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Jolla in trouble? Pre-ordered tablets remain undelivered

Jolla in trouble? Pre-ordered tablets remain undelivered

Perhaps Nokia's curse strikes again. Jolla, a company who rose from the Finnish giant's ashes, is in a bit of financial trouble. It has filed for debt restructuring and has even announced temporary layoffs of most of its workforce. But even more worrying is that it has also halted all product deliveries, leaving thousands of pre-ordered Jolla tablets undelivered to backers who have already paid for the tablet in advance. All of these cast a shroud of uncertainty over the future of the startup and its ability to further deliver hardware products.

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Jolla Sailfish OS 2.0 released for early access users

Jolla Sailfish OS 2.0 released for early access users

Finnish startup Jolla has just announced good news for users of its custom Sailfish OS: version 2.0 of the software is now available to early access users. The update brings a number interface changes to the Jolla phone, along with supporting Jolla's tablet as well. Sailfish OS 2.0 has been in development for some time now, first being announced back in March. The startup says the two main goals for the update were to make it easier for new users and improve a simplify the overall experience for others.

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Jolla Tablet now available for pre-order

Jolla Tablet now available for pre-order

Jolla Tablet pre-orders have gone live, the company behind it has announced. Jolla says there is a “limited batch” now available to pre-order through its Jolla Online Shop, giving interested tablet users a chance to grab one of Finnish company Jolla’s own sleek tablets. Unlike competing models, Jolla Tablet doesn’t run Android; instead, it is loaded with Jolla’s own Sailfish OS 2.0 platform. The tablet is made to be both stylish and minimalist, and Jolla promises that it offers a “superb, previously unseen user experience.”

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Jolla names Intex Technologies as first Sailfish OS partner

Jolla names Intex Technologies as first Sailfish OS partner

Jolla has been busy splitting itself in two so that it can offer its Sailfish OS to different companies and make hardware at the same time. With the split having been announced earlier this month, Jolla has just announced its first Sailfish OS partner that will be producing devices running the OS. The first partner for Sailfish is Intex Technologies.

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Jolla and Sailfish OS to split in two, go Nokia’s way

Jolla and Sailfish OS to split in two, go Nokia’s way

Jolla announces that they'll be pushing for two separate companies in the near future, one focusing on software, the other on hardware. While they suggest this morning that "the new Jolla devices company will be announced separately after the summer," they assure those anxiously awaiting the Jolla Tablet that they'll have the device they payed for. Eventually. As soon as possible, they say. Meanwhile those of you hoping for a wider distribution of Sailfish OS have good news coming your way.

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Russia wants to build its own smartphone OS

Russia wants to build its own smartphone OS

Russia doesn't want to depend on technology from Western countries like the US. To reduce its dependence on Western tech, Russia plans to build its own smartphone operating system to replace iOS and Android from Apple and Google. Russian minister of communications Nikolai Nikiforo recently announced plans to replace Apple and Google's operating systems with a new open-source OS based on Sailfish.

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OnePlus One can run Salifish OS, somewhat

OnePlus One can run Salifish OS, somewhat

The OnePlus One has been a remarkable smartphone, availability and issues in India notwithstanding. It has stayed true to its name of a being a flagship killer, at least for 2014's batch. But with 2015's roster already on their way, the smartphone might be showing its age. It doesn't mean, however, that it will no longer be useful. Somewhat like a Nexus, the OnePlus One could be taken to new and quite different heights, as this recent hack proves, showing the smartphone running Sailfish OS instead.

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MWC 2015 round-up; Samsung, HTC lead the way

MWC 2015 round-up; Samsung, HTC lead the way

Though we weren’t expecting a whole lot, Mobile World Congress was actually rather delightful this year. We got exactly what we came for, and even some additional surprises from top OEMs and others. There were some obvious highlights, like the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, but some other highlights like Jolla’s new tablet. HTC brought out their new smartphone for us to check out, but also slapped a fitness band on our wrist and VR headset on our face. But that wasn’t all! Here are some of our highlights from MWC 2015.

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Turns out, the Jolla Tablet is really onto something

Turns out, the Jolla Tablet is really onto something

Sometimes a few inches is all it takes to make a difference. Back when Jolla first started, a team of former Nokians taking MeeGo and spinning it into their own Sailfish OS, it became a smartphone curio. The simple UI and gesture-based navigation had promise, but compared to an iPhone, Android, or even Windows Phone device, it felt underwhelmingly simple. Now, the Finns are back with not only Sailfish 2.0, but a tablet for it to run on, and it turns out that makes for a great pairing.

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Jolla’s Sailfish OS reaches 2.0, embraces Intel, licensing

Jolla’s Sailfish OS reaches 2.0, embraces Intel, licensing

There comes a time when every child grows up and starts to leave home for his or her own adventures. For Jolla's own Sailfish OS, that time has come. In preparation for the upcoming launch of the successfully crowdfunded Jolla Tablet next quarter, the Finnish startup is announcing the next major version of Sailfish 2.0. While details on what's new for end users are still quite slim, the release is meant more to entice partners, particularly of the hardware kind, to join in on the fun.

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Jolla Tablet goes for a second round with 64 GB in tow

Jolla Tablet goes for a second round with 64 GB in tow

Some say "third time's a charm", but for the folks at Finnish startup Jolla, the second one might already be just as sweet. The Jolla Tablet is returning to Indiegogo again, but not exactly for a complete second crowdfunding campaign. It's more like an extension of the original highly successful one, but this time with another chance to pledge your allegiance if you haven't done so yet, and a chance to upgrade the internal memory from 32 to 64 GB. Of course, for a price.

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Jolla’s crowdfunded, open source tablet raises $1.2M in two days

Jolla’s crowdfunded, open source tablet raises $1.2M in two days

It was only a few days ago that Jolla, a startup from Finland, launched its Indiegogo campaign to crowdfund a new tablet powered by their open source OS Sailfish. Well, it only took them a few hours to meet their funding goal of $380,000, but with two full days now passed, they've raised over $1.18 million from almost 7,400 backers, and they still have 17 days to go.

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