The Turing Telephone will ship with Sailfish OS, not Android

The Turing Phone will ship with Sailfish OS, not Android

The Turing Telephone guarantees to be the sturdiest, most safe smartphone round, and now it boasts yet one more distinctive function: Jolla’s Sailfish working system. The Turing Telephone won’t use Android as promised, Turing Robotic Industries revealed in an e mail to “followers.” The message is not addressed to “house owners” as a result of the Turing Telephone hasn’t hit the market but; it was imagined to ship in December, full with Android, however it was delayed into 2016 on the final second.

Turing Telephone pre-orders went reside in September, when the system was nonetheless marketed as an Android product. The Sailfish-outfitted Turing Telephone is now set to ship in April, as famous by Android Police. Plus, TRI plans to host a Turing Builders Convention in Q2 2016, although the corporate hasn’t provided particulars on that occasion.

“Sailfish OS runs exceptionally quick on the Turing,” the corporate’s e mail reads. “You’ll not have to fret about efficiency points with Turing’s Snapdragon 801 as a result of Sailfish OS has been optimized to run quick in your Turing Telephone. The Turing Telephone will nonetheless be capable of run Android Apps on the Sailfish OS with out concern. An Android software retailer will probably be obtainable so that you can obtain your favourite apps.”

Sailfish is the Linux-based mostly cellular OS favored by the now-defunct Jolla Pill. Jolla continues to be engaged on Sailfish OS alongside its consumer group, however final time we checked it out, we found it wasn’t precisely on par with Android. The core apps on the Jolla Pill have been largely elegant and helpful, however there was a critical lack of third-celebration help. Plus, Sailfish introduced a number of jarring glitches.

“There is no query that Sailfish continues to be a younger platform, with some buggy conduct to match,” our evaluate reads. “The online browser could be very fast, however it should make the occasional rendering mistake you not often see elsewhere. …The catalog of Sailfish-native apps is fairly threadbare, and there are some very conspicuous gaps.”

The Turing Telephone begins at $610 and runs on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 801, a chipset that hit the market in 2014. In contrast with its fancy liquidmorphium body, the Turing’s guts are “fairly pedestrian,” as we famous in July.

Or, as TRI says in right now’s e-mail, “This primarily means you have got one of many world’s quickest cellular gadget operating the quickest cellular OS with the potential of operating your favourite apps in a safe setting.” That is one approach to put it.