As long as Engadget is interested in something, and people pay attention to the reasons of that enthusiasm that thing in particular, is simply epic! Well, few weeks ago Engadget.com has mentioned Jolla and Sailfish and talked about them in their podcast and apparently Myriam Jorie (Engadget’s Senior Mobile editor) had a short time with a device (N950 obviously) which was running Sailfish and he said about the amazing things that he were allowed to play with on the phone because he said there are some unrevealed apps and features such as camera application which Jolla is strictly trying their best to prevent any leak! Good job Jolla!!
As Myriam proved to us that he is interested on Jolla and he is actually amazed with their radical job; Today he actually brought us Jolla’s Vesa-Matti Hartikainen with his N950 in hand to demonstrate Sailfish a bit more and in more depth.
In my opinion, icons are a bit creepy and out dated. So Jolla might have a rethink about icon design perhaps uniting them with a unique style just like Harmattan, Belle and S40 from Nokia because it is actually easier to find an icon in that way (As we can see on N9 with semi square rounded shapes or iPhone with rounded corner squares) And also it’s more unique for the company’s sake.
As I mentioned before in my in-depth review on sailfish OS, one of the most awesome things about Sailfish is it’s pulley menu which replaces the unnecessary buttons like “Options” “More” “Settings” so on and so forth.
It works with gestures and you know it’s available when the bottom or the top of your screen has something like a neon light turned on underneath! It comes with sound and Haptic (Vibra) feedback so you know which item you have selected by pulling the menu down or up.
The next thing which Jolla, Linux, Mer and MeeGo was and is talking about from the day 1 is the true and honest multitasking of the OS. In Sailfish they have massively improved it by far! As mentioned in the previous in depth preview, the multitasking on Sailfish is actually a whole new level of doing it by interacting with the so-called card (Which is a sort of tile for the minimized app) of the application and giving the developer opportunity to get the best out of his application. Amazing, isn’t it?
Let’s see a hands-on video of Sailfish and it’s features from Engadget.
Okay guys, I hope you enjoyed my post about this great OS, Let us know about your opinions in the comment section.
Thanks for reading, James.