Neowin News Feed for: Jolla Neowin News Feed for: Jolla en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Gemini PDA picks up Jolla Sailfish OS support with initial "community edition" <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Jolla announced during Mobile World Congress that it would be bringing its Sailfish OS to the Gemini PDA. Now, the company has made a &quot;community edition&quot; available for download for the device. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Timi Cantisano) Wed, 27 Jun 2018 03:24:01 +0000 Youyota is launching a Jolla Tablet lookalike with Sailfish OS <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="×438)_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Youyota&#039;s new tablet is a carbon copy of the first Jolla Tablet. The company is currently running a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo and has already surpassed its initial target of $50,000. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Faisal Ahmed) Mon, 10 Jul 2017 19:04:01 +0000 Jolla on MWC roll as it adds support for Xperia devices <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Jolla is on an announcement roll today. The Finnish firm has just announced that the Sony Xperia line of devices will get official support for Sailfish OS by the end of the second quarter. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Mon, 27 Feb 2017 18:44:01 +0000 Jolla is aiming to build a local mobile OS aimed at China <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Jolla has announced a Chinese consortium to help bring its open source OS to the Chinese market similarly to how it did in Russia. Several major Chinese firms have expressed an interest in joining. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Mon, 27 Feb 2017 16:12:01 +0000 Latest Sailfish OS update improves basic functionality, adds support for VPNs and more <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The latest Sailfish OS update, codenamed Iijoki, includes support for copy &amp; paste in the browser, VPNs and more. You can get it now if your Jolla account is registered for Early Access. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Florin Bodnarescu ) Mon, 13 Feb 2017 17:26:01 +0000 Russian government certifies Jolla's Sailfish OS as first official Android alternative <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Jolla&#039;s Android/iOS alternative Sailfish mobile OS has achieved domestic certification in Russia, amid attempts by the Russian government to reduce reliance on Western tech giants. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jett Goldsmith) Wed, 30 Nov 2016 19:36:01 +0000 7 Days: A week of Microsoft mobiles, Apple's sales slide, and Windows 10 anticipation <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>From Verizahoo and HERE WeGo, to the Lumia 2020, BlackBerry&#039;s droid clone, Jolla&#039;s fishy friend, all things Air, and Nintendo&#039;s new play thing, it&#039;s our regular roundup of the week&#039;s top tech news. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Sat, 30 Jul 2016 20:01:03 +0000 Jolla announces availability of first third-party Sailfish OS phone, the $80 Intex Aqua Fish <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A year after announcing plans to license its OS to other manufacturers, Jolla has revealed that the first third-party device running Sailfish is now available, priced at just over $80. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:54:01 +0000 Jolla starts processing refunds for Indiegogo backers of its failed tablet <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>After being brought back from the brink for the third time, Jolla has begun to accept refund requests for its tablet well over a year after the original campaign appeared on Indiegogo. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Boyd Chan) Fri, 18 Mar 2016 03:10:01 +0000 "Many" Android OEMs look set to release Ubuntu devices this year <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Canonical&#039;s CEO, Jane Silber, says that we should expect more hardware partners to ship Ubuntu phones and tablets later this year. Names of partner companies have not been disclosed yet. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Fri, 12 Feb 2016 08:08:01 +0000 What really happened to Jolla and why many backers won't get a tablet <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>It wasn&#039;t that long ago when an ex-Nokia team formed Jolla and gave many hope of a spiritual successor to MeeGo. Now, Jolla is facing turmoil, revealing its story about facing extinction. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Timi Cantisano) Mon, 01 Feb 2016 18:40:01 +0000 Jolla to ship its last 540 Tablets, will try to refund other customers "within a year" <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Jolla will ship its last 540 Tablets next month, but &quot;thousands&quot; of other customers will be offered half of their refund this quarter, and the other half in 2017 - &quot;financial situation permitting&quot;. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Fri, 29 Jan 2016 15:54:01 +0000 Jolla announces that it is unable to fulfill all Jolla Tablet crowdfunding perks <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>After clawing itself back from the brink of bankruptcy, Jolla has dropped a new bombshell by announcing that not all backers of its crowdfunded Jolla Tablet will actually receive the device. