Competing against the current top mobile operating systems is no easy task. Android and iOS own the market, and even larger competitors like Windows Phone are struggling to keep up. Every major empire is bound to see its fall, though, and we can’t under-estimate several Nokia staff members when they try to bring something unique and powerful to the market.
Jolla’s Sailfish OS is no joke. If all goes well, it is bound to be a good contender. This operating system offers great convenience by displaying your most valued information front and center at all times, as well as keeping other content just a swipe or two away. Sailfish OS 2.0 has been in the works for some time, with a plethora of improvements on board. And though we saw a bit of it at MWC 2015, the operating system still hasn’t reached a smartphone.
According to the latest reports, Indian manufacturer Intex is set to change this tomorrow at MWC Shanghai, when they will be announcing the first smartphone running Sailfish OS 2.0. Very little is known about this upcoming device; we wouldn’t even be able to tell you its name yet. What we do know is the unique handset will come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor and 4G LTE compatibility. Its expected Rs. 15,000 price (about $236 USD) also corroborates the fact that it should be a mid-end smartphone.
The phone will be available “in the coming months”, but only for India (at least initially). Will this change things for the market? We don’t think Sailfish OS 2.0 is yet a threat to operating systems like Android and iOS, but this could signal the beginning of something great. Especially if this Intex phone becomes popular in India, a very significant market to have in your pocket. Jolla just needs to play its cards right – but will they?