Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Financial news: Jolla reaches 70M USD of funding


Jolla's funding totals up to 70M USD


Surviving against the big players in the mobile industry is a lot about funding, at least until a start-up gets all their sails up. Jolla, a Finnish company developing Sailfish OS mobile operating system, has struggled for six years against the real big players like Google's Android and that hasn't always been easy. One of the former Nokia directors told them in the beginning that they will need at least 100M USD to break into the business they aim at. Reaching the end of 5th financing round, Jolla has now received 70% of that, but they are still far away of their goal.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Jolla Tablet: All the schedule updates

Latest update: June 22, 2017

Jolla Tablet campaign, launched on November 2014, is a crowdfunded project by Jolla Oy to manufacture a PeoplePowered tablet running on Sailfish OS. Doing it together, Jolla communicated with the campaign participants in advance aiming to deliver a tablet on which the customers could have a word on. Originally planned to be shipped on May 2015. Now, more than a year two years after the launch...

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Facebook Messenger for Sailfish OS (workaround 2017)

Integrate Facebook Messenger chat on Sailfish OS Messages 

UPDATE: This workaround is outdated

Step by step guide for a workaround to get Facebook Messenger as a Sailfish OS account on Jolla Phone, Jolla Tablet or any other Sailfish OS device. Does not require Android support. Using your phone number or your unique FB-ID when logging in you will also have all your Facebook contacts integrated to the People app.

This workaround is tested to work on March 2017 using Sailfish OS 2.0.4.14 and 2.0.5.6. The test was done using a phone number known by Facebook. 

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

NOKIA smartphones! New company in Finland

NOKIA returning to mobile device markets via exclusive licence for IP and brand with HMD Global

Nokia, the "mothership" also behind Sailfish OS team Jolla Oy, have their smartphone brand held by Microsoft for a while more, but today Nokia announced a new IP and licencing agreement. New Finnish based company HMD Global is to make Nokia branded phones and tablets using Nokia patents and having Nokia member on board for ensuring quality, design and Nokia's consumer focused innovation.

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Russian company to use Sailfish OS components

Open Mobile Platform hiring developers 

Update, May 11, 2016: Jolla officially confirms licensing of Sailfish OS to Russian company "Open Mobile Platform".

May 6, 2016, Innopolis, Tatarstan, Russia. New company "Открытая мобильная платформа" (Open Mobile Platform) is about to begin the development of domestic Russian operating system for mobile devices. The new mobile operating system is suggested to be based on components of Sailfish OS. The company is already hiring employees. Russia aims to reduce the use of foreign mobile operating systems from the current 95% to 75% by 2020, and to 50% by 2025. Android and iOS down?

Monday, 9 May 2016

Sailfish OS 2.0.1.11 Taalojärvi available for all

Sailfish OS 2.0.1.11 Taalojärvi for Jolla Phone

On May 9, 2016 after a long wait of more than 6 months since the previous public release 2.0.0.10, Jolla today released a system update for Jolla Phone. Jolla Tablets got this update already a week ago. Early access testing phase took long while Jolla was hunting down a bug affecting to received phone calls. The bug has not yet confirmed to be fixed, but it's strongly suggested to be so.