SGT CAPSLOCK writes:
Jolla Oy, developer of the Linux-based Sailfish OS for mobile devices as well as the creator of their namesake Jolla Phone and the soon-to-be-released Jolla Tablet, have announced that it will be restructuring the company. As per their official press release [pdf], the company has placed former Chairman of Board Dr. Antti Saarnio as its new leader, while former CEO Tomi Pienimäki has been appointed to a position outside of the company.
The press release states that a new company will be created to continue their hardware business while Jolla Oy (referred to as Jolla Ltd. in the press release) will be focusing its attention solely toward developing and licensing Sailfish OS itself.
I bet the Russians have made a lucrative offer for the OS but have made it clear they don't want to be in the tablet business so they are splitting it off so the hardware side can die (and guess which company all those IndieGoGo supports will be shuffled over to?) while they cash out by selling the OS side to the Russians. All those that bought Jolla hardware can join the Ouya and HP Touchpad owners in the "shit that will never been updated or supported" line while the owners cash a big check and walk away.
All those that bought Jolla hardware can join the Ouya and HP Touchpad owners in the "shit that will never been updated or supported" line while the owners cash a big check and walk away.
I hope that you're wrong! I really do.
My first thought was that it's a shame when early adopters get burned. My second thought was that my Android phone hasn't been updated in a couple years either though; meanwhile I've been reading about all these massive updates Jolla is releasing with Sailfish... Blah. I wish Jolla would make some statements to clear up what they actually intend their future to be like; it's so conflicting to me at this point that I don't know if I want to go with them or not anymore, even though I've personally been saving up money for a Jolla tablet (when I'd rather have a phablet anyway).
17th update just rolled out recently, their 2.0 release (tablet compatible) will also support their almost 2yo phone (so far no slowdowns, their demo devices in shanghai were actually jollas)
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!? The Finns had to fight off the Russians in a war within a war (WWII to be exact), and now the Russians under Putin are threatening the same thing. I have a hard time believing the Finns are that stupid now--I mean, losing Linus to US is one thing, but...
Oh yeah, and last I checked, the Russians don't have money right now.