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Jolla’s CEO steps down, will now focus on developing the Sailfish ecosystem

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Nokia had a hit on their hands with the MeeGo powered N9, but Stephen Elop, the company’s new CEO, decided that the Finnish handset maker was going to bet the future on Windows Phone instead. So what did the MeeGo team do? They left to start Jolla, a brand spanking new company that will unveil their new operating system, codenamed Sailfish, next month in Helsinki, Finland. The face of the company, Jussi Hurmola, is announcing today that he’s decided to step down.

Jolla to demo user interface and release SDK on November 21

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In a touch screen world the user interface is essential get it wrong and nothing else matters. A quick look around the smartphone industry will reveal several different approaches to touch based UIs. Windows 8 has it “modern UI”, iOS has Cocoa Touch and Android, well, everything including has widgets, themes, skins and customized launchers. Now Jolla, the company that was formed to further develop MeeGo when Nokia jumped off its burning deck into the hands of Microsoft, is getting ready to reveals its UI and software development kit (SDK) at the Slush event in Helsinki, Finland on 21-22 November.

Jolla to license their OS, codenamed ‘Sailfish’, to device makers

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Before switching to Windows Phone, Nokia was going to bet the future on a Linux based operating system that was being developed in-house called MeeGo. Anyone who has played with the Nokia N9, this writer included, will have no problem telling you with a straight face that the stupidest thing Stephen Elop did after becoming Nokia’s CEO was killing the MeeGo OS.