Jolla plays around with the idea of a Sailfish Watch

Jolla believes it is destined for more than slabs.

The company continues to toy around with its code in order to see where it can deliver its Sailfish operating system to next. While the Finnish startup might not be making its own smartwatches anytime soon, an eager OEM might follow along instead.

Developers took some code and inspiration from the open-source AsteroidOS for smartwatches to craft wearable software that is compatible with Android smartphones. The Sailfish drag-menu UI is still apparent and used here, though its tied together with a Tizen-esque horizontal carousel for events, widgets and notifications. The rest of the layout is accessed through a series of taps and swipes.

This implementation is only being exhibited as a “case study,” so we shouldn’t expect consumer products to sprout up with this software anytime soon.

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