Solana Labs launches mobile app and mobile stack ecosystem

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Solana Labs launches mobile app and mobile stack ecosystem

Solana Labs, the team behind the Solana SOL network, announced on 23 June the launch of its own Android smartphone named Saga, as well as the Solana Mobile Stack software ecosystem for Android.

Solana Mobile Stack SMS is an open-source software development kit that helps developers build native Android apps that are compatible with the Solana network.

The toolkit will enable developers to build beautiful, seamless web 3 experiences with the SDK debuting on the Saga smartphone by Solana.

The SDK includes a Mobile Wallet adapter, a protocol for connecting web applications and native Android apps to wallets on mobile devices. According to the company, this feature is intended to work on all mobile devices and not just the Android operating system.

Another feature is the Seed Vault, a secure environment built into mobile devices that keeps private keys, seed phrases, and secrets separate from the application layer, while still being able to interact with apps running on the device or mobile browser. This feature aims to prevent theft due to hacks and exploits in applications by separating sensitive data from the application layer.

Solana Pay for Android is an additional feature that allows users to make contactless-based mobile payments backed by the funds held in their self-custody wallets at tens of millions of merchants across the globe.

Solana Labs is going to launch a Solana Dapp Store for applications on mobile devices, allowing users to tap into the Web 3 ecosystem via their smartphones. Users will be able to access dapps and wallets on the Solana network without any fees.

According to Solana Labs, the Solana Mobile Stack will enable new features such as the ability for users to mint i.e. It's possible to create and launch NFTs via their phones. They will be able to play Solana-based games, make mobile transactions on the network and gain access to various dapps and protocols in the Solana ecosystem, including Defi applications.

Saga will have a hardware-based security element to protect users sensitive information from exploits and theft due to hacks, along with the Seed Vault. This additional security measure could prove helpful for Android and iOS device users who are at risk of losing their criptocurrency due to fake apps.

The Solana Foundation is establishing a $10 million developer ecosystem fund to give grants to mobile developers and creators. This happened shortly after Solana launched a $100 million fund to attract projects from South Korea.

Saga is designed and manufactured by OSOM, an Android development company with experience in building computing hardware for Google, Apple, and Intel. The smartphone comes with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, 6.67 OLED display, 12 GB RAM and 512 GB of storage.

Solana s smartphone Saga is expected to be released early in 2023 and is expected to have a price tag of around $1,000. Solana Labs is currently taking $100 deposits and Solana developers get priority on the waiting list.