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Boyd Chan) Sat, 02 Jan 2016 05:52:01 +0000 Jolla secures financing to emerge from "latest death valley"; Sailfish OS lives on <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Things looked bleak for Jolla last month, but the company has managed to secure new funding. However, it says it now plans to reduce costs by focusing its efforts on &#039;core development&#039; of Sailfish OS. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Fri, 18 Dec 2015 14:03:20 +0000 7 Days: A week of iPad Pro-blems, Zune's swansong, and Windows update upset <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>From Bing reimagined and Lumia launches, to Windows Phone&#039;s 1.7%, PS2 on PS4, Anonymous v ISIS, Black Friday buildup, and Jolla in &#039;death valley&#039;, it&#039;s our regular roundup of the week&#039;s top tech news. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Sun, 22 Nov 2015 03:24:09 +0000 Jolla will "temporarily layoff a big part of its personnel", files for debt restructuring <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>It looks like Jolla may be in a bit of trouble as it has announced plans to enter a debt restructuring program in Finland. If this wasn&#039;t enough, Jolla has also announced &quot;temporary layoffs&quot;. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Timi Cantisano) Fri, 20 Nov 2015 16:56:01 +0000 Jolla releases its first preview of Sailfish OS 2.0 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Almost two months after unveiling Sailfish OS 2.0, Jolla has released its &#039;early access&#039; preview of the new OS, which features a refreshed UI, and a range of new features for phones and tablets. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Wed, 09 Sep 2015 14:42:01 +0000 Jolla Tablet now available to pre-order - but only in "limited quantities" <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Jolla&#039;s crowdfunded Tablet has a Bay Trail processor and promises &quot;the best multitasking experience on the market&quot;, and it&#039;s now available to pre-order priced from €267 EUR - but supplies are limited. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Thu, 20 Aug 2015 17:38:01 +0000 7 Days: A week of Windows 10 launch prep, Android flagships and lessons for Cortana <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>From the rise of Jolla and Nokia&#039;s smartphone return, to Google&#039;s Photos faux pas, OnePlus invites, and the $169 Windows &#039;Cloudbook&#039;, it&#039;s our regular roundup of the week&#039;s top tech news. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Sat, 18 Jul 2015 23:48:29 +0000 Jolla announces Sailfish 2.0 with new UI; third-party Sailfish OS devices on the way <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Jolla has unveiled Sailfish 2.0 with a &quot;totally new and visually refreshed&quot; UI and improved Android app performance, and Sailfish devices are on the way from Jolla&#039;s first hardware partner for the OS. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Thu, 16 Jul 2015 17:38:01 +0000 Jolla splits business, refocuses efforts on software <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Currently, Jolla is a niche product. Although they have created two popular hardware products, it looks as though Jolla is looking to refocus its efforts on its software business. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Timi Cantisano) Tue, 07 Jul 2015 17:40:01 +0000 Russia is building its own smartphone OS based on Jolla Sailfish <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Russian government wants to reduce its dependence on foreign software, and has announced plans to develop its own smartphone operating system, based on the open-source Jolla Sailfish OS. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Tue, 19 May 2015 12:08:01 +0000 Jolla adds stretch goals for its Tablet requesting MicroSDHC, Split screen and 3.5G support <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>In just a few hours Jolla managed to blast past its $380k goal to bring a tablet to the masses that will seriously undercut the big players in the same market, now they want to add more features. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:42:01 +0000 Jolla co-founder and COO Marc Dillon talks past, present, and future at Slush 2014 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Jolla unveiled the impressive Jolla Tablet last week. Marc Dillon, COO and co-founder of Jolla also took the time to discuss the past, present, and future of Jolla at Slush 2014. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Timi Cantisano) Tue, 25 Nov 2014 02:04:01 +0000 7 days: A week of Azure outages, Black Friday deals, a Windows 10 kernel change and "becoming Clippy" <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>This week saw devastating Azure outages, lot&#039;s of Black Friday deals and plenty of Windows 10 news which included a kernel change in our in-depth tech roundup of the week. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Sun, 23 Nov 2014 12:32:02 +0000 Jolla unveils affordable tablet; asks for your contributions to make it real [Update] <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Jolla, the company made up of mainly ex-Nokia folks, has unveiled its new tablet project today and an Indiegogo campaign to go alongside it. The tablet comes with decent specs and is priced at $189. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:28:01 +0000 Jolla could be announcing a new handset or tablet on November 19th <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Jolla has unveiled a new teaser image that suggests the ex-Nokia team will announce a new device next week. Although details are scarce, the tagline could suggest a new phablet or tablet device. