Android-powered devices being produced by a new Finnish company
Former mobile phone manufacturer Nokia has signed a deal that’ll see a new Finnish company producing Nokia-branded mobile phones and tablets.
The new company – HMD global – is being granted an exclusive branding and intellectual property licence to create Nokia-branded mobile phones and tablets for the next ten years.
Finnish mobile company Jolla says it has completed its latest investment round and has secured new financing for the company.
It follows an announcement in November, when co-founder Antti Saarnio described the company as being in a “death valley”.
Finnish mobile company Jolla says it is adjusting its operations and will temporarily lay off what it describes as “a big part” of its personnel from next month.
The business, formed four years ago, developed the Sailfish mobile operating system and two associated products: the Jolla smartphone (launched in 2013) and the Jolla Tablet (launched last year).
Jolla Tablet will run the Android-friendly Sailfish OS and is expected around May 2015
Finnish smartphone manufacturer Jolla is now planning to produce its own tablet device.
The Jolla Tablet is being offered via crowd-funding site Indiegogo, with shipments anticipated in the second quarter of 2015.
Download for Android smartphones due later this year
Finnish smartphone developer Jolla says its Sailfish mobile operating system has reached release 1.0 and will ready for global distribution from next month.
There’ll also be a downloadable version of the software for handsets that currently run Android, plus a separate user interface app that’ll simulate the Sailfish OS experience on Android devices.