Thursday 22 October 2015

[news] Sailfish India launch set to 2016

Sailfish India: Intex, Snapdeal, Jolla, TimesInternet

October 22, 2015: Antti Saarnio, head of Jolla Oy (developer of Sailfish OS mobile operating system), joined BRICS meeting of the communications ministers in Moscow, Russia. The meeting discusses on co-operation between BRICS countries: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. Sailfish India launch takes place on Q1/2016

Sailfish India launch 2016

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Update, November 17, 2015: According to Intex,
"The product is coming in the month of December / January."

Original post, October 22, 2015:

BRICS 2015 meeting takes place on October 20-30, 2015 in Moscow, Russia. BRICS covers a large part of the globe, in numbers:

Earlier on June 2015 Jolla's mobile operating system Sailfish OS was selected in Russia over Tizen by Samsung as an alternative operating system in Russia's goal towards reducing the share of big companies software, like Android by Google or iOS by Apple, in use in Russia

BRICS meeting of communications ministers

One part of the event, BRICS meeting of communications ministers, takes place on Oct 22-23, 2015 in Moscow, Russia. On the first day, Antti Saarnio took part in the meeting.
Antti Saarnio, Jolla

From left: Moderator, ComNews general director Leonid Konik, Yandex general director Arkady Volozh, Jolla CEO Antti Saarnio, Vladimir Rubanov, vice-president for server virtualization development at Parallels, and Sergei Belousov, Parallels chairman of the board and Acronis founder and chairman, at the Meeting of the BRICS Communications Ministers.

From right: Minister of Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation Nikolai Nikiforov, Communications Minister of the Federative Republic of Brazil Andre Figueiro, Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services of the Republic of South Africa Cwele Siyabonga, Minister of Industry and Information Technology Miao Wei and Secretary of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology of the Republic of India Deepak Saksena at the meeting of the BRICS communications ministers.

Antti Saarnio's presentation in the meeting included presenting the Sailfish India launch. Schedule is set to Q1/2016 with Jolla's earlier announced partners Intex, TimesInternet and Snapdeal. On Sailfish OS 2 Jolla Store changes its name to Sailfish Store


Success of Sailfish India co-operation might play a huge role as a proof of concept in Jolla's expanding to other markets. The idea of offering Sailfish OS user experience tuned up with local partners seems great, but when there are a lot of parties involved, there are lot of both opportunities and risks. One visible concept of such partnership will be "Partner Space" implemented into key position in the user interface, filled with content provided by local partners.

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By: Review Jolla
More photos: Host photo agency
Sources: brics2015, Intex (update)
Published: 2015-10-22 11:24 UTC
Updated: 2015-11-17 18:09 UTC


  1. I was wondering why intex were so quite about sailfishOS phone. Well at least we now know its been delayed

  2. Yes, they were quite quiet ;-)