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Mobile devices supporting installation of Sailfish OS. Quick links in alphabetical order.

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Official Sailfish OS devices


Sailfish OS running on one possible
Intex Aqua Fish smartphone.
Image: Intex

Intex Aqua Fish [sold out]


Updated on March 27, 2017

Announced on July 2015 at MWCS15, introduced on February 2016 and launched in India in the summer of 2016. The device was sold out by Intex on December 2016, and according to Jolla a 2nd patch will not become available.

Intex was the first 3rd party manufactured delivering Sailfish OS smartphones.

Intex Aqua Fish was exclusively available on Snapdeal online marketplace. Intex told they had plans to expand their sales also outside India, and that this phone should become available in Africa and other BRICS countries. There was some interest especially in Russia, according to Intex. However, now these talks should be left behind. Intex has not announced plans on another Sailfish OS device at this point (by March 2017).

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Inoi (Russia)


Jolla's Russian licensing partner Open Mobile Platform (OPM) joined MWC2017 presenting their company and demoing the new Sailfish OS device, Inoi R7. "Coming Soon" is a vague schedule, but you can follow that website for further info on this upcoming device. The most of the specs are already shared:

  • Operating system: Sailfish Mobile OS RUS
  • SIM Card slots: 2
  • 2G mobile network frequencies: GSM 850/900/1800/1900
  • 3G mobile network frequencies: WCDMA 900/2100
  • 4G mobile network frequencies: LTE B 1/3/7/20
  • Processor: MSM 8909 Snapdragon 210
  • Display: 5" HD (1280x720) IPS OGS
  • Memory: 2GB RAM, 16GB storage space, microSD up to 64GB
  • Main camera: 8 MPx
  • Front facing camera: 5 MPx
  • Connectivity: USB 2.0 OTG, Wifi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Location services: GPS, AGPS, Glonass
  • Sensors: Proximity, Accelerometer, Compass, ?
  • Battery: 2500mAh Li-Polymer
  • Dimensions: 145.9 x 71.5 x 8.9 mm
  • Weight: 145g 


Jala (South America)


Jolla announced cooperation with Jala Software on MWC2017 to produce a "high-end, low cost" mobile device to the market of South America. The first mobile is to be called Accione. There's no further information on launch schedule at this point.

Sailfish OS secure phone [coming up]


Ongoing project by SSH Communication Security and Jolla Oy to provide a privacy oriented phone into the mobile phone markets. The first customers are expected to be found on public sector, followed by privacy concerned businesses. The end product is expected to be available also for individuals conserned on their privacy in communications.
Launch schedule is yet difficult to estimate due to possibly long testing period. Latest news on the project can be found on our interview with Mika Lauhde, Vice President at SSH Communications security
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Jolla Tablet [not available]


Introduced on November 2014 at Slush event, a crowdfunded project by Jolla Oy to manufacture a tablet listening to the customers in advance, delivering something with them instead of only for them.

Delayed from the original shipping plan for May 2015, Jolla Tablets started shipping during October 2015 with a small batch of few hundred devices, and another small batch is expected to be shipped later. Unfortunately, a lion's share of shippings have been cancelled, and not all contributors will receive their tablets. Shipping of developer loan devices started on August 7th, 2015
 
The PeoplePowered campaign reached great success, and on Mobile World Congress 2015 the Tablet won "Best of Mobile" award, granted by Trusted Reviews.

Jolla Tablet is funded by the audience, manufactured in China and delivered into several countries by Jolla Mobile Ltd. located in Hong Kong. Jolla Mobile started a pre-order campaign on September 2015, and the tablet got sold out in a week. There's no information shared if we'll see the tablets available later again.

Photo: Tim McDonald, Jolla Oy, holding the award at MWC15

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Image: Jolla

Jolla Phone [not available]


Smartphone launched to markets in Europe on November 2013 designed in Finland by Jolla Oy. The official Jolla Shop is out of stock permanently, but some units might yet be available via other stores like Amazon.
Jolla Phone was Manufactured to introduce the operating system Sailfish OS, also developed by Jolla Oy, showing how even a middle spec'd smartphone can do great multitasking with this operating system. Special features includes Multitasking home screen, Linux terminal for development, The Other Half smartcovers and buttonless user interface.

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Unofficial versions


Listed below are community projects on which Sailfish OS has been successfully ported on another device. There are even more ongoing projects but this list is limited to the already successful ones. Please note that commercial bits (e.g. HERE Maps, Exchange sync, Android support) of Sailfish OS are not supported in these versions.


First images of Sailfish OS
on Fairphone. Photo by vakkov

Fairphone 2 [available, unofficial]


The porters community has released Sailfish OS version for Fairphone 2. The port is unofficial, but also supported by Fairphone.


