Jolla Ltd., the developer of open operating system Sailfish OS is supporting Sony’s Open Devices Program, to provide hardware platform for Sailfish OS licensing customers and the Sailfish community.
Jolla is aiming to release an official version of its Sailfish OS for a range of Sony Mobile’s Xperia devices – the first project is a Sailfish OS powered Xperia X, which is on show at Jolla’s stand at Mobile World Congress 2017 (stand 5H19).
The announcement represents a new opportunity for Jolla’s partners and community members alike – Sailfish OS customers around the world will soon be able to utilise Sony’s advanced mobile hardware in their projects, and Sony’s Open Devices program will offer Sailfish community members a chance to get their hands on an exciting new range of Sailfish-powered devices.
Sami Pienimäki, CEO of Jolla comments: “Sony Mobile is trusted worldwide for its premium brand and quality, and we believe that Xperia devices are a perfect fit for many Sailfish OS customers and community members around the world. We are thrilled to start this exploration together with Sony Mobile to provide our licensing customers with a solid hardware solution, and to offer our community a follow-up device for the Jolla C launched last year.”
Karl-Johan Dahlström, Director, Sony Developer Program adds: “We support innovation and development on our open-source platform. The overall aim of Sony’s Open Devices program is to build the strongest possible ecosystem of unique software experiences for advanced users and developers – and collaborating with Jolla will only serve to further strengthen that offering.”
The target is to offer the first release to Jolla’s customers and community members by the end of Q2/2017.