The Sailfish-based Jolla was released for an initial phase in the European market by gathering help of DNA operator and the support of enthusiasts, who have placed pre-orders for the device.
Design & Basic Specifications
The design of the Sailfish-based Jolla handset seems to be like a plastic sandwich offering an attractive appearance. With a removable back, the company provided a number of color options for the back panel, making it more attractive among the consumers. The new Sailfish-based Jolla is provided with a 4.5-inch screen, powered by a dual core processor and offering other features like and 8MP camera along with an internal storage capacity of 16GB, which can be further expanded with a memory card.
The OS of the Sailfish-based Jolla was expected to be the major attraction of this device, which couldn’t stand up to the mark. The new OS offers swipe gestures instead of the navigation buttons used in the iOS and Android devices. The main issue with this feature is that gestures make it hard to anticipate about the application that will be launched with the gesture. Few of the professional testers have also reported the software of this new Sailfish-based Jolla to be broken. Also, the new OS is unable to handle the Android apps easily, adding more to the drawback of this device.
Although, there are a number of cons discovered with the new Sailfish-based Jolla handset, these are expected to be repaired soon with regular updates for the OS.