Sailfish OS Launcher coming to Android phones (along with entire Sailfish OS)

Sailfish OS is a Linux-based operating system developed by Finnish firm Jolla. It’s based on open source software, supports both native and Android applications, and has a user interface that puts a heavy emphasis on gesture-based navigation. Right now there’s only one phone shipping with Sailfish pre-loaded. But soon you’ll be able to install Sailfish […]

Lilbits (2-12-2014): LG G2 shrinks down, becomes a G2 mini

Mobile World Congress is just a few weeks away, and you can expect an onslaught of smartphone and tablet news to come out of Barcelona in late February. But plenty of companies are getting a head start by announcing that they’ll be have announcements. Case in point: Meet the LG G2 Mini. While LG hasn’t […]

Jolla expands Sailfish smartphone sales in Europe

Finnish smartphone company Jolla is now selling the first phone to ship with Sailfish OS throughout the European Union, Switzerland, and Norway. Up until now it had only been available to customers in Finland. Jolla’s Sailfish software is based on the open source MeeGo operating system that had been developed, and then largely abandoned by […]

Lilbits (12-11-2013): Setting Windows Phone, RT free (for device makers)

It’s hard to compete with free. Google currently dominates the smartphone space by giving away its Android operating system for free to anyone that wants to install it. If Google makes money from Android, it’s largely due to revenue from apps sold in the Play Store and the increased use of Google services by Android […]

Coming soon: Install Sailfish OS on your Android phone or tablet

Sailfish OS is a Linux-based operating system designed for smartphones and other mobile devices. It’s based on the discontinued MeeGo Linux, includes a gesture-based user interface, and comes from the folks at Finnish company Jolla Mobile, which was founded by former Nokia execs. The first Jolla smartphone went on sale this week — but soon […]

Lilbits (11-27-2013)

It’s not exactly big news when a new smartphone gets rooted these days (unless it’s your smartphone, and you’ve been waiting desperately). But when that phone is Motorola’s new $179 Moto G which aims to redefine the budget smartphone space, it’s kind of worth noting that the phone appears to be pretty hacker friendly. Shortly after […]

Jolla’s first Sailfish OS phones launch November 27th (in Finland)

Jolla Mobile’s first smartphones running Sailfish OS will go on sale in the company’s home country of Finland later this month. Sailfish is based on the discontinued MeeGo Linux operating system which Nokia abandoned in the move to Windows Phone, and key executives at Jolla actually came from Nokia. So the company and its software […]

Jolla’s Sailfish OS phones will feature Yandex.Store for Android apps

Jolla’s Sailfish OS is a mobile operating system based on MeeGo Linux. But since there aren’t an awful lot of mobile apps available for Sailfish, Jolla is hedging its bets by adding support for Android apps and making it as easy for users to find and install Android apps. Jolla’s phones aren’t Google certified devices, […]