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.
Jolla Mobile CEO Jussi Hurmola said today in an interview with GigaOM that the Helsinki-based startup plans to release their first handset running the MeeGo OS by the end of this year.
This is a story about Jolla. It may sound like an infamous Linux distribution, but it’s not. It’s a Helsinki (Nokia ground zero!) based startup and it reminds us a little of Saygus. Jolla wants to use MeeGo, Nokia’s orphaned ecosystem and deliver the world an Android-friendly smartphone.