Wednesday 18 May 2016

NOKIA smartphones! New company in Finland

NOKIA returning to mobile device markets via exclusive licence for IP and brand with HMD Global

Nokia, the "mothership" also behind Sailfish OS team Jolla Oy, have their smartphone brand held by Microsoft for a while more, but today Nokia announced a new IP and licencing agreement. New Finnish based company HMD Global is to make Nokia branded phones and tablets using Nokia patents and having Nokia member on board for ensuring quality, design and Nokia's consumer focused innovation.

Wednesday 11 May 2016

Russian company to use Sailfish OS components

Open Mobile Platform hiring developers 

Update, May 11, 2016: Jolla officially confirms licensing of Sailfish OS to a Russian company "Open Mobile Platform".

May 6, 2016, Innopolis, Tatarstan, Russia. New company "Открытая мобильная платформа" (Open Mobile Platform) is about to begin the development of domestic Russian operating system for mobile devices. The new mobile operating system is suggested to be based on components of Sailfish OS. The company is already hiring employees. Russia aims to reduce the use of foreign mobile operating systems from the current 95% to 75% by 2020, and to 50% by 2025. Android and iOS down?

Monday 9 May 2016

Sailfish OS Taalojärvi available for all

Sailfish OS Taalojärvi for Jolla Phone

On May 9, 2016 after a long wait of more than 6 months since the previous public release, Jolla today released a system update for Jolla Phone. Jolla Tablets got this update already a week ago. Early access testing phase took long while Jolla was hunting down a bug affecting to received phone calls. The bug has not yet confirmed to be fixed, but it's strongly suggested to be so.

Thursday 5 May 2016

Intex Aqua Fish smartphone specs

Intex releases entry-level smartphone with Sailfish OS in India 

On February 22, 2016, Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Spain, Intex introduced the 2nd official Sailfish OS smartphone ever to be released later in spring to the markets in India. Intex aims for a budget phone to begin with their own story on this OS.

On May 5, 2016: Launch has been delayed to the coming months. Intex Aqua Fish Full specs updated.

Tuesday 3 May 2016

[News] Jolla agrees debts, financing of $12M, new employees

Application for debt restructuring cancelled. Year 2016 secured with new financing. New employees being interviewed.

In autumn 2015 there were sad news: Employees laid off, debts on hold, file for debt restructuring. Jolla's 3rd death valley, pretty close to actual bankruptcy, was passed on December and now Jolla shares quite positive news.

This is a news analysis on Jolla's Press Release published on May 3, 2016, reflecting the latest news to those shared back in 2015. Sailfish OS seems to be having the sails up quite well right now. Will there be some wind too?