YotaPhone drops Android in favor of Jolla Sailfish (UPDATE: no it doesn’t)

Update: Nate Hoffelder of Ink, Bits & Pixels recently ran a statement from Yota CEO Vlad Martyanov debunking the below story. We’ll clarify if and when we receive comment from Yota.  

Original Story: YotaPhone is the Russian company known for its dual-screen smartphones; its most recent model, the YotaPhone 2, is a step-up in every aspect compared to the initial model, its predecessor. If you somehow missed all the buzz around the YotaPhone 2, its main feature is the E-Paper Display (EPD) on the back, a 4.7-inch 960×540 E-Ink panel that dominates the rear cover of the device.

While the first two models of YotaPhone are powered by Google’s mobile operating system, Yahoo News reports that YotaPhone drops Android in favor of Jolla Sailfish (a mobile platform that has its roots in Nokia’s old Meego, and that can in theory run Android apps), a platform that we’re familiar with here at Pocketnow, if you followed us closely in the past.

Whether Jolla’s Sailfish OS will be made available for the current YotaPhone 2 model, or it will only run on future versions of the phone, is yet unknown.

Source: Yahoo News

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