Sailfish OS Powered Intex Aqua Fish Promises a Refreshing User Experience

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Intex has been on a bit of a roll of late. The New Delhi based company has recently launched a bevy of smartphones and is further spreading its wings in the Indian smartphone space. It appears Intex is not simply focused on dishing out smartphones by the dozen but is also keen on improving, or at least diversifying, the user experience on its phones. This becomes more apparent with Intex’s latest offering.

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The company has launched the Intex Aqua Fish which is powered by the Sailfish OS and promises to offer consumers a refreshing UI experience. The Aqua Fish was officially launched at the recently concluded Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Before we delve any deeper into the Sailfish OS story, let’s take a cursory glance at the specifications on the Intex Aqua Fish.

Specifications – Intex Aqua Fish

The Intex Aqua Fish comes with a 5 inch IPS display with a screen resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. The phone boasts of a 1.3 GHz Quad Core processor and a 2GB RAM. The internal storage on the Intex Aqua Fish is a decent 16 GB. The primary camera on the Aqua Fish is an 8 megapixel unit with LED flash and auto focus, while the secondary camera is a 2 megapixel unit.

The dual SIM phone supports all standard connectivity options including 4G and WiFi 802.11 b/g/n. The battery capacity of the Intex Aqua Fish is 2500 mAh, which is pretty good for a budget phone. And finally, the Intex Aqua Fish becomes the first smartphone and Intex became the first licensing partner to utilize the Sailfish OS 2.0 in its devices.

The Sailfish OS is silently building a strong global community and presence

Sailfish OS is an open source operating system developed by Finnish mobile company Jolla and is brilliantly supported by the global Sailfish OS community. Back in 2011 folks from Nokia’s MeeGo team left Nokia to start Jolla. Have seen failure up close and personal in the form of Nokia’s decline and MeeGo’s inability to take off, the Jolla team has since strived hard to create an OS that could act as an alternate choice for people who want to try out a new experience on their smartphones.

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The Sailfish OS seeks to break free from the Android, iOS, and in some cases, Windows monopoly on the UI and UX of the mobile ecosystem. Now how successful this attempt proves only time will tell but as of now the Sailfish OS has found many takers and Intex is leading the way as a licensing partner. The Intex Aqua Fish could very well be the refreshing change consumers seek on their phones.

How critical is user experience to the success of a mobile OS?

A prepared answer for this question would be an emphatic ‘yes’, however, history doesn’t necessarily support this point of view. The rise of the iOS and later Android wasn’t exactly a historic moment in user experience and design. The products that  these operating systems powered were the first to capture the public’s imagination and it was the hardware that dominated the rise of the smartphone and the Tablet in their initial heydays. The software, i.e. the OSes, on these devices have always seen criticism and have used the feedback from consumers to constantly improve their UI and that simply means they weren’t very well liked.

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Microsoft’s very public struggle to build great Windows phones despite having good software on board is proof that the public has been fascinated with hardware. But of late this seems to be changing. Most smartphone makers now have at least a UI design team to offer consumers a unique user experience on their devices.

An Indian company named Creo has recently announced that it will launch a smartphone that will receive truly brilliant software updates every month and now Intex has decided to enter the software-first race. If nothing else, the Intex Aqua Fish promises to be different. If you are a tech geek we would recommend that you check out the Aqua Fish today.

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