About two months ago it was announced the creation of Jolla company by a group of former Nokia employees decided to save MeeGo from extinction. It didn’t took long and the CEO of the new company already promises a new terminal built around this platform.
Although they changed the name from MeeGo in Sailfish, probably to avoid licensing costs, Jolla engineers seem to not be sitting around since they left Nokia. Jussi Hurmola, the new CEO of the Finnish company, has already promised that by the end of November we will see a new terminal that uses a much improved version of MeeGo.
After receiving funding from various sources amounting to 200 million euros (at the company’s employees have added 10 million), Jolla efforts to reinvent MeeGo seem to bear fruit. Designed as an operating system that can be licensed by various equipment manufacturers, like Android, Sailfish continues the tradition initiated by MeeGo open source. The only costs of implementing the new platform will be linked to licensing certain elements of the GUI.
As historical fact, MeeGo was noticed within Nokia at the launch of N9, then Stephen Elop announced that all company smartphones will use only Microsoft Windows Phone operating system.