When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Here’s how it works

Home / News / MeeGo OS revived by ex-Nokia employees

MeeGo OS revived by ex-Nokia employees

Startup Jolla will bring back the Linux-based smartphone platform that Nokia dumped in favour of Windows Phone

When Nokia decided to embrace Windows Phone, its own freshly-developed MeeGo smartphone OS – as seen on the Nokia N9 – fell by the wayside. But it’s coming back from the dead, and it’s a group of former Nokia employees that are holding the defibrillator.

MeeGo, developed in conjunction with Intel, was originally seen by Nokia as an ideal platform for its future tablets, but Finnish startup Jolla Mobile will launch a range of smartphones sporting the OS. The company’s COO Marc Dillon spent 11 years at Nokia, and was the principal engineer for MeeGo, which goes a long way towards explaining why Jolla’s chosen to use the Linux-based OS in its first phone.

A company statement also referred to MeeGo as “the world’s best smartphone product”, and a new handset will be revealed by the end of 2012.

[Via CNET]

Profile image of Dan Grabham Dan Grabham Editor-in-Chief


Dan is Editor-in-chief of Stuff, working across the magazine and the Stuff.tv website.  Our Editor-in-Chief is a regular at tech shows such as CES in Las Vegas, IFA in Berlin and Mobile World Congress in Barcelona as well as at other launches and events. He has been a CES Innovation Awards judge. Dan is completely platform agnostic and very at home using and writing about Windows, macOS, Android and iOS/iPadOS plus lots and lots of gadgets including audio and smart home gear, laptops and smartphones. He's also been interviewed and quoted in a wide variety of places including The Sun, BBC World Service, BBC News Online, BBC Radio 5Live, BBC Radio 4, Sky News Radio and BBC Local Radio.

Areas of expertise

Computing, mobile, audio, smart home