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Jolla Review: Some Rough Edges, But This Linux Smartphone Shows Promise (Forbes)

Jolla Review: Some Rough Edges, But This Linux Smartphone Shows Promise (Forbes)

Posted Jan 16, 2014 13:39 UTC (Thu) by tao (subscriber, #17563)
In reply to: Jolla Review: Some Rough Edges, But This Linux Smartphone Shows Promise (Forbes) by ewan
Parent article: Jolla Review: Some Rough Edges, But This Linux Smartphone Shows Promise (Forbes)

What makes this different from N900/N9? Well, SailfishOS and the Jolla phones are not products from a company whose CEO would not possibly allow the success of a Linux-based system...


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Jolla Review: Some Rough Edges, But This Linux Smartphone Shows Promise (Forbes)

Posted Jan 16, 2014 14:36 UTC (Thu) by mathstuf (subscriber, #69389) [Link]

Didn't Elop show up after the n900/n9? What stops Jolla from having an Elopolypse?

Jolla Review: Some Rough Edges, But This Linux Smartphone Shows Promise (Forbes)

Posted Jan 16, 2014 15:07 UTC (Thu) by lbt (subscriber, #29672) [Link]

Never say never :)

OTOH the company is small enough and the vision and strategy are so opensource oriented that it's inconceivable at this point.

Also bear in mind that much of the code and tooling is derived from MeeGo and that Mer, Nemo and Qt are all fully open projects; the ability to survive Elop-style management has already been demonstrated - and that's actually a risk-management selling point.

Jolla Review: Some Rough Edges, But This Linux Smartphone Shows Promise (Forbes)

Posted Jan 16, 2014 16:37 UTC (Thu) by ewan (subscriber, #5533) [Link]

"the vision and strategy are so opensource oriented"

...that they're keeping important chunks of the code closed.


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