“Jolla, the mobile startup staffed by former Nokia executives who want to keep the company’s MeeGo software alive, says it will use existing technology to bring in apps from other platforms – including Android. Will it be enough to boost the plucky company’s fortunes?” It won’t be a saving grace, but it’s a nice bonus. There’s something about these guys that fills me with confidence. Can’t wait for their devices to hit the market.
Jolla says its MeeGo handsets will run Android applications
Submitted by fran 2012-08-24 Wireless 8 Comments
Just to clarify, Jolla aren’t going to release Meego hansets, they’ll make handsets with an OS based on Mer Core with their UI. Jolla use Meego name rather loosely, referring to the effort inherited from the Meego project, rather than to the Meego project itself which is managed by the Linux Foundation and is now basically halted.
Edited 2012-08-24 22:32 UTC
What’s the point in being able to use apps from different platforms? Will this not encourage developers to code native apps? I’m all for Mer and I’m all for Jolla, but if I can remember this was quite a few times (OS/2, Playbook, etc.) and it had the opposite effect of pulling in more devs/support.