Jolla hopes to ‘focus’ its mobile plans by splitting in two

Jolla’s mobile efforts have barely begun, but it’s already shaking things up by splittinginto two companies. From now on, Jolla Ltd. is focused solely on developing and licensing Sailfish OS, its custom mobile platform. It’s forming a new, as yet unnamed firm this summer for its hardware business, which sees demand from the pro-privacy crowd. As newly appointed CEO Antti Saarnio puts it, the division is all about establishing a “clear focus” — Jolla believes that it’ll require total concentration on software to take advantage of “large opportunities” for licensing its mobile platform.

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