Amazing news released by Jolla today! As they are getting ready for their big launch event, some massive updates came across their twitter account today:
— Jolla (@JollaHQ) November 13, 2013
So now that we’re 100% sure that HERE will feature their maps application on Jolla phone, we’re however not quite sure what sort of UI or features will the application pack for us, or is it gonna support Drive mode as well? Of course! But we’ll see that quite soon! No worries there.
According to Jolla’s press release:
“Enabling fast and accurate retrieval of positioning information anywhere in the world, these services are essential for any mobile maps experience. A global map and location content offering also brings Jolla one step closer to achieving a fully equipped mobile operating system. The mapping asset is an integral part of Jolla’s complete user experience.”
“We are excited that HERE is providing its leading positioning services for Sailfish OS and that our maps application will be powered by HERE cloud services. This will help us deliver the optimal mobile maps experience to our customers,” says Jolla CEO, Tomi Pienimäki.
Thousands of Android applications available for Jolla devices through Yandex.Store’s Android app store
“Jolla users can easily download top Android applications from Yandex.Store, which run on Sailfish OS thanks to a fully compatible Android runtime provided by Myriad AG.
Currently featuring over 85,000 apps in 17 categories, Yandex.Store offers the best and most popular apps – from social networking and communication apps like Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Skype, Viber and WeChat to games like Angry Birds. Yandex.Store will provide in-app purchase opportunities and is available on smartphones and tablets in 37 languages.
An integral part of Jolla’s Sailfish OS is integrated Android compatible application runtime that Jolla has developed in co-operation with Myriad AG, a leading provider of software and services to the mobile and TV industry.
“Jolla’s strategy is always to work with the most respectable service partners in specific markets and create longterm strategic partnerships. We analysed a number of alternative Android app stores to use for our first markets in Europe, and quickly found out that Yandex’s offer is very competitive and that they are very interested in developing their app store together with us for the needs of Sailfish customers”, says Jolla CEO, Tomi Pienimäki.”
There also is a refreshed Jolla.com website for you to give a visit and enjoy!
— Jolla Users (@JollaUsers) November 13, 2013
So you might wanna check that out as well 😉
There are a lot more to come, stay tuned, we’ll be analyzing the new jolla.com and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can!
Sepehr Noori (James)