Jolla Announces A Split, To Focus On Sailfish OS Licensing

Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware on 7 July 2015 at 09:20 AM EDT. 19 Comments
Times don't appear good at Finnish phone maker Jolla that hoped to rise from the fall of Nokia's MeeGo attempts. Jolla went public today with a focus shift at the company and they'll now be spinning off their device business.

Jolla Ltd is now going to focus on Sailfish OS licensing and development while a new company will seek to let their device business live on. "As of today, the company Jolla Ltd. will concentrate on the development and licensing business of the independent and open mobile operating system Sailfish OS. A new company will be established to continue Jolla’s device business, where the company sees a specific interest from privacy-aware consumers and corporations around the world," reads the press release.

The press release went on to talk about their focus on the Linux-based Sailfish OS and their hopes to turn it into a licensing business. As far as devices go, they are still working on delivering the Jolla Tablet but had been slowed down by supply issues with certain components. The new Jolla device company will be announced after the summer.
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