With less than 24 hours to go until the big SLUSH event in Helsinki, the anticipation and the weight of expectation circling around Jolla is huge – but are we expecting too much at this early stage I ask ?
Based on what we have seen on previous iterations – both Maemo and MeeGo – I believe we can expect something truly outstanding from the Jolla team and the Sailfish OS.
As Jolla themselves have stated before, their streamlined size does make them able to move more efficiently (read: Sailfish def. fastest fish in the sea) and I’m certain this will show on the day. As they have also stated before, the current smartphone industry has remained stagnant for a good few years now and there are certainly ports of entry for someone new, someone fresh and innovative: a challenger. What I am most intrigued to see is can the streamline Jolla offer us something that the huge multi-national tech companies have been incapable of to date – that is – a new viable open alternative to Android/IOS ? I expect to be surprised, I hope to be blown away and if I were a gambling man, I would stake my life on Jolla coming up with the goods tomorrow.
For all my idealist qualities, I am decidedly realistic underneath and accept that Jolla do have a big open ocean ahead of them, but I also know that this is only just the beginnings of their journey and all things are possible with a strong belief and a good headwind. For these reasons, I believe Jolla have the perfect base to succeed along with support from a broad audience of people stretching across our globe. Those people who sampled the delights of what Maemo and MeeGo brought us, those people, like me who longed for more but never got a chance to see some form of continuation. Those people like me who since Jolla declared ‘MeeGo is not dead’ have been given a new founded belief and because of this are now following the Jolla story.
Tomorrow is the day of reckoning, the day when many of our discussions, questions, speculations over the past months will cease to matter, the day when Jolla and the Sailfish OS will finally come out in the open, beared naked for the world to see.
Wishing Jolla the very best of luck for tomorrow’s big event and know that we are all rooting for you wherever we may be in the world, across oceans, waiting for Jolla’s boat to come in, and I for one cannot wait any longer!!
SLUSH AHOY: Onward Sails! :-)