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Will you release the Sailfish OS for Nokia WP devices? [answered]

asked 2014-04-28 18:45:15 +0300

GrivasG gravatar image

updated 2014-07-31 14:08:40 +0300

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There may be users out there who wish to try the new OS in their existing WP Nokia devices. I personally would like to do that. However the option to buy a new device may not be possible for now. If you release the Sailfish OS for Android devices, you should consider doing the same for WP devices. Thanks!

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Strategically, it might be better to release on future budget-phones from the remainder of Nokia. I doubt there is any interest in Microsoft for bying licenses for Open Source OS's.

00prometheus ( 2014-04-28 18:54:42 +0300 )edit

Sorry i have not realised that Microsoft is the one to allow a user to change the OS in a Nokia WP. I thought that anyone could do that in any phone. Thanks!

GrivasG ( 2014-04-28 20:24:41 +0300 )edit

"Nokia Windows Phones" (and all the other ones) now are anyway part of MS.

torcida ( 2014-04-29 11:31:10 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-04-28 20:53:20 +0300

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updated 2014-04-28 20:54:26 +0300

Noka's WP devices have a locked bootloader, it is not possible to change the OS to something not digitally signed by Microsoft keys.

Furthermore, even as it was possible to make the device boot an user-defined OS, there still is the question of making the device do something useful with it; it is non-trivial to make a new HW adaptation if there are no reference designs available for the device components.

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