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Timi Cantisano) Fri, 14 Nov 2014 18:28:01 +0000 Magnetic keyboard for Jolla reportedly making its debut on Kickstarter <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Jolla phone owners get ready: a new accessory is making its debut. The new illuminated and magnetically attached keyboard will be available in the next day on Kickstarter. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Timi Cantisano) Tue, 04 Nov 2014 02:56:01 +0000 Jolla phone launches in India, available exclusively via Snapdeal for Rs.16,499 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Jolla phone is now available in India - exclusively through - for Rs.16,499, offering a dual-core Snapdragon 400, 1GB RAM, 8MP camera and a 4.5-inch 960x540px display. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:30:01 +0000 7 Days: A week of OS updates, Twitter-tastrophes and killer Windows teddy bears <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>From new Windows Phones and OS previews, to Twitter tragedies, curious comments and Windows in your windows, we take a look back at some of the highlights from this week&#039;s tech news on Neowin. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Sun, 24 Aug 2014 20:14:33 +0000 Jolla chairman: We are the third mobile OS <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The chairman of Jolla - formed by ex-Nokia employees, and which created the Jolla Phone and Sailfish OS - believes that his OS, not Windows Phone or BlackBerry, is &quot;the third mobile operating system&quot;. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:03:37 +0000 Jolla Phone heading into new markets this summer <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Jolla smartphone created by ex-Nokia employees who worked on the Maemo/Meego operating system and the Nokia N9, will soon be launching in India through a local e-commerce partner. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Shreyas Gandhe) Sat, 19 Jul 2014 14:36:47 +0000 Jolla is looking for testers for its new Android launcher <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Ex-Nokia team Jolla is introducing an Android launcher, days after their former employer did so too. Jolla Launcher will begin its alpha test next week and is looking for testers for the experience. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Timi Cantisano) Sat, 21 Jun 2014 18:19:06 +0000 Jolla Phone gets a price cut, now down to €349 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1377598742jolla-logo-1_0.jpg" alt="" /></div>After launching in September at €399, Jolla has reduced the price of its Sailfish OS device to €349. The handset runs a Linux-based OS and is said to be the spiritual successor the Nokia N9. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Timi Cantisano) Mon, 02 Jun 2014 22:18:09 +0000 Jolla's SailFish OS may be made available on older Samsung devices soon <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1377598742jolla-logo-1_0.jpg" alt="" /></div>An engineer from Jolla has tweeted to say that it is &quot;unwise&quot; to exchange an old Samsung for a new Nokia Lumia because &quot;you may get Sailfish OS to it soonish&quot;. <a href="">Read more...</a> (James Walker) Thu, 13 Feb 2014 01:13:52 +0000 Jolla smartphone, from ex-Nokia team, goes on sale today <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1377598742jolla-logo-1_0.jpg" alt="" /></div>The first Jolla smartphone is finally on the market. Jolla is created by a team of ex-Nokia engineers and the handset is running on Sailfish OS, a rebranded and upgraded version of Meego. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Thu, 28 Nov 2013 10:21:41 +0000 Ex-Nokia team creates Jolla and Sailfish, successors to the N9 and MeeGo <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/314958659N9.jpg" alt="" /></div>A team of ex-Nokia employees has created the Jolla, a new phone that runs Sailfish. This is a new and upgraded version of Nokia&#039;s Meego operating system which was abandoned in favor of Windows Phone. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Tue, 21 May 2013 11:57:55 +0000 MeeGo returns as a new OS, with a new phone on the way <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1583071299a.jpg" alt="" /></div>Nokia may have abandoned MeeGo, but some of its former employees will launch a new MeeGo-based OS on a new handset next month. With over $270m in funding behind them, this could be just the beginning. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Thu, 04 Oct 2012 12:54:21 +0000 Jolla signs agreement with China's largest smartphone retailer <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1583071299a.jpg" alt="" /></div>Jolla, the recent startup of former Nokia employees dedicated to revitalizing MeeGo, announced its first partnership today, a distribution deal with China&#039;s largest mobile phone retailer. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Anthony Tosie) Mon, 16 Jul 2012 13:38:49 +0000 Ex-Nokia/MeeGo N9 staff launch new Jolla startup <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/314958659N9.jpg" alt="" /></div>A team comprised of ex-Nokia members who worked on the MeeGo-based N9 smartphone have launched a new startup company, Jolla, that will develop a new mobile OS based on MeeGo. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Sun, 08 Jul 2012 00:35:17 +0000