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jolla 500x250 Jolla says its ready to go global, plans to create Android launcher replicating Sailfish

Finnish smartphone maker Jolla says that it's ready to bring its Sailfish OS to more places across the globe. Previously loaded on phones sold in very limited quantities in Finland and other parts of Europe, Sailfish OS has now reached release 1.0 and is "ready for global distribution," according to Jolla, so the company has announced plans to launch in the following countries: Read More »

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jolla 2nd confirmation e mail 500x293 Jolla Review and First Impressions

Not too long ago, Jolla launched its first smartphone onto the world stage after over a year of careful planning and crafting their device was finally ready.  I couldn't wait to try one out; fortunately I didn't have to wait long and got a test device directly from Jolla, the company built by former Nokia employees who didn't want to see MeeGo disappear from the face of the Earth. While I didn't enough time with it to do a full on review I will give you a quick hybrid first impression/review. Read More »

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WP 20131219 15 50 27 Pro 500x255 Video: Unboxing of the First Jolla Device

For a limited time, Finnish device maker Jolla has let me demo their first device ever, and she's a beauty!  The Jolla phone is the first smartphone to run the brand new, swipe based Sailfish operating system. With it's minimalist design and it's swappable "other half," I can tell you that the few days Jolla has let me borrow this device will seem too short to me.  Read More »

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sailfish Jollas Sailfish OS Will be Able to Run on Android Devices

When Jolla first showed off its Sailfish OS, there was much excitement in the mobile tech community over the continuance of Nokia's discarded MeeGo OS. However that excitement faded quickly as it was announced that Jolla would not have the manpower to release its device to all the countries that wanted the product. According to Jolla's CEO Tomi Pienimäki that hope is back. Read More »

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jolla 500x250 Jolla first Sailfish device will go on sale 27 November 2013

It's been a long time coming but in less than two weeks Jolla will release it's first phone to the public. This device has been in the works since Nokia decided to use Windows Phone (not MeeGo) as its smartphone phone operating system. When they did so, a handful of Nokia's MeeGo guys started their own company to continue their work. Now on the 27th, Finnish carrier DNA will set up a "pop-up shop" and sell the first batch of Jolla phones. Read More »

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yandex Jolla chooses to get its Android apps from Yandex instead of Google

Jolla announced earlier this year that it would take on the challenge of creating a MeeGo operating system after Nokia decided to embrace Windows Phone. The Finnish company later revealed that its Sailfish OS would be able to install and run Android apps. Now Jolla has said instead of using Google Play to distribute apps, it will use another company. Read More »

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jolla sailfish os android 970x0 500x332 Jolla Devices are now Officially Android App Compatible

Finnish mobile start up company Jolla has promised to start shipping out their first production units by the end of 2013 which means in the few months all those who pre ordered will receive their devices. We have seen slight redesign in their device since it's unveiling this summer however nothing more was said about this Sailfish/MeeGo based OS ability to run Android apps till now. Jolla just sent out a press release stating that "Sailfish OS has achieved a major milestone whereby the OS is now compatible with the AndroidTM ecosystem, in terms of application and hardware compatibility."

In my opinion this means that the Sailfish OS has the greatest likelihood of coming out the new open source OS race the leader and that Jolla will thrive not only in Finland but other parts of the world too.

Full press release below:

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jolla 500x324 Jolla Sells Out Their First Batch of Devices

Jolla the spunky little start up from Finland seems to have found at least a solid niche with their Sailfish OS running devices. They have just sent out a press release stating that "The first production batch of Jolla smartphones fully booked with demand from 136 countries" 

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