Sailfish OS is a Linux based operating system like Android OS developed by Jolla for Jolla phones, many people who don't know Sailfish OS may think it was based on Android OS as alot of custom roms are actually based on Android OS but incase of Sailfish OS it was evolution of MeeGO OS which was previously developed by intel and nokia but later discontinued.

Nokia N9 is the first smartphone to ship with MeeGo OS out of the box in 2011, but MeeGo OS failed like Microsoft Windows and Firefox OS as back in 2011 people are more interested in Android and IOS as they are getting Android powered smartphones at cheaper price with better features over  MeeGO OS anytime.

Linux foundation itself favored Samsung Tizen OS and discontinued MeeGo OS in 2011, anyhow the legacy of MeeGo OS is still in continuation with Sailfish OS that can be used on smartphones, smart TV's, in vehicle infotainment IVI navigation and desktops, notebooks, yachts, automotive, e-commerce, home appliances, measuring and control equipment, equipment, smart building etc.

Even though MeeGo OS don't support Android apps but Sailfish OS has Android apps compatibility which is why numerous developers build Sailfish OS custom roms using it's open source repository to make it work on Android powered smartphones, fortunately many Android smartphones able to boot Sailfish OS.

You can install Sailfish OS unofficially only on those smartphones which has Sailfish OS custom roms else it won't possible unless you have officially supported devices like Sony Xperia™ 10 II, Xperia 10 and 10 Plus, Xperia XA2, XA2 Plus and XA2 Ultra, and Xperia X, planet computers Gemini PDA with Sailfish X downloadable version of Sailfish OS.

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Sailfish is the only open source mobile operating system that beats Android OS and Tizen OS after IOS in many areas especially interms of it's scandinavian user interface design that not only look gorgeous but also provide seamless user experience included with best privacy and security focused features to protect and encrypt your data.

Sailfish OS is very similar to Android you will find influence of Android everywhere, anyhow Sailfish OS is better then MeeGo OS for sure, as over the year Sailfish OS has gone through alot of improvements and changes to level up it's software to make it work for all types of users either individuals, corporates, governments and educational institutions etc.

Finally, If you're missing MeeGo OS and want to experience evolved version of it or want best alternative to Android OS or Tizen OS for personal or commercial uses then Sailfish OS 4.1 has potential to become your new favourite choice, are you an existing user of Sailfish OS? If yes do say your experience and mention which OS you like Sailfish or Tizen in our comment section below, see ya :)