MeeGo operating system which was together designed by Nokia and Intel was unceremoniously dumped by Nokia, despite the first and the only phone based on it doing well and receiving rave reviews, in favour of Microsoft Windows Phone operating system.
Now a Finland based startup called Jolla, formed by directors and core professionals from Nokia’s MeeGo N9 organisation has said that it will launch smartphones based on the Meego by this year end.
Jussi Hurmola, chief operating officer of Jolla said, “Nokia created something wonderful – the world’s best smartphone product. It deserves to be continued, and we will do that together with all the bright and gifted people contributing to the MeeGo success story.”
The company has been developing a new smartphone based on Meego since the end of 2011. The operating system has in the process improved and will come with a brand new user interface.
The company says that its team consists of a substantial number of MeeGo’s core engineers and directors, and is aggressively hiring the top MeeGo and Linux talent to contribute to the next generation smartphone production. Company is headquartered in Helsinki, Finland.