A new Finnish start-up mobile company Jolla has recently announced that they are currently working on new smartphones which will be based on MeeGo operating system. MeeGo is a mobile operating system which is based on Linux platform. The original MeeGo operating system project was shut down in 2011 in favor of Tizen mobile operating system.
Although Jolla does not have any official website yet, it says on its official Linkedin page:
Jolla Ltd. is an independent Finland based smartphone product company which continues the excellent work that Nokia started with MeeGo. The Jolla team is formed by directors and core professionals from Nokia’s MeeGo N9 organisation, together with some of the best minds working on MeeGo in the communities.
It goes on to describe its core objective:
Together with international private investors and partners, Jolla Ltd. will design, develop and sell new MeeGo based smartphones.
MeeGo operating system gained mass popularity with the success of Nokia’s beautifully crafted and high-spec smartphone Nokia N9. Jolla’s team is being led by CEO Jussi Hurmola and COO Marc Dillon, who has 11 years of Nokia work experience under his belt. According to Jolla’s official Twitter feed, the smartphones it’s working on will be released later in 2012.