News on the project were shared on January 18, 2016 in an interview with the porters community, Software Development Lead Kees Jongenburger at Fairphone and Head of communications Juhani Lassila at Jolla.


Latest update with image files and steps to install was shared on March 20, 2016, including a small interview.


An official version might also become available on later date. Unofficial version is missing Android support, Exchange Active Sync and Text Prediction due to licensing reasons, but in other aspects the current version is already great as a daily driver, hardware well supported.






Motorola Moto G (2013 falcon) [available, unofficial]


Sailfish OS on
Motorola Moto G
Photo by @Adam Pigg
Moto G is an Android smartphone developed and manufactured by Motorola Mobility, unveiled on November 13th, 2013. After six months on the market the Moto G became Motorola's best-selling smartphone ever, and was the top selling phone in Mexico and Brazil.

The phone features a 4.5 inch LCD IPS screen and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, paired with the Adreno 305 GPU. The original Android "Jelly Bean" can now be replaced with a fresh 2016 version of Sailfish OS 2. Battery life has been found great with this operating system

Sailfish OS for Moto G (2013) community port reached functional enough stage on February 2016 ported by Adam Pigg. This phone was also the first ported device to receive Sailfish OS 2.0.1.11 version on May 2016, after which there are not much issues left (even that the developer still refers to this as alpha release) Everything is working pretty well except Bluetooth pairing wits some headsets/cars.

The latest images can be found here, and the Installation guide and known issues here

Sailfish OS for Moto G (2014) 2nd generation is ported by "Mister_Magister", and the latest version is missing only couple of sensors on the hardware support. Alpha is available for testing and could be already recommended as a daily driver.

Sailfish OS for Motorola Photon Q is also under work by "vevgeniev", alpha version is available for running Sailfish OS 2.0.1.11. This mostly well working port is still missing NFC support, Sailfish Store access and OTA updates, but could be recommended as your daily driver. This version can also be installed on similar devices Atrix HD, RAZR M and RAZR HD


Oppo Find7s (WIP) and Oppo Find5.
Developer and maintainer: @Nokius

Oppo Find5 [available soon, unofficial]


Smartphone model also known as Oppo X909,  launched in February 2013, originally sold as an Android phone running on ColorOS by Oppo. This phone has:
  • 1.5GHz quad core processor
  • 13MP / 1.9MP camera
  • 5 inch FullHD display
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 16GB / 32GB internal storage
  • 3G, WLAN a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0
Sailfish OS for Oppo Find5 was ported as a community project on February 2016 by @Nokius, only few more issues left to fix:

ROM images (WIP) / Installing guide

Sailfish OS for Oppo Find7s is also being ported by Nokius (see above), but not quite stable enough yet to be made available to public. Follow up for updates on this!



Redmi 1S dual SIM and battery

Xiaomi Redmi 1S [available, unofficial]


Smartphone model launched in February 2014 in China, originally sold as a budget Android phone (OS MIUI v5) in Asian markets. This phone carries:
  • 1.6GHz quad core processor
  • 8MP / 1.6MP cameras
  • 4.7 inch 720p display
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • Dual SIM, WLAN, Bluetooth 4.0
Sailfish OS was ported into this phone as a community project on January 2016 with great success, but there are still few issues to fix.

ROM image of Sailfish OS 2.0.0. for Redmi 1S is available here, including a list of known issues. Credits to the developer "Litew"



OnePlus One [available, unofficial]


Phablet model launched in April 2014 with slogans "Never settle" and #Flagship killer". Running several versions of Android 5 operating systems, like CyanogenOS, OxygenOS and HydrogenOS in China. Now also available with Sailfish OS. This phone carries:
  • 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801
  • 3GB DDR3 RAM
  • 16 or 64GB internal storage
  • 5.5 inch FullHD display
  • 13MP and 5MP cameras
  • 4G, WLAN, Bluetooth 4.0
Sailfish OS was ported into this phone as a community project on January 2016 with great success, but there are still few issues to fix, for example cameras, GPS and video playback. However, users are already reporting excellent feedback (OnePlus forums) in their tests

Availability: Sailfish OS for OnePlus One is available as alpha version for testing, follow this guide to install. Some tips for fixing different issues on the alpha version are collected here. Beta version with cameras working is expected later, meanwhile you're welcome to test the alpha version. Photo by developer Martin Brook who made this port available.

Videos: Installation on OnePlus OnePort running on OnePlus One by Sailfish Sails

OnePlus X [available, unofficial]


Sailfish OS porting for OnePlus X has reached beta and is publicly availabe, currently with beta 4 version. Developer porting Sailfish OS for this model is Tim Tääm and kimmoli. Access to Jolla Store is included already, and Sailfish OS can be updated over the air with some terminal commands visible in the bottom of the ROM images page. Version beta 5 for Sailfish OS 2.1.0 is under development.

