OS News spreads the word that Nokia's former COO Marc Dillon has formed Jolla, a company that will design, develop and sell MeeGo-based smartphones:
Sorry for the delay in writing a story about this, but here we finally are: Nokia's MeeGo (or Maemo or whatever it's called this hour) is getting its successor. Yes, MeeGo, the short-lived but beloved platform running on the unicorn phone, the Nokia N9, will continue onwards in a slightly different form. Its new home? Jolla - a company formed by former Nokia chief operating officer Marc Dillon, who was the principal engineer for MeeGo/Maemo at Nokia since 2006.
Jolla is more than just a software development house. The company will design, develop and sell MeeGo-based smartphones, with a team consisting of many former Nokia/MeeGo/Maemo engineers, including the brightest minds from the MeeGo/Maemo community.