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Mobile Maker Jolla Splits In Two, With Sailfish OS Its First Order Of Business

Software or hardware? Finnish mobile device and Sailfish OS maker Jolla has always intended doing both. But that could be changing. Today the company announced it's forking itself, splitting its busin

Jolla Pushes BRICS Partnerships To Target Android In Emerging Markets

Finnish mobile upstart Jolla, whose linux-based Sailfish OS is marketed as a more flexible alternative to the dominant platforms of Android and iOS, is stepping up its push to win friends and influenc

Hands On With Jolla’s Sailfish Slate, The Tablet Without A U.S. OS

Finland's Jolla, the plucky startup that's built its own mobile OS, called Sailfish, atop the Mer open source project, is showing off its forthcoming, crowdsourced tablet here at Mobile World Congress

Jolla Partners To Build Secure Version Of Its Sailfish Mobile OS

Another security-focused development in the European mobile space: Finnish mobile startup Jolla, which develops the Sailfish mobile OS and its own brand mobile hardware, has just announced it will be

After Raising $1.8M, Jolla’s iPad Alternative Returns To Indiegogo With 64GB Version

After smashing through its original crowdfunding goal of $380,000 in just over two hours, eventually raising $1.8 million before the campaign closed in December, perhaps we shouldn't be too surprised

Jolla Bags $12.4M Series B From Europe And Asia For Its Sailfish Mobile OS

Buoyed by a successful crowdfunding campaign to build an open source tablet running its Sailfish OS, Finnish mobile startup Jolla has also announced the closure of a Series B funding round.

Update: Jolla Crowdfunds $380K+ To Build An iPad Alternative

Finnish smartphone startup Jolla has revealed the next step in its hardware journey: it's making a tablet, albeit The Jolla Tablet will be crowdfunded. So this is mostly a pitch for pre-orders right n

Jolla Does Angry Birds Themed Android Launcher To Fling Its Sailfish OS Further

Jolla, the Finnish smartphone startup that expanded the MeeGo open source project into its own Sailfish OS, has released its first Android launcher -- to give users of Google's mobile platform a taste

Finland’s Jolla Takes Its Sailfish-Powered Smartphone To India, Via Snapdeal

Jolla, the Finnish smartphone startup that used the MeeGo open source OS as a jumping off point for its own Android-app compatible Sailfish OS -- and which last November released its first handset in

Phones Go Back To The Future

I'm no fan of LG's rear smartphone control keys -- but turns out the company had its finger on the pulse of looming hardware disruption when it ushered in those backside smartphone controls last summe

Sailfish OS Maker, Jolla, On Questing For Scale In The Age Of Android

"It's not every day that a new mobile operating system is born," says Jolla's Marc Dillon preaching to a congregation of the curious from atop a stool at Jolla's booth at the 2014 Mobile World Congres

Rovio To Make Angry Birds Smart Covers For Jolla’s Sailfish OS Handset

In a Finnish startup love-in, Angry Birds maker Rovio and Sailfish OS smartphone maker Jolla are partnering for co-branded content on Jolla's first handset. Jolla is also working on an Android launche

Hands On With Jolla’s First Phone — The “Spearhead Device” For Its MeeGo-Successor Sailfish OS

The first handset from Finnish smartphone startup Jolla is simply called Jolla. It launched last week, after around two years in the making. TechCrunch got hands-on with the device for a few hours at

Finnish MeeGo Startup Jolla Selects Yandex’s Android App Store For Preloading On Its Sailfish OS Handset

Finnish phone startup Jolla, which is on a mission to offer more choice in the smartphone space by building its own smartphone hardware and with a MeeGo-based open source smartphone OS called Sailfish

This Week On The TechCrunch Droidcast: Nvidia’s Tegra Note, Cyanogen Goes Legit, And Nexus 4 Sold Out Forever

Back on schedule this week after TechCrunch Disrupt, me and Chris Velazco catch you up on the latest in Android news. We're somewhat distracted by another mobile operating system that has some news th

Jolla’s Sailfish OS Now Android Compatible As MeeGo Startup Readies 2nd Pre-Sales Campaign To Tap Anti-Microsoft Sentiment

Jolla, the Finnish startup that's aiming to build a mobile ecosystem around its MeeGo-based OS, Sailfish, has announced the Sailfish OS is now compatible with the Android ecosystem -- on both a hardwa

This Week On The TC Europe Podcast: The Ask.fm Debacle, Jolla And Bitcoin Sales Tax In Germany

Europe, here we come! We’ve got another podcast for you, and this one is for our lovely European readers. This is the TechCrunch Europe Podcast, wherein we European writers discuss tech news, as wel

MeeGo Startup Jolla Closes Pre-Sales Campaign For Its First Phone, Booking Orders Of Up To 50,000 Units

Jolla, the Finnish startup comprised of ex-Nokians that's building its own MeeGo-based smartphone platform and phone hardware has closed out a pre-sales campaign for the device it showed off in May. T

Jolla’s Software Chief Says Co-Creation Is What Makes The MeeGo Startup’s Phone Hardware So Special

Jolla has finally taken the wraps off the smartphone hardware that will be paired with its "unlike" Sailfish UI. Being a startup is challenging enough in any business sector but Jolla is seeking to co

Finnish MeeGo Startup Jolla Reveals First Phone: 4.5″ Display, Customisable Shells, $513 Price-Tag, Shipping At Year’s End

Jolla, the Finnish MeeGo startup composed of ex-Nokians building their own mobile hardware and Sailfish OS, has finally taken the wraps off its first handset, revealing what the hardware will look l
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