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After ten years, Sailfish OS maker Jolla is finally profitable

The company behind the Linux-based Sailfish OS for mobile devices has been plugging away for ten years, and now it’s finally turned a profit. Jolla was founded by a group of former Nokia employees who wanted to continue developing the Linux-based MeeGo operating system for smartphones even after Nokia shifted its focus to Windows phones […]

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Nemo Mobile brings Glacier UX to the PinePhone and other Linux handhelds

Nemo Mobile is a community-based project designed to bring Linux to smartphones and other mobile devices. That could describe a lot of Linux distributions these days, but Nemo has been around longer than most, having been in development as far back as 2012. Recently developers have begun porting Nemo’s open source Glacier UX (user interface) […]

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Sailfish OS 3.4 brings multi-user support, browser improvements, and more

Sailfish OS is a Linux-based smartphone operating system that has its roots in the discontinued Maemo, MeeGo, and Moblin projects. This week the developers released Sailfish OS 3.4 featuring an updated browser engine with bug fixes, better reliability, and support for copying and pasting HTML text in the email client, among other things. Other changes […]

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Mer Project and Sailfish OS are merging (open source, Linux-based mobile operating systems)

Mer is an open source GNU/Linux operating system designed for mobile devices. Sailfish OS, the operating system that Jolla develops for smartphones, is probably the most popular operating system based on Mer (which isn’t really saying very much). And the two projects have been closely intertwined from the get go. So it’s not exactly a […]

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Sailfish OS SDK released, develop apps for yet another smartphone OS

Jolla Mobile has released tools that will let developers create apps for the upcoming Sailfish smartphone operating system. Sailfish is a Linux-based OS that grew out of the ashes of MeeGo after Nokia ditched the project. The first Sailfish OS devices are expected to launch later this year. Like Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry, […]

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Jolla shows off Sailfish OS, based on MeeGo, coming in 2013

Early next year the folks at Jolla plan to launch a new mobile operating system called Sailfish. It’s based on the defunct MeeGo operating system created by Nokia and Intel, and the Jolla team includes a number of the folks who were responsible for MeeGo in the first place. Up until now, all we’ve really […]

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MeeGo isn’t dead yet: Jolla plans to launch smartphone with MeeGo software

Nokia may not be making smartphones with MeeGo Linux anymore, but a new company is hoping to keep the open source, Linux-based mobile software platform alive. Jolla plans introduce a new smartphone running MeeGo-based software later this year. MeeGo was formed when the Moblin netbook operating system and Maemo smartphone OS merged a few years […]

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KDE launches Partner Network for Vivaldi Tablet, other devices

The Vivaldi Tablet is a 7 inch tablet with an ARM-based processor and an open source operating system based on Mer Linux and KDE Plasma Active. It’s expected to ship next month for around €200. The US price hasn’t been announced yet. You can sign up for ordering information at the Make Play Live website, but […]

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$265 Spark Linux-based tablet shipping in May (pre-order in Feb)

The Spark is a 7 inch tablet with an open source Linux-based operating system and an open platform for apps, eBooks, and other digital content. One of the developers of the Spark project introduced the tablet last week, and now he’s posted a Q&A with far more details — including launch details. Pre-orders for the Spark tablet […]