Jolla’s Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer Marc Dillon has made his second blog post on the official Jolla blog where sailors try to connect more directly to their community and basically anyone outside the company who is passionate to know what’s going on in the company, and to try to deliver their “transparency” promise and idea which is in fact in their slogan.
Great move indeed, from Jolla. For that matter we can now see what’s going on, how are tey progressing and what’s going to happen when it comes to their future plans and this time it is MWC 2015, Jolla Tablet and what they are planning to deliver by March 2015.
Sailfish OS development
This part has been talked about before, in our previous post about Jolla’s Roadmap for 2015.
But as Mr. Dillon emphasizes :
The starting point in our Sailfish OS development is, that during 2015 we will see Sailfish OS evolve into a scalable mobile operating system capable of running on a range of devices with different form factors. It will also bring a renewed Sailfish OS user interface (UI). We plan to demo this evolution at Mobile World Congress in March 2015. We have now started to work full speed on the new UI framework changes and are currently in the prototyping phase. Our main driver is to introduce changes that:
1) enhance user experience on the phone and tablet; 2) strengthen the platform (OS) core; and 3) simplify implementation for a better managed code base.
Important areas we work on now include system update improvements, adaptation work for the tablet, and further performance improvements, to mention a few. During this month, we’re also working on the following new features:
MWC is only weeks away and Jolla is going to be there for sure. I hope I get the chance to go there as well since it’s simply amazing to behold and be a part of.
As we all know, before MWC there is a rather smaller event in Belgium for open source communities to meet up and have a chat and plan for the future called FOSDEM that Jolla is going to be a part of it this year right before MWC, but we’re here to talk MWC for the most.
Marc Dillon has revealed what are their initial MWC plans in his post and without any further ado, let’s see what they are:
Events: MWC 2015 and FOSDEM!
This month on the business and marketing side of things we’re working hard on preparing our presence at the biggest mobile industry event Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 . A dedicated Jolla team, with people from different functions, are traveling to (hopefully warm) Barcelona, to show some Jolla love and passion to the MWC crowd! This month we’re working on the general messaging, the whole fair set-up, talking to partners, and planning all the activities on location. We’re also planning to do some community activity there, and we’ll inform more on this when the plans get clearer.
In the end, Marc has revealed some pictures of his (their) recent visit to their factory in Asia (Well, China I guess?) that shows the tablet prototype is under manufacture and there are some ready units (at least by the looks) available as well. My only concern would be the rear camera placement which is… weird. It’s under the Jolla logo meaning if we wanna take a picture with our tablets (Heaven forbids) the camera location isn’t the best for the ease of use. But considering it’s still a prototype, let’s wait more.
Are those pictures a hint that we’re going to see the tablet at MWC? Probably, yet probably not. There is no mention on Marc’s post therefore we can’t conclude anything but we still have the right to keep our fingers crossed!
For more on Marc’s latest post please visit The Official Jolla Blog and leave your feedback there! Also, keep your fingers crossed for me to get to MWC and cover everything for you all like last year, with more speed and better quality.