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Sailfish v3 sets its sights on 4G feature phones

With the smartphone OS market almost entirely sewn up between Google and Apple, what’s an alternative operating system maker to do? Take an interest in feature phones, that’s what. Today 

Jolla inks exclusive license to kick-start its Android alternative in China

Mobile OS maker Jolla, whose Sailfish platform remains one of the few smartphone alternatives in play these days, has signed an exclusive license to a Chinese consortium to develop a Sailfish-based OS

Jolla’s Sailfish OS now certified as Russian government’s first ‘Android alternative’

The future for one of the few remaining alternative mobile OS platforms, Jolla's Sailfish OS, looks to be taking clearer shape. Today the Finnish company which develops and maintains the core code, wi

Magic Leap goes to Finland in pursuit of Nordic VR and AR talent

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Smartphone sales growth will drop to single digits in 2016, says Gartner

Analyst Gartner is expecting a big drop in smartphone sales growth, projecting the market will shrink from 14.4 per cent growth in 2015 to just 7 per cent in 2016 — with only 1.5 billion smart

Jolla launches a community device program for its Sailfish mobile OS

Just when you thought Finnish mobile OS maker Jolla had given up on making its own hardware, given its recent financing troubles which led to it having to shutter a planned tablet, it gets back in the

Jolla closes $12M Series C for its Sailfish mobile OS licensing business

Alternative mobile OS maker, Jolla, whose Sailfish licensing business aims to compete with Google's Android platform by offering OEMs the ability to tailor the mobile platform to their needs, has clos

Jolla Signs African OEM Mi-Fone To Sell Sailfish-Powered Handsets

Mobile OS maker Jolla, who with its Android alternative Sailfish has been trying to carve out a niche for a third platform in the smartphone space for the past five years, has announced it’s signed

Marc Dillon Takes CEO Role At Smarter Mobile Charger Startup, Asmo

Former Jolla co-founder Marc Dillon has a new job in hardware: Finnish startup Asmo, which has been crowdfunding a mobile charger that switches off automatically when the device is fully charged, has

Jolla Confirms The Sailfish Tablet Is Dead

Hardware is always hard. But if you're playing at the margins of a mobile ecosystem dominated by Android and iOS, well, it's best described as a bloodbath. To wit: Finland's Jolla, which makes its own

Sailfish OS Lives To Fight Android Another Day As Jolla Secures Series C Funding

Finnish mobile OS maker Jolla, whose Sailfish platform is one of the few remaining alternatives trying to fight the Android-iOS duopoly, has pulled out of its latest financing death valley by closing

Mobile OS Maker Jolla To Cut Half Its Staff, Restructure Its Debt After Funding Stalls

Finnish alternative mobile OS startup Jolla is facing the situation startups dread the most: running out of financing to keep the business going in the way they'd like. Today the Sailfish OS maker sai

Unseen Art Is Crowdfunding An Open Source Platform To Make Fine Art Accessible Via 3D Printing

Making art more accessible to blind and visually impaired people is founder Marc Dillon's new mission. After almost a quarter century working in the mobile industry -- latterly at alternative mobile O

Sailfish Update Seeks To Simplify Jolla’s Alternative Mobile OS

It's been a long time coming but Finnish mobile startup Jolla has pushed the release button for early users to get their hands on an overhauled version of its mobile interface, Sailfish.

Marc Dillon, Jolla’s Rock’n’Roll Co-Founder, Departs

Dillon's visibility and personal passion for Sailfish has, at times, made him feel like the de facto face of the entire Sailfish project -- eclipsing the other co-founders with his call-to-arms convic

Jolla Opens Up More Sailfish Tablet Pre-Orders

Finnish mobile maker Jolla has opened up additional pre-orders for its forthcoming Sailfish tablet. It said today that a "limited" batch of additional slates is now available to pre-order via its onli

India’s Snapdeal, Intex Seek An Android Alternative

Finnish smartphone OS startup Jolla has inked the first licensing deal for its Android alternative Sailfish OS, some three years after starting out on a grand plan to save the in-house OS Nokia was ab

Mobile Maker Jolla Splits In Two, With Sailfish OS Its First Order Of Business

Software or hardware? Finnish mobile device and Sailfish OS maker Jolla has always intended doing both. But that could be changing. Today the company announced it's forking itself, splitting its busin

Jolla Pushes BRICS Partnerships To Target Android In Emerging Markets

Finnish mobile upstart Jolla, whose linux-based Sailfish OS is marketed as a more flexible alternative to the dominant platforms of Android and iOS, is stepping up its push to win friends and influenc

Hands On With Jolla’s Sailfish Slate, The Tablet Without A U.S. OS

Finland's Jolla, the plucky startup that's built its own mobile OS, called Sailfish, atop the Mer open source project, is showing off its forthcoming, crowdsourced tablet here at Mobile World Congress
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