As Jolla’s Sailfish OS has been launched at the Slush event in Finland, the Finnish start-up’s CEO Marc Dillon has been very busy in press meetings and interviews. In a recent interview, with him being joined by the start up’s CIO, Stefano Mosconi, they discussed about the features of their OS, it’s achievements over other operating systems and future plans for their first Smartphone device. We have here the conversation for you:
Q. What are the different announcements made today?
A. Today, we had the launch of Sailfish UI, OS and SDK.
Q. How is Sailfish different from other operating systems?
A. It is an open source platform that allows other partners to integrate their services and help their business models. The UI is fast, easy to use and packs some true multi-tasking features.
Q. How is your Operating System and upcoming device better than the others?
A. Fast interaction with the device but not only in terms of execution but with minimum interactions as well. For example, you can interact with running apps from the home screen without having to actually open them. The apps are always open and can be accessed from the home screen without having to switch from one to another again and again. Then there is one “blindfold” feature that allows you to communicate with the app without having to look at it.
Q. When is your first Smartphone device coming?
A. We are hoping for the devices to be shipping before the summer of 2013. But right now, we are focused on Sailfish OS and trying to make it compatible more hardware while it is already running on at least a dozen.