Jolla is still pushing to make Sailfish OS relevant

Jolla is still pushing to make Sailfish OS relevant
Chances are you've never even heard of Sailfish OS, or, in the rare case you have, you're not exactly sure what it is. In short, Jolla, the company behind Sailfish OS, started the project following the disastrous failure of MeeGo, once Nokia's bet on the future of smartphones. The project never really panned out, despite Jolla making several devices running the OS, but a couple of new developments could indicate the company isn't really dead yet.

Firstly, Jolla announced recently that it's working with Sony to port its Sailfish OS to Sony's Open Devices Program, meaning Xperia devices, which normally run Android, will soon become compatible with the OS. The project will be helmed by Sony, rather than Jolla, and will start with a port for last year's Sony Xperia X, which will be released some time before the end of Q2 2017.

The second, and also bigger, announcement is Jolla's new partnership with an unnamed Chinese consortium, with the aim to develop a separate, stable OS based on Sailfish. This could prove to be a successful venture for the troubled company, with the consortium investing $250 million in the new venture. Several months ago, a version of Sailfish OS also became the first mobile OS certified for corporate use by the government of Russia, so the future is looking a tad brighter for the company by the day.

source: Jolla 1, 2

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12 Comments

1. liberalsnowflake

Posts: 273; Member since: Feb 24, 2017

Hats off to sony for having the guts to go with alternative operating system. Jolla has all the bells and whistles for competing with the duopoly of android and apple lame ios operating system.

2. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I feel like most of your comments are fake and not at all what you actually think, of course that could just be me.

3. liberalsnowflake

Posts: 273; Member since: Feb 24, 2017

Even I feel same about you're comments.

6. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Lol just saying you feel the same about me isn't really a comeback. I can a sure you that I meant every last word of what I said, that is 100% how I feel about your comments. For the record, I always say what I feel and give my unbiased option not matter what, I'm myself online and IRL I have no need to be fake. I am now certain you are a troll!!

7. liberalsnowflake

Posts: 273; Member since: Feb 24, 2017

according to my judgment you arr troll too

12. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Me a troll, not on this account lol. I was a troll for like a week on a different account, got boring real quick and I stooped on 03 oct 2015.

8. liberalsnowflake

Posts: 273; Member since: Feb 24, 2017

By the way I don't care what you feel about my comments. I am entitled to express my opinion even if it is 100% true or not. I just don't care about your feelings trigglypuff.

11. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

That pokemon's name is Wigglytuff BTW LOL.

4. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I need to want it more badly and have deeper pocket than Microsoft to have a shot. So not likely to succeed.

5. SailfishOS

Posts: 108; Member since: Nov 06, 2016

The phone i've been waiting for... Wanted nokia to produce a phone with it but i'm happy that Sony did

9. salami1980

Posts: 80; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Very Good step from Sony, really going with Jolla OS is such a big step. Well Done Sony. I may get the Xperia X to try the Jolla OS.

10. blattlaus

Posts: 75; Member since: Dec 12, 2010

After how they handled their Indiegogo campaign, I have no trust in Jolla.

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