Jolla is said to have plans to roll out a custom MeeGo version known as Sailfish alongside relevant hardware sometime next month. Having access to more than 200 million pounds of funding (that’s certainly a whole lot of money to play around with!), Jolla managed to rope in interested hardware partners and also achieved progress and improvements to the operating system. The Wall Street Journal reported that Jolla has also penciled in plans to have the first piece of hardware out on the market sometime in November, making the cut quite comfortably on time for Black Friday as well as the potentially mad rush during the holiday season.
It is said that the Sailfish fork of MeeGo will continue to ply the open source route, where it will be made available readily to OEMs for installation on their hardware. Jolla will not share all of their secrets though, but will retain select segments of the UI elements as proprietary material, pretty much similar to how Google keeps a fair number of Google portions of the operating system closed source while maintaining an open source OS at the same time. What you see above reminds us of better times when Nokia and MeeGo were on good terms.
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