TRI: ‘Turing Phone’ will run Jolla’s Sailfish OS, not Android

TRI: ‘Turing Phone’ will run Jolla’s Sailfish OS, not Android

In a recent email to customers who have pre-ordered the much-hyped, most-secure 'Turing Phone' smartphone, Turing Robotic Industries (TRI) has revealed that the handset will run Jolla's Sailfish operating system, and not the Android OS as previously promised.

The Turing Phone, which TRI claims will be the sturdiest handset to be available on the market, was opened for pre-orders -- starting at $610 -- in September 2015. The handset was originally supposed to ship in time for Christmas, complete with Android OS.

However, the shipment of the handset was delayed by TRI at the eleventh hour; with the company announcing that the handset will be shipped in 2016.

In its recent email to the Turing Phone "fans," TRI has now said that the launch of the handset has been delayed to April, pushed from their earlier targeted launch timeline of March. In addition, TRI has also said that the handset - which is still advertised as an Android-powered smartphone - will run Jolla's Linux-based mobile OS, Sailfish.

TRI stated in the email that it has "chosen to drop Android and use Jolla's Sailfish OS" for the Turing Phone; and added: "The Turing Phone will still be able to run Android Apps on the Sailfish OS without issue. An Android application store will be available for you to download your favorite apps."

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