January 4th 2013 3:41 pm

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Sailfish OS is an open source mobile operating system by Jolla.

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Engadget Dec 29, 2013

Many apps are still being worked on and some are still off-limits (we got in trouble for launching the camera), but what we saw was pretty solid.

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CNET Nov 29, 2013

In my few hours with the phone I felt I was able to get to grips with the basics, but performing simple tasks like connecting to Wi-Fi networks was awkward, and required an extra tap or swipe than it would performing the same task on Android ... I'd like to see it free of these little annoyances.

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ZDNet Dec 2, 2013

While in most cases your last-used or most-popular app will be brought to the front of the homescreen (above), due to the beta nature of the OS, you can sometimes find yourself several unintuitive swipes away from where you left off.

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TechCrunch Nov 30, 2013

The Jolla UI is different to Android and iOS, excitingly so, to the point where you can feel its potential to offer something fluid, flexible and freeing to use. It also generally feels fast and responsive — although there is a small lag when opening or switching between apps.

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The Next Web Nov 29, 2013

For the most part, the design of Sailfish OS remains unchanged since I last saw the Jolla smartphone. The power button or a concise double-tap on the screen wakes the device, revealing a lock screen with the time, your recent notifications, connectivity and sound profile.

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