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Jolla CEO says Sailfish OS to land on Android devices soon

updated 04:47 pm EST, Sun December 1, 2013

Nokia successor says it's targeting Android devices

Jolla CEO Tomi Pienimaki says that his company's Sailfish OS is indeed compatible with Android devices and that Jolla will make it available to run on those devices in the near future. Pienimaki's remarks came in the course of an interview with Talouselama Magazine, and the Jolla chief pointed to the Chinese market as a potential area of expansion for the company. He also reaffirmed that Jolla is both a devices business and an OS business.

""That is the plan. We are on device business and OS business. It is fairly easy to install the OS on Android devices", Pienimäki said. "There is no such culture in these parts of the world [Finland], but there are people that are installing new operating systems on their devices. In China it is mainstream. About half of the smartphone buyers are upgrading their older or cheaper devices with a better version of Android."

Pienimaki says that it would be possible for Jolla to distribute its operating system with a focus on China, but he does not expect that the company will make any money trying to sell its upstart OS. Instead, he says that Jolla will try to build market share and then generate revenue via applications, services, or advertising.



The company will still have something of a task ahead of it in making sure that Sailfish will run on multiple device types. With the proliferation of Android device manufacturers - especially smaller device makers in Asia - Google itself has had a hard time getting its Android operating system to run smoothly across its install base. Pienimaki, though, remained confident that his company can tweak Sailfish to run on a range of devices.

Jolla devices went on limited sale in late November. Only 450 Jolla units were available initially, with the initial batch created by ex-Nokia employees and sold in Helsinki.



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