Former Nokia Staff To Build MeeGo Based Smartphones

Posted Jul 7, 2012

Some of Nokia’s former staff has created a mobile startup called Jolla.  Jolla will be building new MeeGo devices.  Jolla has “directors and core professionals from Nokia?s MeeGo N9 organization, together with some of the best minds working on MeeGo in the communities” according to the company’s LinkedIn page.  Marc Dillon is COO of the company and he was the Principal Engineer of MeeGo for 11 years.

Below is a statement from Jolla as published by The Verge.

“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.

Together with international investors and partners, Jolla Ltd. will design, develop and sell new MeeGo based smartphones. The Jolla team consists of a substantial number of MeeGo?s core engineers and directors, and is aggressively hiring the top MeeGo talent to contribute to the next generation smartphone production.”