There is an upheaval in the smartphone world. Brands are switching focus to software and reducing their involvements in hardware. Remember Sailfish OS? That’s the platform on which Jolla smartphones run. Jolla Ltd is the Finnish company that came into existence in 2011 to continue the heritage of Nokia and MeeGo OS. It has announced that it will be fully devoted to the development and licensing of Sailfish from now on. The announcement states that at a future date, a new company will be setup to continue the production of smartphones.
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.
The new Jolla devices company will be announced separately after the summer. This smells like the beginning of the death of Sailfish OS and Jolla smartphones. But what do we know?