Massive news here for Jolla owners or fans for the coming months (and year!)
Enough with the basics, let’s cut to the chase!
Finnish magazine “Iltalehti” or “The Evening Magazine” according to Google translate, has interviewed the ship’s captain, Marc Dillon about the future of the company and surely there have been very interesting conversations there such as:
- Next Jolla device will be announced no later than next year
- New update in fall will have tons of new features!
ReviewJolla has translated the article and I’m going to quote*:
Next Jolla phone will be introduced no later than next year
After informing about price reduction a while ago Jolla is frantically looking for new partners around the world. The company’s co-founder and Head of Software Development, Marc Dillon says to the magazine that the company will soon deliver “big news”.
According to the magazine Jolla is opening in sales in Asia, probably in China. This would mean co-operation with at least one Chinese operator.
Instead, Jolla has no plans towards the United States [edit.note: according to the article].
Jolla phone’s back cover allows uploading additional features, such as image- and audio files, to the phone with switching the back cover. Jolla is also negotiating new co-operations in relation to these additional features.
New update coming soon
According to Dillon Jolla has connected development of new products to their strategy since the beginning. He did not want to reveal the next phone model’s release date.
– Not later than next year, he says.
– It comes with new content and new features.
Of the update Dillon reveals that there will be a significant improvement in controlling multiple applications at the same time [multitasking, edit.note]. Moving from an application to another will happen more quickly with a new kind of application view.
“Windows Phone is not sexy”
Dillon says that in terms of Jolla, problem in the mobile market is that the user experience between expensive and cheap Android phones is very similar.
– Android is a safe choice, while the Apple is being “cool”. I believe that Jolla, in this sense, offers an interesting, different option. Many people want to support Jolla as it’s offering something new.
In contrast, Microsoft’s mobile operating system is not a formidable competitor to Jolla according to Dillon.
– Windows Phone is not sexy!
Jolla’s challenge has been a new kind of operating system with touch gestures differing from other platforms such as Android. The company has strived to make the phone easier to use via updates.
– Different gestures have been challenging for new users. We have tried to make this easier.
Updates have also improved the Sailfish browser and [the phone’s] battery life. Dillon says that even in heavy use, the battery should last for more than a day.
*The quoted text has been taken directly from ReviewJolla blog.
You can find the original article at iltalehti.fi in Finnish language.
You can also find the translated article on ReviewJolla blog.
There is another Finnish article regarding this interview on JollaSuomi.fi