I preordered a Jolla phone and I’m not really sure why
If you haven’t been paying close attention the past few months, it’s entirely possible that you’ve missed hearing about Sailfish OS and the Jolla phone (that’s pronounced “yolla” /ˈjoʊlə/). You’d be forgiven for doing so. It’s a derivative of the Linux operating system MeeGo, which only saw release on two phones, the Nokia N9 and N950. Much to the chagrin of its fans, Nokia performed a u-turn soon after the phones’ release, having made a deal with Microsoft to manufacture new Nokia phones running Windows Phone 7, and ditched MeeGo. Some employees from Nokia didn’t agree with this, and left the company to form a startup, Jolla Mobile. After almost a year of beavering away on its development, the company have now announced the new Jolla Phone, running the Sailfish OS which is based directly off MeeGo.
Around now chime in the cries of, “We don’t need another smartphone platform!”
The issue with the whole marketplace is in a branding competition with a feature war.
To get people, average people, to swap platforms, manufacturers will need to not only have good products with a good OS but they’ll also need the “ecosystem”.
Jolla is destined for failure like other small rivals because the ecosystem is with iOS and Android. Tech geeks will use anything and support it themselves. You’re mom will use whatever works and doesn’t consume her time with disappointing hassles.