Jolla has this week announced that the company will be concentrating on developing its Sailfish OS and will be creating a new company to manufacture and develop hardware devices in the future.
Finnish mobile company and developer of open mobile operating system Sailfish OS Announced the restructuring explaining that Jolla Ltd. will concentrate on the development of the independent and open mobile Sailfish OS operating system.
While a new company will be established it continue Jolla’s hardware device business that has been particularly popular with consumers and corporations that are privacy conscious. Dr. Antti Saarnio, Chairman of Board of Jolla Ltd. explains :
Every young company has to find its clear focus at some time, and for Jolla that time is now. We have huge opportunities in the Sailfish OS licensing business, and I am very proud and excited to take responsibility of steering the Jolla ship to a new commercial phase. After three years of intensive Sailfish OS research & development we are now moving full speed to new bigger waters, which requires full focus on software from the team.
We have already proven that there is demand for unlike Jolla devices in the market and we continue to see good opportunities for it. We have now decided to continue the Jolla devices business under a new company, focusing on security enhanced devices.
More details about the progress with the Sailfish OS will be unveiled during the upcoming Mobile World Congress in Shanghai next week taking place from July 15th to 17th 2015.