Sailfish OS for smart feature phones and Low End smartphones like the Nokia 1 and 2

Nokia had atleast 3 different device line ups and those were Nokia Feature phones running S40 Nokia ASHA smart feature phones and Nokia Lumia for smartphones

Sailfish OS for smart feature phones and Low End smartphones like the Nokia 1 and 2

Kartik Gada Kartik Gada
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Nokia had atleast 3 different device line ups and those were

Nokia Feature phones running S40
Nokia ASHA smart feature phones and
Nokia Lumia for smartphones

Currently, Nokia has 2 device lineups, feature phones and Android smartphones but we all know how heavy and slow Android can be on low end smartphones with such low specifications. Even the Android Go version isn't super responsive and lag free. So, why is Nokia pushing it on devices like the Nokia 1 and 2.1. Wouldn't it be better to just go for something like the Sailfish OS for such low end phones.

Nokia 8110 4G was released as a smart feature phone with Kai OS and believe me KaiOS is slow... slower than a snail. Even our 10 year old S40 devices run and respond faster. If smart feature phones are needed then why not use a really good OS like Sailfish 3 on them? Nokia can reintroduce the ASHA brand and use Sailfish OS on those devices. Come on Nokia Mobile, differentiate yourself. Nokia smartphones and feature phones below $90 can get rid of Android and make their own space with a new OS. There's no gain in fighting the spec race with chinese android phone manufacturers that sell devices with double the specs of Nokia 1 at same price as Nokia 1. Instead, try to be unique with a different os where there is less competition.

Android can be used for rest of the devives and Sailfish can be used on smart feature phones and on low end devices like Nokia 1.

What do you guys think? Share your ideas about the same below. 😊

Comments

  • user1513791683644 user1513791683644
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    Dope idea! I mean Sony has been allowing some Xperia phone to run on Sailfish OS and I heard it's pretty smooth, there's also rumours about a Nokia N9 running KaiOS maybe that's also an option for really low end hardware
  • singhnsk singhnsk
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    Anybody using the Nokia 1 and Nokia 8110 will have a standard set of complaints - lag. While I feel that the 8110 is just weak hardware for the price, maybe the Nokia 1 is better off living on Sailfish OS as it is a proper OS. It can live over weaker hardware and still deliver fluid performance.
    Nokia has the opportunity of breaking the market by delivering a unique experience. My only concerns are that if they replace the Nokia 1 or Nokia 2 lineup with Sailfish, the unavailability of apps will be a problem for Nokia. In the end, most users only care for their favorite apps, and most of these apps are unlikely to appear (officially) on Sailfish anytime soon. They can start by offering Sailfish on feature phones, but with hardware that justifies the price.
  • Kartik Gada Kartik Gada
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    Dope idea! I mean Sony has been allowing some Xperia phone to run on Sailfish OS and I heard it's pretty smooth, there's also rumours about a Nokia N9 running KaiOS maybe that's also an option for really low end hardware
    I have a very bad experience with KaiOS and it lags too much. Nokia N9 came with Meego and hence Sailfish OS would be a much better option for this upcoming N9 lookalike device.
  • Agree
  • blendor blendor
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    Already solved this problem with Android GO.
  • Krishna Krishna
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    Agree bro need good OS for low end phones
  • singhnsk singhnsk
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    blendor said:
    Already solved this problem with Android GO.
    Android Go is still the same Android, apart from a few basic Google apps, the rest of the apps are the same and they all lag. Android is just not fit for the lower end hardware, no matter what changes Google does to it.
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