Hmmm, Jolla’s Sailfish OS and Samsung in the same sentence? It does not quite add up, but that might very well be the reality if what an engineer from Jolla tweeted earlier today (you can see the tweet right after the jump) holds water in due time. Apparently, it was alleged that the SailFish mobile OS will arrive on Samsung devices soon. This is a pleasant surprise but not one that catches anyone with their proverbial pants down, since Jolla did churn out successful ports of the OS in the past for the likes of the Google Nexus 7 and Nexus 4 devices which ran on the Android platform. Older Samsung handsets do seem to be the next target for Jolla, so you might want to hold on to those family heirlooms for the moment.
Much has been said about the Sailfish OS before in the past, where we know that it will be able to support Android apps officially after Jolla spent some time mulling over the decision. Not only that, the first Sailfish OS smartphone was announced last year, but it has yet to capture the imagination (and subsequently, wallets) of the masses. Perhaps this move to work with South Korean conglomerate Samsung would help bring up the profile of Sailfish OS among consumers.
Maybe not wise to exchange your old Samsung to new Lumia, because you may get Sailfish OS to it soonish. My #1000 tweet
— Harri Hakulinen (@HarriHakulinen) February 11, 2014
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