Weekend Read: Why Jolla Can Do What Nokia Couldn’t

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Carol Chen was interviewed by Linux Format and she was asked: Why Jolla can do what Nokia couldn’t

In the interview she was asked about the community and if there are community involvement at the moment. Carol Chen said that they are still in the process of building the community and they want it to be open as possible. She was also asked about the development of Sailfish OS, and Android. Development. Chen said that Android is open but the development is not. They want to have an open development, open source and open communication with Sailfish OS

Jolla/Nokia Split and MeeGo

Most of the people are from Meego background, but we aren’t a spin off from Nokia Chen said. MeeGo was trashed because its a big company and that’s the reason why they want to be as a small company

Sailfish OS on Tablets

“We’re focused on smartphones. However, Sailfish is very flexible, and it can run on a wide range of hardware. We’re creating the Sailfish Alliance which we welcome partners to join and people are welcome to develop Sailfish OS for their own hardware. This could be tablets or some smart TV etc”

Open Source OS (Sailfish OS, Ubuntu, Firefox OS)

“We can offer them different software to match their solution. Actually, the Ubuntu phone has a very similar software stack because they’re both based on Linux and they also use the Qt framework. We’re happy to have discussions to work together to get things in common with Qt, so if you write an app in Qt it works on an Ubuntu and Sailfish phone”

Read more here

Camera Comparison: Jolla Phone Vs. Nokia Lumia 920

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A comparison of the video quality of Jolla and Nokia Lumia 920. To refresh your memories here are the camera specs of both phone.

Jolla Phone Camera Specs

• 8MP AF Camera withe Led Flash
• 2MP Front Facing Camera

Nokia Lumia 920

• 8.7 MP PureView with OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)
•Camera Focus Type: Auto focus with two-stage capture key
•Camera digital zoom: 4 x
•ZEISS optics: Yes
•Sensor size: 1/3.2 inch
•Camera F number/aperture: f/2.0
•Camera focal length: 26 mm
•Camera minimum focus range: 8 cm
•Camera image format: JPEG/Exif
•Camera Flash Type: Short pulse high power dual LED

And Nokia Lumia 920 wins, heres hoping that Jolla will license PureView Technology from Nokia so that they can use it on their Future Phones.

Cheers Ru! For the tip.

End of an Era, Nokia Shareholders Approve the Nokia-Microsoft Deal

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As we all know last September 3,Nokia and Microsoft announced that  Microsoft is set to acquire the Devices and Services Unit of Nokia leaving the Here Services, NSN, and advance technologies. And today Nokia Shareholders approved  the Microsoft Deal to purchase the company’s phone division. The Financial Times reports that 99.7 percent of participating shareholders (around 5,000 attended the vote) were in favour of the deal going through. Microsoft will now integrate the Nokia division into Redmond, taking control of future Lumia and Asha products.

The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2014. Stephen Elop will return to Microsoft to lead the devices division.

Source: IB Times

Press Release From Nokia

Nokia Corporation
Stock exchange release
November 19, 2013 at 19.06 (CET +1)

Espoo, Finland -The Extraordinary General Meeting of Nokia Corporation held on November 19, 2013 (“EGM”) decided to confirm and approve the sale of substantially all of Nokia’s Devices & Services business to Microsoft in line with the proposal and recommendation of the Nokia Board of Directors. More than 99 % of the votes cast at the EGM were in favor of this proposal.

“This is a significant step forward for Nokia. We are delighted that shareholders have given us overwhelmingly strong support to proceed with this transformative agreement,” said Nokia Board Chairman and interim CEO, Risto Siilasmaa. “Today’s vote brings us closer to completing a transaction which will mark the beginning of the next chapter in Nokia’s near 150-year history, offering the potential of greater value for shareholders,” he said.

The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2014, subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. The transaction was originally announced on September 3, 2013. Further information on the transaction has been included in Nokia’s releases concerning the transaction and the EGM dated September 3, September 19 and October 14, 2013 as well as the proxy materials that were made available ahead of the EGM.

Well, Goodbye Nokia and Hello Jolla!

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