Jala Group and Jolla announce a new development initiativeEscrito por Redacción TNI el 24/10/2017 a las 13:42:31
Jolla Ltd., the Finnish mobile company and developer of open mobile operating system Sailfish OS, and its partner Jala Group, founder of the Bolivian high-tech industry are writing a new milestone to the Latin American technology history with today’s announcement of Sailfish Beta Program, and new ACCIONE smartphones running Sailfish OS. The new development initiative aims ultimately at developing a mobile operating system specifically designed for Latin American needs.
Mr. Sami Pienimäki, Co-founder and CEO of Jolla Ltd. comments: “Collaborating with Jala Group in Latin American markets is a great step forward in executing our regional strategy. Sailfish OS is the only mobile operating system in the world providing opportunity to build regional technology independence, which is something that the great Latin American market has been totally lacking so far. This is a long-term investment, which we are excited to join together with Jala Group.”.
Right after the launch, Jala Group starts to recruit members for the Sailfish Beta program both from developer and engineering communities in Bolivia, and from regular mobile device users. The purpose of the first program phase is research and development: to gather wide user input and feedback, and to start the development of local code and applications for Sailfish OS.
At the same time, Jala Group announced the availability of its first mobile devices, two ACCIONE smartphone models running Sailfish OS. The new ACCIONE devices will be a central part of the Sailfish Beta Program as the device platform for all R&D.
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