While an entirely new operating system for a phone might seem like a dangerous move for Jolla, its support for Android apps means it's already off to a decent start.
Pricing not available
The 4G phone runs Sailfish OS, which started life as MeeGo -- software that was briefly considered the future of Nokia.
The handset that grew out of Nokia's doomed MeeGo operating system is now shipping to these shores, if you pre-ordered, that is.
The latest upstart smart phone system, Sailfish, born within Nokia, is on sale now in the shape of the case-swapping Jolla phone.
Jolla's Sailfish software reaches commercial readiness -- and you'll be able to try it out as a launcher on your Android phone.
The Jolla phone has colorful cases, runs Sailfish OS software, but uses Android apps.
Finnish smartphone startup wants to take on the established giants, UI-changing backplate, fridge-friendly OS and all.
The open-source operating system Sailfish is "Android app compliant." Jolla hasn't said so, but that suggests you'll be able to install standard Android apps on it.
The Jolla is the first phone running Sailfish, the open-source operating system from the people who tried to get MeeGo going.
The company hopes to attract more hardware vendors since its mobile operating system can now run on any device that works with Android.