Jolla’s Sailfish cellular OS platform hasn’t had the most efficient of good fortune through the years. The corporate’s first flagship software used to be first proven off again in 2013, and later that yr they introduced Android homeowners would quickly be in a position to put in the Sailfish OS on make a selection smartphones. The corporate introduced the Jolla pill in past due 2014, which will be the 2nd Sailfish OS software to be launched via the corporate.
Towards the center of 2015, the corporate even struck a deal to have their cellular OS put in at the Yotaphone (beating out each Android and Tizen). Issues had been having a look just right for the Finnish corporate, however then they began working into monetary problems on the finish of 2015. In January of this yr, Jolla needed to inform their group that now not each backer would be capable to obtain the Jolla Pill they paid for.
They had been in a position to supply 540 drugs, however mentioned they had been having a look into refunding the opposite 21,000 Indiegogo marketing campaign backers. Whilst searching for some further investment, Jolla used to be in a position to near on a $12 million spherical in Might of this yr. Those buyers now come with shareholders in its Russian licensing buyer OMP (Open Cell Platform) and this has compelled the corporate to modify to a b2b corporate as a substitute of being b2c like they had been earlier than.
Russia hasn’t been the most important fan of Google and their Android platform. In early 2015, Russia mentioned they might get started an antitrust investigation into Google and which concluded with claims that Google’s pre-loaded Android programs had been violating the rustic’s antitrust regulations. Since then, Russia has been actively having a look into possible choices for the rustic’s cellular platform of selection and it sort of feels like they discovered one with Jolla’s Sailfish OS.
Jolla says the Russian model of Sailfish OS might not be a fork. As a substitute, they’re going to be operating carefully with its licensing companions inside the nation to increase customized variations that swimsuit their specific wishes. So Jolla will proceed to handle the core code base and that will likely be tied to all customized variations they increase.