Ex-Nokians fish MeeGo out of bin, launch Sailfish OS

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Nov 21, 2012 6:32 PM EDT
The Register; By Andrew Orlowski
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A new phone OS based on the work Nokia abandoned on its Linux-based mobile OS has been unveiled in Helsinki. Jolla is a start-up run by former Nokia staffers devised to build on the old MeeGo project, which is now called Mer. The Sailfish OS is Mer with proprietary elements: a new user interface. Jolla has an agreement with Chinese retailer D.Phone, China's equivalent to Carphone Warehouse. The start-up inherited no IP whatsoever from Nokia, and the UI is completely new. The backing comes from China which sees a lot of potential in an Android alternative.

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