Its been a little over two years since the birth of Jolla. The company was created shortly after then-CEO of Nokia, Stephen Elop, dismantled the Meego team and decided to pioneer Nokia's future with Windows Phone. While things didn't fair so well for Nokia, the ex-Nokia staff that formed Jolla has slowly and steadily solidified its small place in the mobile world. Today, Jolla has announced that they will refocus their efforts on their Sailfish OS licensing and development business and create a new company dedicated to hardware.
Before the release of its tablet late last year, it had been quite some time since Jolla released or updated its hardware offerings. Although it is clear that there is still demand for Jolla product, Jolla has said that they will drive most of its effort into expanding its software licensing and Sailfish OS. Recently, Jolla has made strides in expanding its mobile OS by working with a Russian smartphone manufacturer and replacing Android on the highly unique YotaPhone. Although the company and its software are a far cry from being in a dominant position, with the new changes, Jolla is doubling down on its effort to become the third mobile OS.