Jolla will reveal its MeeGo-based Sailfish OS on November 21

Jolla will reveal its MeeGo-based Sailfish OS on November 21
The day we'll finally be able to see what Jolla has been working on for the last year and a half is getting closer and closer. Jolla Mobile has announced that it will showcase its first handset by the end of the year, and its MeeGo-based Sailfish OS on November 21.

In fact, there have been some interesting developments around that Sailfish OS. It turns out that Jolla has founded a new Sailfish software alliance, the members of which are still undisclosed. However, this way, Jolla has managed to raise about $259 million that will go towards the development of the software. Now, on top of that Sailfish OS, which will include underlying MeeGo code, as well as additional features added by Jolla, the manufacturer will also add its own Jolla UI, which will be present in Jolla's smartphones. This way, customers will get a unique Jolla user experience with its phones.

Interestingly, the latest efforts of the developers have been thrown at "the scalability and user experience based on MeeGo in order to be able to support multiple different device categories," which hints that the company might have plans to use the OS for other devices like tablets.

The new OS and interface will be presented in Finland, at the Slush start-up conference, taking place on November 21-22. Perhaps the even more exciting news is that Jolla will actually unveil its pilot device by the end of this year, along with its release date. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like the phone will be ready to go on sale for the Holiday season, but who knows, miracles happen every day.

Here's the full Jolla release:



via: TechCrunch

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8 Comments

1. Medel

Posts: 84; Member since: May 31, 2011

MeeGo and Maemo FTW! and the main OS of Nokia :D

2. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

I wish best luck for the guys working hard at Jolla... Somewhere I read that Jolla can run Android apps almost good as native apps. It is considered that the OS will also support Tizen apps when it comes out. If this is true then wow! We would be having a truly versatile OS with bright future. And knowing the finns I'm sure they'd maintain good customer relations, while rectifying the mistakes Nokia made in the past.

3. akr91

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 06, 2012

I think nokia is secretly helping jolla....coz they kow meego is awesome

4. fongy

Posts: 41; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

I reckon their success will all rest on the desirability of their handsets... (and compatibility with the likes of Android apps, etc.) If they come up with something original, different and funky, they're in with a chance... They need to make a very big splash! Good luck to them, always nice to see people innovate and bring in new ways of interacting with mobiles!

5. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

They definitely have Nokia's blessing... May the force be with you...Jolla! :D

6. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Wishing you all the very best, Meego, Maemo and Jolla.....

7. Maddy

Posts: 31; Member since: Sep 13, 2012

MeeGo => you will definitely go for top spot one day...!!!!

8. RapidCat

Posts: 351; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

my hope. no company will sue jolla

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