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.
For now, the Jolla phone is available only in shops from Finland and Estonia, but it can also be ordered from the Jolla Store, in a lot of European countries.
Stefano Mosconi, Jolla’s CTO has created some meetups in Milan and Rome, where a lot of Jolla fans and enthusiasts have been present. According to JollaUsers.com, this are the immediate-future plans, regarding Jolla and Sailfish OS:
- Qt5.2 will be ported to Sailfish OS
- The 6th Sailfish OS update will become available in 9-16 May
- The 7th Sailfish OS update will become available in 7-14 June, coming with support for real time tabs, folder support and basic accessibility functionality
- The 8th Sailfish OS update will become available in August
- Younited will become officially available this Summer
- The Sailfish Launcher for Android phones will become available in June
- The reset will keep the last installed updates, starting with this Summer
- Australia and China are two interesting markets, while there aren’t any plans on introducing Jolla to Canada and Brasil (yet)
- The first The Other Half hadware might be released at the end of the year