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Jolla will start licensing Sailfish OS 2.0

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Finnish manufacturer Jolla, which was formed after the disbanding of the MeeGo team at Nokia has made moderate strides in the mobile segment. The company only recently launched the Jolla Tablet as a Kickstarter project, with massive success. The company has now announced that it will start licensing its Sailfish OS 2.0 to third party manufacturers, thus encouraging launch of new devices based on their software.

The company prides itself in being secure and promises customers that their data will not be shared with businesses, thus taking a jibe at Google’s Android operating system. The Sailfish OS 2.0 will also come with support for Intel’s Atom X3 processors by default, thanks to a new partnership struck between the two companies.

In order to spread the word about its new licensing announcement, Jolla has sent out invitations to industry titans and a variety of OEM/ODMs as well as eCommerce sites to support the Saiflish OS.

This operating system will be compatible with smartphones and tablets, so there are a variety of devices that can come out of Jolla’s Sailfish OS 2.0. The operating system also allows the use of Play Store apps, which is an excellent feature to have for those keen on using Android applications.

The Jolla Sailfish Tablet will officially be the first device to ship with Sailfish OS 2.0 and the company will hope that the partnership of other manufacturers will bring several other devices to the market.

It might take some time to appeal to the wider audience though as we’ve seen manufacturers to be quite hesitant to support new operating systems. The Firefox OS is an excellent example of this as we’ve only seen a handful of devices featuring the software.
[Jolla, GSM Arena]

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