While the Sailfish OS ROM has yet to make its way to Android devices as previously promised, the new Jolla Launcher alpha program at least gives Android users a taste of what to expect from the platform.
Jolla plans to eventually bring Sailfish OS to Android devices
How can Jolla, the company that was formed to take over the development of the MeeGo operating system, succeed with its Sailfish OS? It seems that Jolla is betting on China where there are still huge numbers of potential smartphone buyers.
Are Jolla’s ambitious plans crazy enough to work or are they just plain crazy?
Jolla finally showed off Sailfish, their new operating system based on the MeeGo platform that Nokia decided to abandon. I was there to see them demo it for the first time, and I even talked to a few of the company's employees. So what do I think? Read on!
Jolla’s CEO steps down, will now focus on developing the Sailfish ecosystem
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
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.