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Jolla Signs African OEM Mi-Fone To Sell Sailfish-Powered Handsets

Mobile OS maker Jolla, who with its Android alternative Sailfish has been trying to carve out a niche for a third platform in the smartphone space for the past five years, has announced it’s signed

Sailfish Update Seeks To Simplify Jolla’s Alternative Mobile OS

It's been a long time coming but Finnish mobile startup Jolla has pushed the release button for early users to get their hands on an overhauled version of its mobile interface, Sailfish.

Marc Dillon, Jolla’s Rock’n’Roll Co-Founder, Departs

Dillon's visibility and personal passion for Sailfish has, at times, made him feel like the de facto face of the entire Sailfish project -- eclipsing the other co-founders with his call-to-arms convic

Jolla Opens Up More Sailfish Tablet Pre-Orders

Finnish mobile maker Jolla has opened up additional pre-orders for its forthcoming Sailfish tablet. It said today that a "limited" batch of additional slates is now available to pre-order via its onli

India’s Snapdeal, Intex Seek An Android Alternative

Finnish smartphone OS startup Jolla has inked the first licensing deal for its Android alternative Sailfish OS, some three years after starting out on a grand plan to save the in-house OS Nokia was ab

How The Tech Pendulum Swings

Microsoft announced another bunch of job cuts today, primarily in the phone-making division which it acquired from Nokia in a 2013 deal which completed last year. Shrinking headcount in this division

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

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

Russia To Pay Local Devs To Migrate Apps To Tizen, Sailfish

The Russian Federation is intending to support alternative mobile platforms, with a Minister promising grants for developers to migrate their apps from Android and iOS to the Samsung-led Tizen open so

Jolla’s ‘Open Source’ iPad Alternative Raises More Than $1M In Two Days’ Crowdfunding

Late last week Finnish mobile startup Jolla launched a crowdfunding campaign for a tablet running its open source Sailfish OS, smashing past its initial funding goal of $380,000 in a couple of hours.

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

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

Review: Jolla Phone Has Design Flare But Sailfish’s Waters Are Muddied By App Issues & UI Learning Curve

The Jolla phone is the first handset from the eponymous Finnish startup comprised of ex-Nokia employees. They've crafted a device that's different from Android and iOS powered smartphones -- sometimes

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

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

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

Jolla Sends Out Press Invites To May 20 “Love Day” Event As It Gears Up To Unveil First Sailfish Handset

Finnish MeeGo startup Jolla has been trailing the launch of its first handset ever since it started work on its Sailfish UI back in 2012. Since then, Jolla has shown off its MeeGo-based Sailfish softw
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