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PostPosted: Wednesday, 24.Feb.2016 13:41    Post subject: New Sailfish OS partnerships   Reply with quote   

Jolla has announced new Sailfish OS partnership initiatives, see press release (PDF):

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Jolla announces new Sailfish OS partnership initiatives and unveils Aqua Fish with Intex Technologies

Mobile World Congress 2016, Barcelona, Spain, February 24,2016 - Jolla Ltd., the Finnish mobile company and developer of open mobile operating system Sailfish OS, today announced a new Sailfish Africa partnership initiative with Mifone and collaboration plans with Fairphone. In MWC 2016, Jolla and Intex Technologies also unveiled the new Aqua Fish smartphone powered by Sailfish OS.

Jolla’s Sailfish OS, the mobile operating system offering a true independent choice to the existing US-based operating systems is continuing strong in its licensing strategy. With today’s partnership announcements and the unveiling of Intex’s Aqua Fish smart phone, Jolla’s regional strategy, focusing especially to BRICS countries, is now taking big steps forward.


Introducing the all new Aqua Fish powered by Sailfish OS

In Mobile World Congress 2016 Intex Technologies and Jolla presented to the mobile world the new Aqua Fish smart phone running on Sailfish OS. Aqua Fish is Intex’s upcoming addition to the Aqua smart phone product line. It is the first device in the world running on a licensed Sailfish OS mobile operating system. The sales of the device will start by the end of April 2016.

Aqua Fish comes with a previously unseen concept for integrating premium locally relevant content directly into the smart phone’s user interface. These services, called Super Apps, are available to the user with a single swipe from the smart phone’s home view, and they are designed to improve the user experience significantly. The first market version of Aqua Fish will include the following Super Apps: Times Internet’s Gaana, one of India’s most popular music services, and Snapdeal, a leading Indian eCommerce player.

Mr. Sanjay Kumar Kalirona, Mobile Business Head, Intex Technologies comments:

“Intex has always brought innovative products in every hand, and has been recognized for its contribution in democratizing smartphones. Keeping with the tradition, we are the first mobile handset brand in the world to present a licensed Sailfish OS powered smart phone to the world and for the Indian consumers. Sailfish OS is a young mobile OS; a challenger with a lot of promise. We are confident that with launch of a completely new operating system in their smartphones, our customers otherwise spoil for choices will be delighted.”


Sailfish Africa ecosystem partnership with mi-Fone

Today, Jolla announced a new partnership to its Sailfish Africa mobile ecosystem: Jolla and mi-Fone. the FIRST African Mobile Devices brand (est 2008), have agreed to partner in Africa to bring Sailfish OS based devices to the African continent. The first mi-Fone device powered by Sailfish OS is expected to hit selected African markets in Q2/2016 combined with a service offering tailored for mass-market African consumers.

Antti Saarnio, Chairman of the Board of Jolla comments:

“We, together with mi-Fone strongly believe that Africa needs its own mobile ecosystem where Sailfish OS can be a strong independent building block. mi-Fone as an African brand is a natural device partner for us. When we then integrate leading banks, ecommerce platforms and other services into Sailfish OS we can truly offer something meaningful for consumers.”

Alpesh Patel, Founder and CEO of mi-Fone comments:

“We believe the real value for consumers comes from experiences. This is where Sailfish OS offers mi-Fone great opportunities to build differentiation and develop locally relevant offerings. We also believe that our African consumers will appreciate Sailfish OS’s focus on openness and privacy.”


Fairphone and Sailfish OS evaluating future collaboration

With Fairphone, Jolla shares a very active community that values transparency both in hardware production and software. Since autumn 2015 the Jolla developer community has been working to port Sailfish OS to the Fairphone 2, the ethical smartphone that uses modular design to increase the phone’s longevity and reparability. Following the progress of the community porting, Jolla and Fairphone are now evaluating possibilities to enter into commercial collaboration based on common values.

Olivier Hebert, Chief Technology Officer at Fairphone comments:

“Making the Fairphone 2 hardware an open development platform has been one of our major ambitions from the start. This way, we can foster innovation into new mobile software technology and applications, while giving users the choice in the operating systems that they want to use. Sailfish OS is something that a large proportion of our community has been very interested in. We will continue supporting the community to port Sailfish OS to the Fairphone 2 and are excited to explore the opportunity of commercial collaboration with Jolla.”

