Jolla Sailfish PhoneThe company Jolla, founded by former employees of Nokia to develop new smartphone, built on Linux-based platform MeeGo, announced the first phone based on the platform Sailfish.

The phone will be available in late 2013 and will be priced at 399 euros ($ 513). Pre-orders for the phone will be taken in the coming days.

Of the features of the device there is a 4.5-inch screen (720p), a dual-core processor, support for 4G/LTE, 16GB Flash, 8-megapikcelnaya autofocus camera, microSD, MicroUSB.

Used in the phone operating system Sailfish will nominally support the implementation of applications for the platform Android, through the integration of a special proprietary layer Application Compatibility Layer, based on a virtual machine Dalvik VM and the original code platform Android, which allows for complete compatibility with all available Android-applications without loss performance when executed. In addition, the plans to ensure seamless support mobile applications written for Tizen, Apache Cordova (PhoneGap) and Firefox OS.

Sailfish operating system based on the components of the project Mer (a fork of MeeGo) and Mer-distribution Nemo, used to communicate with the hardware, control of energy consumption, plant control applications, multimedia, works with personal information. On top of the system components Mer, run the user interface, built on Qt using the technology and QML QtQuick. To ensure the graphics subsystem is currently used X-server, but in the future, after the introduction of Qt5, planned transition to Wayland. For custom application development are encouraged to use Qt Quick.

Feature of the interface is the active use of gesture control and involvement of vertical model’s content, involving the use of flipping through the on-screen gestures to navigate from one screen to another. Access to the on-screen menu opens a gesture of incomplete shift the contents down. The home screen acts as an interface for quick launch and switch between running applications (displays an overview of the currently running application with the overview of the activity in each of the programs).

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