This is not surprising that the tech companies make baffling decisions all the time. Last year when the Turing Phone by Turing Robotic Industries was announced, its launch was delayed back to December, with the promise to launch it no later than the end of Q1. And you know what? The company is now reneging on that promise, declaring the plan to ship the phone in April this year.
This is not the end. The ultra strong smartphone that brags of a “stronger than steel” metal body, has already been late, and there is a possibility that it will delay a little more. Now, it has sent an email to its fan saying that it’s ditching Android in favor of Jolla’s Sailfish OS. This decision has made most of the fans stumped as Sailfish OS is not a proven OS. It’s not that Sailfish is terrible, it’s an interesting platform, Linux-based mobile OS grown from Intel and Nokia’s abandoned MeeGo thrust, with an amazing UI system rolling around swipes from almost all sides. It can also run Android apps, but not nearly as smooth as in their own native Android platform. Plus the last time it was checked there was a serious lack of third party support, and also, the OS presented a few glitches.
“Sailfish OS runs exceptionally fast on the Turing,” the company’s email says. “You will not have to worry about performance issues with Turing’s Snapdragon 801 because Sailfish OS has been optimized to run fast on your Turing Phone. 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.”
The phone starts at $610 that could indeed be Jolla’s big break, but the stability left many buyers a bit worried. As the company promised to bring the most durable and secure phone on the market, it looks like they are planning to make it secured with an obscure platform.