Install guide / Sailfish OS ROM images







Sony Ericsson XPeria Pro

Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro [available, unofficial]


Smartphone model from 2011, originally sold as an Android phone. Sailfish OS was ported into this phone as a community project on July 2015 with great success, hardware well supported including QWERTY keyboard.

Step-by-step guide to install Sailfish OS as a custom ROM onto Xperia Pro

Work is in progress also for the following models: Sony XPeria L, SP, Z, Z1 compact, Z3 compact. These phones doesn't yet have fully functional images, but alpha version are already available for SP, Z and Z3c

Sony Xperia X [upcoming, official]


Jolla introduced plans on cooperating with Sony Open Devices Program during MWC2017. The first device, Sony Xperia X is expected by the end of June 2017.

ZTE Open C [available, unofficial]


Sailfish OS can be installed on the following variants of this mobile phone by ZTE mobile:
  • ZTE Kis III (Kis 3)
  • ZTE Open C
  • ZTE V811
  • ZTE V811W (w/o phone calls)
  • ZTE Blade M (w/o phone calls)
  • Beeline Smart2
  • Moche Smart A16 (MEO)
  • Optus Hop Smart
  • Skinny V811
Sailfish OS was ported on ZTE Kis 3 (and its listed variants) by KonstaT. The latest build is alpha2 release with Sailfish OS 2.0.0, supporting the most of the hardware. Only the proximity sensor is currently disabled, and FM Radio doesn't have a user interface. Users should also be careful with the display brightness settins, but in overall the build is already stable enough as a daily driver, tested on ZTE Kis 3. Dual SIM models (V811W, Blade M) are missing GSM support for phone calls.

Release notes, install guide and ROM images can be found here. Before starting, it's good to copy all your important data elsewhere and wipe the phone as shown in this video.




Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4 / 5 / 7 [available, unofficial]


Galaxy Nexus is an Android smartphone released on November 2011. Community ported Sailfish OS runs on it quite well, however the camera doesn't work and there are some issues left with video playback.

Mer project guide to install Sailfish OS on Galaxy Nexus


Nexus 4 Android smartphone was released on November 2012. Sailfish OS can be installed on it as custom ROM to replace Android, only nfc missing among some minor bugs left. I recommend this port as your daily driver, and installing sfdroid enables using Android apps as well. By the way, I somehow liked this video on the install process a lot. Maybe it's just the music on it?

Install guide
/ XDA Forum thread / sfdroid Android app support


Nexus 5 Android smartphone was released on October 2013. Sailfish OS has been ported to it successfully as community projects, everything working. Worth a try, if you have this phone.

Install guide / Android apps support


Nexus 7 is an Android tablet, released as separate GSM and WiFi models on 2012 and 2013. Sailfish OS can be installed on the tablet, but currently for example camera, audio and nfc doesn't work yet.

Mer project guide to install Sailfish OS as a custom ROM onto Nexus 7 WIFI 2012




Raspberry Pi [unofficial]


There's a dedicated blog SailPi introducing this project, and these guys have already successfully installed for example Sailfish OS 1.1.9.28 on Raspberry Pi 2, including a working keyboard, Jolla app store and everything.

Read more here:

https://sailpi.wordpress.com/





Sailfish OS on other devices


Jolla Oy, developer of the operating system, licences Sailfish OS for 3rd parties for free, making their revenue via exclusive PartnerSpace, so we can expect even more brand new devices to show up.

Jolla has also shared an official guide to help community projects in porting Sailfish OS for Android phones. We did a video interview on this at MWC15, Barcelona, Spain.

Depending on the hardware, most devices capable of running Cyanogenmod 10 or 11 are potential candidates to run Sailfish OS as well. Porting has already been started with at least 20 other models

To ask about (or join the porting) on any special device:
visit Freenode IRC, channel #sailfishos-porters


Rumors and leaks (latest on top)

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4 under work
  • Sony is calling in Kernel developers to enable mainline Linux kernel (buildroot), enabling also Sailfish OS to be built for all XPeria models probably in the close future. Awesome support towards the open solutions by them!
  • HTC Desire is getting pretty close to reach the list above. Check the alpha versions for HD and Z, and feel free to try.
  • TRI announced that they've dropped Android for Saifish OS on yet unreleased Turing Phone. I'm very skeptic on actual release due to company history.
  • HTC One under work
  • Sailfish OS on Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 have reached beta stage and is the porters are reaching towards unofficial, open solution for Android apps support. Check this video!
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 still needs works with camera and phone
  • Yota Phone running Sailfish OS seen in hands of a minister in Russia
  • PuzzlePhone shared a blog post regarding support for unofficial Sailfish OS port. I leave this here under the rumor topic at this point, as their project hasn't yet reached financing goals

This page will be updated after successful porting projects, and of course when we get to know more about new mobile devices. 
Welcome back later, and feel free to comment, for example on which devices you'd like to see Sailfish OS next!

