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The other smartphone business

With the smartphone operating system market sewn up by Google’s Android platform, which has a close to 90% share globally, leaving Apple’s iOS a slender (but lucrative) premium top-slice, a little company called Jolla and its Linux-based Sailfish OS is a rare sight indeed: A self-styled ‘independent alternative’ that’s still somehow in business. The Finnish…

7:30 am PST • March 9, 2019
The other smartphone business

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…

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

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…

Sailfish Update Seeks To Simplify Jolla’s Alternative Mobile OS

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…

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

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…

Jolla Opens Up More Sailfish Tablet Pre-Orders

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…

India’s Snapdeal, Intex Seek An Android Alternative

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…

How The Tech Pendulum Swings

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…

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

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…

Jolla Pushes BRICS Partnerships To Target Android In Emerging Markets

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…

Jolla Partners To Build Secure Version Of Its Sailfish Mobile OS

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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

“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…

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

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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

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

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 like…

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

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…

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

Jolla, the Finnish startup comprised of ex-Nokians who left to keep the MeeGo fire burning, has confirmed it will be showing off its first handset next month, and kicking off…

Jolla Confirms It Will Show Its Debut Handset Next Month & Kick Off “Pre-Sales Campaign” To Take Payments From Fans Ahead Of 2H Launch

Jolla, the Finnish startup that carried the MeeGo torch out of Nokia in order to light a fire under its own smartphone OS: Sailfish, has taken the next step in…

Jolla Adds Sailfish SDK Installers For Windows, OS X, Linux To Push More Developers To Build Native Apps For Its MeeGo Platform

Finnish mobile startup Jolla, which is building a new OS based on the MeeGo platform with a strong focus on China, has named a new CEO as it moves towards…

MeeGo Mobile Startup, Jolla, Names COO As New CEO As It Preps For Sailfish OS Launch; Former CEO To Focus On “Sailfish Strategy”