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Turing Robots Industries is said by a Finnish newspaper in Salo to have established a company Finland, with the intent of starting manufacturing Sailfish-based phones in a former Nokia mobile phone manufacturing plant in Salo.

http://www.sss.fi/2016/02/turing-robotic-industries-on-perustanut-yrit yksen-saloon-tassako-syy-huhuihin/
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PostPosted: Thursday, 25.Feb.2016 16:16    Post subject:   Reply with quote   

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Turing Robots Industries is said by a Finnish newspaper in Salo to have established a company Finland, with the intent of starting manufacturing Sailfish-based phones in a former Nokia mobile phone manufacturing plant in Salo.


That's an interesting news. Manufacturing the phones in Europe (and especially in Finland) might be a really positive change.

Funny thing is that multiple companies are interested in manufacturing Sailfish OS phones based on a former Nokia OS and manufactured in a former Nokia plant, and only Nokia itself isn't interested and is blindly heading for Android. And that's while switching to Android clearly doesn't work at all for companies like BlackBerry. Not only the Priv's sales aren't a fraction of what could keep the company going but their apparent lack of BB10 committment has made multiple huge businesses and state institutions move away from BlackBerry. Latest news has been that US Navy has been preparing to switch from BB10 to something else - and no, not the Priv, quite possibly iOS. So BlackBerry will soon end up with nothing.

Oh, and recently a "security patch" has been released for the Priv. Which shows how secure BlackBerry's "secure Android" is if it takes the same security patches as all other manufacturers. It is only a matter of time when a huge and serious Android vulnerability gets discovered on the Priv, and that will be the end of its "secure Android" myth.
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They have at least registered a company in Finland on December 22nd. Postal address is to a legal firm in Helsinki, but the "home municipality" is stated to be Salo.

https://tietopalvelu.ytj.fi/yritystiedot.aspx?yavain=2602016&tarkiste= 114E668B6734B48684B28B18FDB67C63FA2D29DF
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Turing Robotics Industries is moving to Finland, see TechCrunch:

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Turing Robotics Drops Android And Sets Up Shop In Finland Amid Global Security Concerns

California-based secure smartphone manufacturer Turing Robotics Industries announced that it will move manufacturing and its new global headquarter to the Finnish city of Salo. Turing’s decision is rooted in security concerns.

“Finland’s Act on the Protection of Privacy in Electronic Communications which safeguards confidentiality and privacy in telecommunications was the main reason behind TRI’s move to Finland.

To ensure complete data security and privacy for TRI’s Turing Phone owners, TRI moved its manufacturing operations to Salo, a city with an impeccable history in mobile phone production,” said Steve Chao, the CEO of Turing Robotics.

TRI, the maker of the liquid-metal cypherphone, the Turing Phone, “the company foresaw the potential issues of data encryption and global government covert surveillance programs ever since mid-2013 and it made a decisive move to be established in Finland,” the company said in a statement.

Accompanying the announcement, TRI is switching its OS from Android to Jolla’s Sailfish.

“We can now confirm that TRI has chosen to drop Android and use Jolla’s Sailfish OS. Sailfish is now running perfectly on the Turing Phone and we have started the final OS software testing phase,” the company announced on its Facebook page.

Surveillance and privacy concerns have become central themes among mobile users around the world, highlighted by the ongoing spat between Apple and FBI.

Indeed, TRI’s decision to both use Jolla OS and manufacture in Finland is about the primacy of privacy. Considering Android’s intimate relationship with Google growing security concerns around mobile security, the move speaks volumes.

In 2015, Jolla announced a partnership with Finland’s SSH Communications – a security solutions company – to offer another version of its platform with stronger security credentials, a version now used in the new Turing Phone.

“It is evident that the world needs a secure, transparent and open mobile solution alternative, which is not controlled by any country or major industry player,” Jolla said in a press release during the announcement.

Jolla is focusing on security in order to distinguish from fierce and better-known competition.

“The next era in mobile will be very much focused on privacy and that’s what we are already feeling with our partners when we are discussing with governments and different device vendors,” said Jolla chairman Antti Saarnio on Wednesday during the announcement of its partnership with African OEM Mi-Fone.

New OS and a move to Finland

The new phone – expected to be released in April 2016 – will be made in Salo, a small city located between the capital Helsinki and the provincial capital Turku.

