There has been an article released by Helsingin Sanomat just a few days ago and as it happened, Jollasuomi has covered it on their website and since they were both in Finnish language I thought maybe it’s preferred by some people to read it in English rather than using Google translate which is plainly rubbish in translating Finnish to English. [Try it and experience some laughter 😉 ]
There are some highlights about this particular report/article that caught our eyes which I will be pointing out here:
This article reveals that how many Nokia employees were actually very disappointed about the change of strategy and stopping the development of MeeGo which resulted them to sell themselves to Microsoft just a while ago.
“The Windows Phone + Nokia was the wrong life boat” – Sami Pienimäki.
“I thought about it over the weekend and said that something has to be done about this matter” – Sami Pienimäki.
In the interview he also explains how the current Jolla founders Marc Dillon, Stefano Mosconi and Jussi Hurmola agreed, and decided to set up a small company with Sami named Jolla which introduced the MeeGo based operating system named Sailfish in the fall of 2012 and told the company to launch the phone in the same year, however, it is known that the schedule was collapsed due to some miscommunication and therefore after Jussi Hurmola resigned from the company in the fall of 2012, Jolla was forced to change their components suppliers and change the direction a little bit. Jolla changed the chipset to Qualcomm’s chipsets and at the same time Jolla carried out a daring Android compatibility which logically is a very good decision. Jolla also wants to bring Sailfis OS to other smartphone manufacturers and they can install it to their own smartphones and other devices, similar that Google does it with its Android OS.
The company [Jolla] does not want to be the “New Nokia” but they rather be at the Google’s position and dominate the OS providers wars.
Company is probably going to have good times ahead, as many are tired of the same operating systems and are looking for something new. Jolla smartphone is promised to enter the market before the end of this year, and the Finnish tele operator DNA is among the first operators to sell Jolla phone.
Oh and there’s a video that I wasn’t able to embed it into our website since I guess it’s uploaded on HS’s own servers most probably. So visit their website mentioned in the source link and take a look at the new video featuring new icon designs which we haven’t seen before.