Jolla shifts efforts to Sailfish OS, exits smartphone hardware business

Finnish smartphone company Jolla has announced it will no longer be developing hardware. Instead the company will focus on developing and licensing the Sailfish operating system. Jolla says a new company will be established to take over the device business, but it sounds like Jolla is more interested in licensing its software to hardware companies […]

Jolla’s first Sailfish OS tablet coming in 2015 (Crowdfunding)

Jolla launched its first smartphone running the Sailfish Linux-based operating system last year. Now the company wants to add a tablet to its lineup, and it’s taken to crowdfunding site Indiegogo to raise money for the project. It took the company just 2 hours to meet its goals by raising $380,000 and taking pre-orders for 2000 […]

Jolla Mobile’s first Sailfish smartphone to ship by end of 2013

Jolla Mobile is revealing a few more details about the company’s first smartphone, and the first device to ship with the Sailfish operating system. The company introduced the phone earlier this year, and started taking pre-orders. But now Jolla Mobile is providing more details about the phone’s specs. It’s equipped with a 1.4 GHz Qualcomm […]

Jolla closes first round of Sailfish smartphone pre-orders, coming soon for $500

Jolla Mobile plans to launch its first smartphone by the end of the year. It’s a 4.5 inch phone with a dual-score processor, 16GB of storage, and the Sailfish operating system. That’s a Linux-based operating system that rose out of the ashes of the discontinued MeeGo Linux project. The company started taking pre-orders a few […]

Jolla’s first Sailfish smartphone coming this year for about $500

Jolla Mobile has unveiled the first smartphone designed to run the company’s open source Sailfish operating system. It’s expected to ship in some European markets by the end of the year for €399, which is about $513 US. Sailfish is a Linux-based operating system that picks up where MeeGo left off… or rather where Nokia left […]

Sailfish OS makes the rounds, shows up in unexpected places (videos)

Sailfish is a new operating system for smartphones and tablets, but it’s based on software that’s been around for a while. It’s basically a continuation of the open source MeeGo Linux-based operating system which Nokia abandoned when the Finnish phone maker jumped on Microsoft’s Windows Phone bandwagon. This week the folks at Jolla Mobile released […]

Jolla releases Sailfish OS Alpha developer tools (MeeGo revisited)

Jolla Mobile has released the first version of a software developer kit for Sailfish, a new operating system for mobile devices that’s based on Nokia’s abandoned MeeGo Linux platform. It will likely be a little while before we start to see phones or other devices ship with Sailfish, but developers interested in kicking the tires […]