Jolla, Finnish tech company, has officially introduced Sailfish X, a Sailfish operating system for Sony Xperia X smartphone. OS will become available for pre-order on September 27th, for a price of €49.90. Now that we have the basic info out of the way, what the heck is this Sailfish, and why does it exist?
Well, it is an OS. Duh. As to why would someone want to work on this Sailfish X instead of Android, there is a list of good sides of owning this OS, although Jolla also informs us that users may face some difficulties, like lack of support for fingerprint sensor or FM radio and possible problems with Bluetooth. The plus sides of having Sailfish X on board are said to be:
– Sailfish OS image to flash to your Xperia device – our target is to have the downloadable image ready by October 11,
– Android support, predictive text input, and MS Exchange support as downloads from Jolla Store to your device,
– SW updates for one year, after which a continuation program will follow,
– Clear instructions and support for downloads & installation,
– Jolla Customer Care service.
If you are interested in buying and installing Sailfish X, you will have to go through a proper installation process. You will need to make sure that your Sony Xperia X is a single-SIM variant (dual SIM does not support that OS), unlock your phone’s bootloader and install the OS via Linux terminal. Good luck!