Some rumors have been going around the new start-up, Jolla. The company has been established under the bridge program of Nokia. In fact, the developers have taken the raw material for their product from Nokia itself, MeeGo. That’s why; there have been questions around whether Jolla will support Nokia N900, a device based on Maemo platform of Nokia. In case you don’t know Maemo is predecessor of MeeGo. However, MeeGo was also abounded later on. The restarted Mer project is being governed as an open source unlike Tizen and MeeGo. Therefore, the answer is a strict “No” on whether Jolla will support Nokia N900 or any other device. It’s because officials of both the companies have agreed to cooperate under the program despite having a rivalry in the market, but to some conditions. First, Jolla is an independent venture that is being meritocracy governed and managed, unlike MeeGo Harmattan and Tizen of Samsung. Second, the Jolla developers can’t run their own developed Jolla OS on Nokia devices as it is a totally different company. Jolla will develop the new Mer project, a combination of MeeGo OS and Qt combined with Jolla technology replacing Maemo from Nokia. Also, despite the rivalry, Jolla still supports the MeeGo project which was abandoned by Nokia because they still think that MeeGo Harmattan would have been very successful if continued. According to them, Nokia N9 is still the world’s best phone. Jolla is expecting the launch of their first smart phone at the end of this year.
So, for those who are still hoping of some collaboration between the two companies, then it is by far the most indifferent wish you can ask for, even if it is the shooting star riding in front of you!