Finnish software developer company, Jolla held an official launch event for their Sailfish OS and showcased the platform to public. The company has already partnered ST-Ericsson for the chipsets that’ll power its future smartphones and with the Finnish carrier DNA, who will be offering them.
While unveiling the software development kit, the company said that the operating system features effortless multitasking, allowing users to switch between running applications directly on the home screen, ending a call or pausing a song without having to enter the application. The official website states that its multi-tasking menu works similarly to Windows Phone, showing the cards of each running app.
Sailfish is a Linux-based mobile operating system and is built on top of the Mer operating system core, which is the revival of the MeeGo operating system project of Nokia, Intel, and Linux Foundation.