Solana Labs, the group behind the Solana (SOL) network, on June 23 revealed the launch of its own Android smartphone called Saga, in addition to the Solana Mobile Stack software application environment for Android.
The Solana Mobile Stack (SMS) is an open-source software application advancement set (SDK) that assists designers to develop native Android apps that will work with the Solana blockchain network.
The toolkit will make it possible for designers to “build beautiful, seamless web3 mobile experiences”, with the SDK debuting on the Saga smartphone by Solana.
The SDK consists of a Mobile Wallet adapter, a procedure for linking web applications and native Android apps to wallets on mobile phones. This function is planned to deal with all mobile phones and not simply the Android running system according to the business.
Another function is the Seed Vault, a safe and secure environment developed into mobile phones that keeps personal secrets, seed expressions, and tricks separated from the application layer, while still having the ability to connect with apps operating on the gadget or mobile web browser. By separating delicate information from the application layer, this function intends to avoid theft due to hacks and exploits in applications.
Solana Pay for Android is an extra function that makes it possible for decentralized mobile payments in addition to making it possible for users to make contactless-based mobile payments backed by the funds kept in their self-custody wallets at “tens of millions of merchants” around the world.
Solana Labs is likewise releasing a Solana Dapp Store for decentralized applications on mobile phones, making it possible for users to use the Web3 environment through their smart devices. Users will have the ability to gain access to dapps and wallets on the Solana network without paying any charges.
According to Solana Labs, the Solana Mobile Stack will make it possible for brand-new functions consisting of the capability for users to mint (i.e. develop and introduce) Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) through their smart devices. They will likewise be to play Solana-based video games, make mobile deals on the network and gain much easier access to different dapps and procedures in the Solana environment, consisting of Defi applications.
As well as the Seed Vault, Saga will have a hardware-based “secure element” to even more safeguard users’ delicate info from exploits and theft due to hacks. Android and iOS gadget users are at danger of losing their crypto due to phony apps, so this extra security step might show to be handy.
In addition, the Solana Foundation is developing a $10 million designer environment fund to supply grants to mobile designers and developers. This comes quickly after Solana released a $100 million fund to bring in crypto tasks from South Korea.
The specifications and release date
Saga is developed and made by OSOM, an Android advancement business with experience structure computing hardware for Google, Apple, and Intel, to name a few. The smartphone features a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, 6.67” OLED screen, 12GB RAM, and 512GB of storage.
Solana’s smartphone Saga is set to launch in early 2023 and is anticipated to have a price of around $1,000. Solana Labs is presently taking $100 deposits and Solana designers get concern on the waiting list. Early bird clients will get a minimal edition NFT to commemorate the launch of the smartphone.