Finnish smartphone startups Jolla is expanding into the Asian market. The company has just announced that it will be arriving soon to India, where the Jolla smartphone will be exclusively available at India’s largest e-commerce marketplace, Snapdeal.com.
Jolla’s first smartphone’s hardware had support for 4G LTE connectivity, but the OS itself was released without support for that connection. The latest update – the seventh since the device was made available to the public seven months ago – now fixes that alongside the introduction of plenty of new features.
With a rugged outlook and jet black leather pants, it’s hard to imagine that Marc Dillon is a COO and co-founder to one of Finland’s hottest startups. The 11-year ex-Nokia veteran speaks with a demeanour unlike most professionals, and his energy is infectious as he interacts with everyone he meets at Jolla’s MWC 2014 booth. […]
Jolla’s MeeGo-derived Sailfish mobile operating system is all set to exit its beta stage in March, where the Finnish company is ready to finally unleash Sailfish to the world. At its booth at MWC 2014, the company not only showed off its Jolla smartphone, it also showcased several Android devices running on Sailfish OS – […]
Finnish startups Jolla has announced that its alternative mobile operating system, Sailfish, will soon exit the beta tag with its upcoming software update coming in March. With that, Jolla states that the platform is now ready for global distribution. In addition, the company has also stated that the OS will soon be available to flash […]
For all the loyal Nokia N9 fans out there, Jolla has just breathed new life into your device! In a thread posted on Maemo.org, titled “Porting Saifish onto an N9, there are step by step instructions on how to get the MeeGo successor up and running on your device. I know that there are many […]
In addition to finally releasing the first Jolla smartphone, Finnish startups Jolla have also uploaded an extensive user guide on its website. The guide, which is also bundled in with every purchase of the Jolla device, offers not just a glimpse, but a thorough walkthrough of using the device, and navigating on the new Sailfish […]
Over in Helsinki, Finland, the first Jolla smartphone is now in the hands of the first pre-order customer. The Sailfish OS-running smartphone, the first in the world, was finally unveiled to the world at an event organized by the company and its carrier partner, DNA. For now, those who have made their pre-orders back in […]
Confirming an earlier tweet from last week, Jolla’s Sailfish operating system will be powered by Nokia’s HERE mapping and positioning technology. In addition, the company also announced that Jolla smartphone owners will be able to download Android apps from Yandex, an alternative Android store. The integration of Nokia’s HERE technologies was one of the most […]
With “The Other Half” Smart Covers, Jolla’s Mid-Range Smartphone May Be the Disruptive Device the Industry Needs
Jolla has finally revealed detailed specifications on its first ever smartphone’s hardware. The smartphone, which will run on the company’s new Sailfish mobile operating system, looks to match its mid-range €399 price tag with equally mid-range hardware. The ace up Jolla’s sleeve, however, could be the game-changing Other Half smart covers – in addition to its […]
Jolla’s Sailfish OS Now Compatible for Both Android App and Hardware Ecosystems; Pre-Orders to Open Again This Week
Finnish mobile startups Jolla has announced a major breakthrough with its Sailfish mobile operating system. The alternative mobile operating system is now compatible with both the Android app and hardware ecosystems, a significant step for the fledgling platform. While it has been known for some time that the Sailfish platform has an Android compatibility layer […]
Jolla Confirms Second Batch of Production for Sailfish-Running Smartphone; Retains End-2013 Shipping Target
Finnish smartphone startups Jolla revealed that its pre-order campaign received orders from 136 countries, as the company prepares to begin shipping them by the end of this year, in line with its initial expectations. In addition, due to the positive response from consumers and industry partners alike, Jolla also confirmed that the company will begin […]
Finnish Startups Adaia Rises from Nokia’s Ashes to Produce World’s First Adventure Smartphone, Powered by Android
Adaia, a Finnish startup comprising of sixteen ex-Nokia employees are developing a range of premium Android smartphones which will debut next year in three countries: the US, UK and their native Finland. Unlike other premium smartphone manufacturers, however, Adaia’s idea is wholly different: Adaia’s premium devices will be reinforced with tough materials such as titanium […]
Oh Jolla, I believed in you. I believed that the Sailfish OS would be one of the most interesting and fun additions to the Mobile Phone market to break up the humdrum that is the current 4 pronged race. Despite not being a rabid follower, I kept up to date about the “The Other Half” […]
So “the other half” has been revealed. And, after speculation from fans that went a little over the top, it was perhaps somewhat deflating to know that this “other half” Jolla is referring to is…you. Ahead of its Jolla Love Day launch event in Helsinki, Jolla has revamped its website and finally showed the world […]
Is the sun setting on MeeGo, or merely rising to welcome Sailfish? In three days, a fire shall be rekindled. In three days, the dream shall be relived. In three days, the other half shall be revealed. In three days, Jolla will announce its first-ever smartphone. The mobile world may never be the same.
“I AM THE OTHER HALF”. What could it possibly mean? The title of Jolla’s first teaser trailer, posted on its official YouTube channel late last night probably kept many fans this side of the world awake wondering just what the teaser trailer meant. The Finnish startup has now gone full steam ahead with hyping up […]
In addition to Jolla’s earlier announcement on its management level reshuffle, Jolla chairman Antti Saarnio also let out a key bit of information: Sailfish OS, the MeeGo-based mobile operating system developed by the company, can be installed and run on Android devices. Saarnio, who had previously revealed that the first Jolla smartphone will be announced […]
Update: Jolla has released a press statement regarding the management changes, and is available here. Jolla’s top management has been reshuffled again, with current CEO Marc Dillon replaced as well as the addition of new members to the Jolla board. Replacing Dillon is Tomi Pienimäki, an expert in logistics and supply chain whose previous position was CIO of Itella […]
Earlier today it was revealed that Jolla may be unveiling their debut smartphone as early as next month. That certainly got many interested, especially since the news came via an interview with Jolla chairman Antti Saarnio. The interview was conducted in Finnish, however, which gave rise to potential misquotes and “lost in translation” scenarios. On […]