Back in 2013, Jolla announced their first smartphone that would run the Sailfish OS. With so many smartphone platforms in the market today, going head to head with the likes of Android and iOS does seem like a daunting task, which is why Jolla’s strategy is to try and work their way into existing Android devices, and sure enough it looks like that will be happening very soon. The company has recently announced that version 1.0 of the Sailfish OS is now ready for global distribution and while Sailfish OS has its own hardware, it will also be compatible with a handful of Android devices, thus allowing Android users to give the operating system to try without having to buy a new handset.
Sailfish OS 1.0 is expected to be released in March and will be compatible with older devices, such as devices belonging to the Samsung Galaxy series, the Google Nexus lineup, and the Sony Xperia series, although they did not mention any devices specifically, but hopefully we will find those out at a later date. Apart from releasing the software itself for Android devices, Jolla will also be releasing a lookalike in the form of an Android launcher, giving Android users a small visual taste of what Sailfish would look like on their phones prior to them committing to install the operating system itself.