“TRI will start production of the Turing Phone in Salo starting April 2016 and have plans implemented to build the world’s most robust mobile phone devices and Future Network products for the next decade and beyond in Salo. For every 1,000 phones to be produced TRI will be recruiting 10~20 local staffs to perform both software and hardware testing, flashing and assembly. TRI has plans to ramp up production of the Turing Phone series to over 300,000 units in the year 2016, “ Chao said.

The city’s claim to fame is its past role as hosting a plant for Nokia. Salo is largely considered the original home town of Nokia phones.

Turing Phone is TRI’s first smart phone and entirely crowdfunded. The phone is made of liquidmorphium, an “amorphous “liquid metal” alloy tougher than either titanium or steel”.

Turing is not without competition in Finland. Oulu-based Bittium is the maker of Tough Mobile, a secure smartphone tailored for governmental and military use. On Wednesday the company announced a deal worth 2.8 million euros to provide a software upgrade for the Finnish Defence Forces’ Tactical Wireless IP Network system.

So Jolla will probably very soon announce a partnership with Turing Robotics Industries.

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From Jolla's press briefing, see TechCrunch:

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Jolla Signs African OEM Mi-Fone To Sell Sailfish-Powered Handsets

Mobile OS maker Jolla, who with its Android alternative Sailfish has been trying to carve out a niche for a third platform in the smartphone space for the past five years, has announced it’s signed a new OEM partner: African OEM Mi-Fone.

“Mi-Fone is one of the first African device vendors, aiming to be one of the leading African device vendors by 2020,” said Jolla chairman Antti Saarnio, in a press briefing today. “Africa is very, very interesting for Jolla.”

Jolla announced its first OEM partner last July, India’s Intex. Intex, which is showing its first Sailfish powered device, the Aqua Fish, here at Mobile World Congress, said it wants to get the handset to market in India as soon as possible – working to an April to May time frame this year.

Mi-Fone will also now be bringing multiple Sailfish devices to market in its local region. The first device is due later this year, coming to “selected African markets in Q2″.

Saarnio laid out Jolla’s thesis that the mobile space is heading into a third phase powered by mobile ecommerce, payments and the Internet of Things — which he argued will move the industry beyond the current dominance of ad-powered business models.

“These things are shops already,” he said, holding up his handset. “It’s not about advertising anymore.”

He talked up privacy and security as a differentiating advantage for Jolla – arguing that if mobiles are shops and contain people’s banking information then security and data privacy are an imperative.

The next era in mobile will be very much focused on privacy and that’s what we are already feeling with our partners when we are discussing with governments and different device vendors,” he said.

“We’re currently talking with different governments about how we could help them create their own OS,” added Saarnio, noting that the motivation is for them to have control and full visibility into software to be reassured there’s no backdoors. “Lots of BRICs country [are interested] but we’re also seeing other countries are waking up for this topic.”

He confirmed the Russian government is one interested in building on Sailfish. And also confirmed Jolla does have some Russian investors, among its other international funders.

Its pitch to its OS licensing partners is the chance to have their content showcased prominently on handsets — via the Partner Spaces baked into the OS. Ultimately Saarnio said Jolla sees potential to take a share of ecommerce revenue directly itself. Although initially he said the push is for OS licensing.

A second announcement at today’s event brings in another partner: ethical mobile device maker Fairphone said it has committed to offer Sailfish as an OS option to its buyers in future, although it will be offered alongside Android so it will depend on users to choose Sailfish over Android.

The Sailfish-powered Fairphone started as a community port project but is now evidently on a more formal footing, with Fairphone today showing Sailfish running on its forthcoming sequel handset. The device includes a neat modular hardware design feature that allows internal and core components (such as the screen) to be more easily swapped out to extend the overall lifecycle of the handset.

Jolla has shed its own hardware making ambitions, tightening focus on its core software asset. The company scraped through a funding death valley late last year after failing to close a Series C financing round, leading it to ‘temporarily’ let go of around half its staff.

It did subsequently close the round but has been unable to re-hire all employees so is a slightly smaller little fish than it was in 2015. Despite that Saarnio was sounding upbeat today.

“Now we are strongly continuing, as you can see, with our partners. I’m really happy that our partners, during this difficult time, believed in us. And we were able to continue with the projects that we started before that.”

“Jolla is here, Sailfish is here and we are going to stay,” he added.

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