Sailfish v3 sets its sights on 4G feature phones


With the smartphone OS market almost entirely sewn up between Google and Apple, what’s an alternative operating system maker to do? Take an interest in feature phones, that’s what.

Today Jolla, the Finnish maker of an Android alternative called Sailfish, has announced v3 of its platform. At a press conference at the Mobile World Congress tradeshow in Barcelona it’s announced what it describes as a “totally new segment” for the OS targeting the “new era of highly capable 4G feature phones”.

“What sets Sailfish OS apart from its competitors in the feature phone segment is the capability to do low-spec hardware configurations and still run selected Android apps,” said CEO Sami Pienimäki in a statement.

He also flagged up Sailfish’s ability to handle Voice over LTE…

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