Helsinki based independent designer and developer of mobile devices Jolla recently revealed its plans for an expansion this year. After launching its first Sailfish based smartphone back in November 2013 in Helsinki through local operator DNA, the smartphone was also put up for sale online in select European markets.
Now the company has just announced that its Sailfish OS and the smartphone is ready for commercial release outside Europe as well. Moreover, the company also announced that the Sailfish OS would also be able to port to Android devices. It has already ported the OS to the Samsung, Google Nexus, and Sony Xperia smartphones. For the record, Sailfish OS already lets you side-load Android apps as well.
The company was quite silent until now but it looks like it is very much excited to rev up its productions and sales this year as it is also said that the company is already in talks with partners in several countries, including Russia, India and Hong Kong to sell Jolla phone online. The company has also announced new partnerships with Rovio, F-Secure Corp and Tieto Corporation.
When it comes to updates, the company has already released three updates for the Sailfish OS since its release, which now stands at version 1.0. The company will roll out the latest version of update sometime later in March.
In the meantime, Jolla is also participating in the upcoming MWC 2014 tech show. Thus you might as well have a chance to see few more products like the Jolla launcher and the ROM for Android devices from the company then.