- Jolla, the team behind the Sailfish OS smartphone platform, finally made a profit.
- This milestone was reached after nearly 10 years of operation.
Jolla was founded in 2011, when Nokia cancelled its MeeGo smartphone platform and switched to Windows Phone, and the Sailfish OS platform was born. This has surpassed Windows Phone and BlackBerry 10 to some extent, becoming one of the few Android alternatives on the market.
now, Technology crisis According to reports, after nearly 10 years of development, Jolla has achieved profitability in 2020. According to reports, the company’s revenue increased by 53% year-on-year, and EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization) increased by 34%.
“Jolla did a great job,” the media quoted CEO and co-founder Sami Pienimäki as saying. “I am very happy to see that the company officially turned a profit last year.”
Its latest product is AppSupport for Linux platforms, which provides Android application support for Linux-based platforms (such as automotive infotainment systems and other embedded systems).
Harmony OS is another recent alternative mobile platform, but Pieimäki told Technology crisis He does not think that Huawei’s platform is a competitor.
“I don’t necessarily see Huawei launching the Hongmeng operating system’s value proposition and technology as our competitor-I think this is more proof of the market’s appetite for things other than Android itself.”
Either way, we are very happy to see Jolla achieve profitability in 2020. Sailfish OS may be a very niche proposition in the smartphone space. The company is diversifying its business, but healthy alternatives to mobile operating systems are always welcome.