Jolla's 'Sailfish' OS and Device to Launch in November
Jolla will launch its new operating system and first smartphone as soon as next month, reports the Wall Street Journal. Jolla was formed earlier this year by a group of former Nokia employees. The company is using Nokia's MeeGo platform, since discontinued by Nokia, to create its own smartphone platform. The new platform is codenamed "Sailfish." The company didn't provide details about the new hardware, but said it has been working hard to create a unique platform that will run on touch-based smartphones, tablets, and even televisions. Sailfish will be able to run on both low-end and high-end hardware. Speaking to the Wall Street Journal, Jolla Chief Executive Jussi Hurmola said he believes the current climate in the smartphone market has companies seeking alternatives to Android and iOS. The company hopes to eventually license its Sailfish platform in addition to offering its own hardware. Jolla thinks the platform will be ready for licensing by spring 2013. The company recently scored more than $250 million in funding, and plans to open research and design facilities in China and Hong Kong.
Jolla Finds Licensing Partners for Sailfish OS
Jolla today announced that Intex Technologies has licensed Sailfish OS and put it in the Aqua Fish handset. The Aqua Fish is the first handset to run Sailfish OS outside of the phones made by Jolla itself.
Jolla Debuts Sailfish OS 3 for Low-Cost Hardware
Jolla today revealed Sailfish 3, a significant update to its Linux-based mobile operating system. Jolla is targeting Sailfish 3 at inexpensive devices, such as feature phones, PDAs, and similar hardware.
Jolla Pushing Sailfish OS 2.0 to Early Adopters
Jolla today began distributing Sailfish OS 2.0 to members of its early access group. Jolla, a company formed by former Nokia employees, first revealed Sailfish OS 2.0 in March.
Jolla Announces First Sailfish OS Licensee
Jolla today said Intex Technologies from India will license Sailfish OS and make smartphones with the platform. Earlier this month, Finland-based Jolla broke its company into two entities: one for the Sailfish operating system, and a second for creating hardware.
Do we really need all these different OS's?
There were at this time 6 major smartphone operating systems
In the last 3 years, two of those options (Palm/WebOS and Symbian) ...