Yotaphone just discarded Android for Sailfish
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Russian company ‘Yota’, well known for its ‘Yotaphone’ dual screen phones, has publicizes that its next devices would no longer work using the Android but Sailfish, an option developed by the former Nokia engineers at ‘Jolla’.
This is the huge win for the Jolla, as Finnish company beat out the Samsung & its Tizen platform to score the Russian smartphone contract.
“Sailfish” is at its core a unoriginal of Meego, the former Nokia operating system that was finally abandoned for Windows Phone. In theory, most Android applications would be well-matched with this system.
For the moment, ‘Yota’ has not confirmed if “Sailfish” would also be included into the “Yotaphone 2”, which is currently on market, or if it is only proposed for forthcoming models.
Yota sets itself apart from competition with its dual screen phones, counting one with the electronic ink which gives it the battery life that can reach hundred hours. It offers up to 16 levels of grey, has widgets for stocks, weather & social networks, and acts as an e reader. The 1st Yotaphone debuted at CES in the Las Vegas back in 2013, & the ‘Yotaphone 2’ currently retails for the €599 in Europe.
Besides Yota, there are several manufacturers slowly breaking away from the Android, such as Samsung with Tizen, or Huawei, which is releasing its own OS. Finally, other free alternative systems are trying to break from side to side, like Firefox operating system by Mozilla & Ubuntu Touch or Canonical.
According to the IDC, Android and iOS together control more than 96 perecnt of worldwide smartphone market.
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