Jolla Experiments With A Sailfish OS Watch
Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware on 2 December 2016 at 08:47 AM EST. 28 Comments
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Jolla engineers have spent the past few weeks porting Sailfish OS to an Android smartwatch as they feel their Linux-based OS is particularly suited for small screens.

Jolla isn't announcing a Sailfish Watch product, but rather looking at it as part of their licensing strategy to offer their OS to smartwatch manufacturers. Joona Petrell shared that they had technical and design inspiration help off the Asteroid Smartwatch OS and their libHybris layer allowed them to quickly bring-up Sailfish and their UI on the Android smartwatch.


Via this blog post they have shared early details on this prototype along with various screenshots. , features like the ability to forward phone calls and message notifications to the watch, etc.
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