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By: Review Jolla
Cover image: Edited on background by Benjamint444 under GNUFDL license v1.2
Published: 2015-08-07
Updated partially: 2017-03-28

35 comments:

  1. on N5 nfc... the sensor itself is working uses nfc nci interface... there is no app using it...

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    1. Thanks for your comment, post updated - Then it seems Nexus 5 has the best port currently available then! So did you write your own script/app to read/write on NFC tag?

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  2. What are the devices that supports the installation?

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    1. I'm sorry, I don't understand your question. The devices you can install it on are listed right above.

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  3. Does the raspberry pi camera work with sailfish os when it is on raspberry pi 2?

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    1. Currently not (afaik), but you can contact "locusf" via SailPi blog / Twitter / IRC to ask if there are updates on that.

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  4. please clear bugs in sailfish os in redmi 1s

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    1. You might like to share that wish on Freenode IRC channel #sailfishos-porters - The developers of each port hang around mostly there together, and someone there could also guide you forward to the latest versions and any possible workarounds for bugs.

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  5. Do Bluetooth adapters work with Sailfish OS when it is ported to Raspberry Pi and if so is there a GUI application that can be used to control the Bluetooth on the system?

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    1. BT adapters should work, about GUI I don't know. Comment here for a better answer.

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  6. Do you need to have linux to write the raspberry pi image file onto the sd card? If not which program should I use if I have a windows computer?

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    1. You need a program to unzip .xz file type, and you'll need an ssh terminal (I used Putty). You might also run into issues with the SD card storage space recognition when you use it in both Pi and Win... Search around "windows and Rasperry Pi" to solve any possiblr problems, but in general Linux is not required.

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  7. You kinda forgot the N9/N950.

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    1. You might be right... How functional is that port exactly? We might consider adding that

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    2. Matti Lehtimäki did a couple of images of 1.1.2 (same guy who did the Xperia Pro port), I don't have a device to test them. Links are:

      http://images.devaamo.fi/sfe/n9/
      http://images.devaamo.fi/sfe/n950/

      No idea what happened with the official Jolla ones though.

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    3. The I could ask him about those, thanks

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    4. Matti shared that he's not the man behind these ports. Latest version for N9 seems to be Sailfish OS 1.1.2, and it's quite buggy. There's no activity on the project right now, so updates are not likely. Also N900 is inactive.

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  8. Why isn't the Turing Phone listed? By Turing Robotic Industry: https://www.turingri.com

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  9. Can you please let us know your sources (link) for the Galaxy S4 port? That'd be very helpful! Thanks

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    1. I am really interested in one port for the moto g 2015. Is that possible? Are there any pointers from porting to moto g 1g and 2g one could use for 3g?

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    2. Moto G (3rd gen) hardware seems ok, CM support ok, so I'd say possible, yes. No-one has just started to port on that model yet. Maybe you? (check "Other devices" above)

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  10. The link to the video of the installation process of Sailfish OS on the Nexus 4 does not work, the related account was deleted.

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  11. Jolla Phones now sold out from the Jolla.com official store! (I was about to buy one)
    still available from Amazon.it, but they don't delivery internationally.

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    1. Thanks, I'll update the post and maybe remove these two comments in case they restock

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  12. I recieved a Jolla today. Bough it mid- march. The old one got destroyed by 2 m drop onto pavement. Saw that Jolla are available in rhe web shop again.

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  13. Thanks a lot for that post, that helps a lot. I am looking for a phone without any google/windows/apple related stuff and Sailfish looks great so far. Since I do not have a compatible smartphone yet, I am wondering what the best model would be to purchase in order to use in daily life as the only phone? I do not need the newest model. The Nexus 4 or Motorola Moto G looks promising, but I'm not sure. What would you suggest?
    Thanks a lot in advance!
    Wolfson

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    1. Those are great, personally I like also a lot of the OnePlus X, OnePlus One Faiphone 2 ports. Well, Nexus 5, Redmi 1S and XPeria Pro are pretty nice as well. Pick your preferred hardware ;)

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  14. What about, Jolla C?
    What did happen to you? There is more than a month that you do not publish anything, are you allright?

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  15. I hope can to try sailfish os on my device redmi note 3 pro
    Thanks

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