Hello Jolla Enthusiasts. As you may know, Jolla’s Marc Dillon has been interviewed recently, by Bettina S at Yle Areena. I have listened watched the video very carefully and selected the highlights of the interview, related to the Jolla smartphone and Sailfish OS.
Highlights of Marc Dillon’s interview, related to the Jolla phone:
- Marc saw a big opportunity with the creation of Meego, the first open source system that ran on Nokia phones and so, he decided to go to Finland where he met other people with the same interests.
- When things changed in 2011, the Meego developers realized that they have all the manpower and brain needed to create their own products and so, the Jolla project was born.
While the video is in Finnish (I think), Marc was interviewed in English, so it was easy to follow. (via)
For those who don’t know yet, Jolla is a project developed by former Nokia employees. The first Jolla smartphone is running on Sailfish OS, a modified Megoo Linux system, which is Android compatible, uses Wayland as the default display server , uses Nokia N9′s Maliit touchscreen keyboard and comes with interchangeable covers, allowing the users to easily switch them, in order to change the color/model of the phone and comes with impressive hardware specifications.
While apps with native Sailfish OS support can be installed via the Jolla Store and OpenRepos.net, Android apps can be installed via the same Jolla Store, or via F-Droid, Yandex Store, Amazon App Store, Aptoide and 1Mobile Android Market.