Turing Robotics is producing phones in Finland for safety

Feb

28

2016

Turing Robotics Industries, known as TRI, announced its headquarters and move production of its Turing Phone to Salo, a city in Finland. The move from California would be dictated by security considerations.

The main reason for choosing Finland the legislation on the protection of privacy in electronic communications, says CEO Steve Chao TRI on TechCrunch. The company wants its customers to assure that it sits well with the data security and privacy of the phone.

Also announced TRI recently in a newsletter that instead of Android, Sailfish OS will run. This also said the company in early February in an e-mail to customers that the phone already had ordered in advance. According to the report from TRI running Sailfish OS ‘very quickly the Turing’, making people “not to worry about the performance of the Snapdragon 801 as Sailfish OS is optimized for the Turing Phone ‘.

The maker of Sailfish OS, Jolla, announced in 2015 a partnership with a Finnish company also SSH Communications to Sailfish OS to create a secure European smart phone operating system called Secure Sailfish OS.

In the same newsletter TRI promises that despite the delay in development, there is expected a delivery of the phone to customers from April. In total, there are 2016 more than 300,000 Turing Phones of the bands in Salo, which was previously a Nokia factory.

In addition to the Snapdragon 801 running at 2.5GHz, has the Turing an Adreno 330 GPU, a full-HD screen of 5.5 “with a 3000mAh battery. There is a 13-megapixel camera on the back and an 8- megapixel version at the front. the 15,1×7,7×0,9cm measuring device must be released in 16GB-, 64GB- and 128GB variants. the phone is waterproof up to ten meters underwater and has no USB port but a special connection to the phone charge, similar to a MagSafe connection. Data transfer can consequently only wirelessly. connecting headphones is via bluetooth.

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