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Jolla CEO says Sailfish OS to land on Android devices soon

12/01, 4:47pm

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.

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Jolla readies Sailfish OS smartphone for limited sale on November 27

11/14, 2:42pm

First 450 Jolla devices to be sold in Helsinki pop-up shop

Jolla has confirmed it will be shipping the first batch of its first smartphone, running on the MeeGo-based Sailfish OS, the on November 27. Only 450 units of the device will be available at first, with the initial batch of handsets created by ex-Nokia employees being sold at a pop-up shop in Helsinki, priced at €399 ($535).

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Jolla sells out of first-run Sailfish OS smartphones

08/21, 6:34am

Jolla notches up over $25 million in sales ahead of late 2013 launch

Finnish startup smartphone maker Jolla has sold out of its first run Sailfish OS smartphones the company has announced (pdf). The device was initially available to customers in only a few countries, before the company eventually cast its net wider, receiving orders from customers in 136 countries. First revealed in May, Jolla says that it expects to have the $515 devices in customer's hands before the end of 2013 with a second allotment being prepped for pre-order this August.

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Jolla reveals first Sailfish OS smartphone, full Android app support

05/20, 6:48am

Jolla smartphone with Sailfish OS set for release in late 2013

Jolla has revealed its first smartphone to run its Linux-based Sailfish mobile operating system. If you’re wondering how the Finnish company plans to survive in the cutthroat mobile space, things become clearer when Jolla looking at its features, which includes 100 percent app compliance with Android apps. The first handset is set to reach the market “by end of 2013” and will be simply titled “Jolla” (pronounced ‘Yo-la’) and will retail for 399€.

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Jolla releases Sailfish OS SDK for Mac, Windows and Linux

04/05, 7:35am

Jolla inches closer to launch with release of the Sailfish OS SDK

Jolla has released the Software Development Kit (SDK) for its Linux-based Sailfish mobile operating system. The SDK has been made available for Mac, Windows and Linux (32-bit and 64-bit) with its release paving the way for interested developers to create native applications for Jolla’s forthcoming handsets. The Sailfish OS also supports the Qt platform, which developers previously used for creating native apps on Nokia’s abandoned Symbian and MeeGo operating systems, making it simple for apps running on those platforms to be ported to the new OS.

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Jolla's Sailfish mobile OS shown off in new video

12/29, 10:16pm

Multitasking, gesture-driven Sailfish OS gets demo

Jolla, the smartphone company composed of former Nokia employees, has given perhaps the longest look yet at the Sailfish operating system that will power its forthcoming handsets. The company spent about eight and a half minutes with Engadget, exploring the novel interface aspects underlying Sailfish. Jolla still has yet to show off any of the hardware its system will run on; this most recent walkthrough is run off of a Nokia N950 developer handset.

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Jolla's MeeGo-based SailFish OS shown off in video

11/24, 9:51pm

Multitasking-centric OS gets sneak peek in video

Jolla, the smartphone company started by a team of ex-Nokia employees, has released a pair of new videos showing off the OS that will power its handsets, SailFish OS. The videos showcase the user interface and multitasking capabilities of the operating system, which is said to be due for release some time in 2013. In one video, viewers get a peek at the kind of hardware that SailFish will run on, but details on Jolla's actual handsets remain scarce.

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