In an announcement made by Finnish startup Jolla, to work with Meego, gave the operating system a new life. After being ditched by Nokia in favor of Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform, Jolla revealed that it would work with MeeGo community developers to develop, design and sell new smartphones powered by MeeGo operating system.
The team working on this project comprises of directors and core professionals from nokia’s MeeGo N9 department, informed the company in a press release. Talking about this new venture which will be out later this year, Jussi Hurmola, CEO 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."
Top MeeGo and Linux professionals are being hired for this startup for their contribution to the products development. However, it would not support Nokia’s existing MeeGo based phone, N9 as the product does not belong to them. Nokia in order to maintain its popularity resorted to MeeGo to stay in the race with frontrunners Android and iPhone but as it finalized its attempts it switched its partnership to Microsoft and Windows Phone instead.