Skip to content

Jolla Sailfish 3 OS for feature phones launched at #MWC2018: Can run Android apps

As the feature phone market is getting more and more options, the Jolla Sailfish 3 Operating System for 4G feature phones is launched at the #MWC2018. Being focussed at a connectivity centric 4G approach, the OS can run selected Android apps as well.

Under our #GTUMWC2018 coverage, we are bringing the full details of Jolla Sailfish 3 OS to to you. With 4G support, a custom App Store and core apps of its own, the OS is an alternative to the current KaiOS that is the base of modern feature phones.

About Jolla Sailfish 3 OS

For the uninitiated, Jolla demonstrated the Sailfish OS 2.0 at the MWC Shanghai in partnership with Intex. Now, the Finnish company is extending the ecosystem with Jolla Sailfish 3 OS. The operating system comes with support for 4G VoLTE connectivity and the company will extend its support to certain devices.

The company is planning to offer an alternative in form of the OS for low-end phones and feature phones. The OS is also capable of running certain Android apps and comes with an App store of its own. Sami Pienimaki, CEO , Jolla said,

“What sets Sailfish OS apart from its competitors in the feature phone segment is the capability to do low-spec hardware configurations and still run selected Android apps thanks to our unique solution.”

While the Jolla Sailfish 3 OS is coming as an alternative OS, the company is willing to offer local R&D and flexible features for the overall package. The OS is currently rolling out its support to new devices like the Sony Xperia XA2, Gemini PDA, and corporate tablets like the INOI T8 and the INOI T10, which are tablets with 8-inch and 10-inch screen. Jolla also mentioned about the extended security features within OS that is expected to make it a ‘Solid alternative’ to the existing feature phone operating systems.


Abhishek Bhatnagar

Abhishek Bhatnagar, a known technology blogger & YouTuber from India. A Software Engineer by qualification, now he works as the editor-In-Chief, Webmaster, & Managing Director at Gadgets To Use. He runs a number of other technology websites as well.