Jolla, the company behind the Sailfish OS, is now aiming to release an official version of its operating system for a range of Sony Mobile’s Xperia devices. The first project is a Sailfish OS powered Xperia X, which is on display at Jolla’s stand at Mobile World Congress 2017.

Commenting on this, Sami Pienimäki, CEO of Jolla, said,

Sony Mobile is trusted worldwide for its premium brand and quality, and we believe that Xperia devices are a perfect fit for many Sailfish OS customers and community members around the world. We are thrilled to start this exploration together with Sony Mobile to provide our licensing customers with a solid hardware solution, and to offer our community a follow-up device for the Jolla C launched last year.

Karl-Johan Dahlström, Director, Sony Developer Program, said,

We support innovation and development on our open-source platform. The overall aim of Sony’s Open Devices program is to build the strongest possible ecosystem of unique software experiences for advanced users and developers – and collaborating with Jolla will only serve to further strengthen that offering.

This represents a new opportunity for Jolla’s partners and community members alike – Sailfish OS customers around the world will soon be able to utilize Sony’s advanced mobile hardware in their projects. Sony’s Open Devices program will offer their community members a chance to get their hands on an exciting new range of Sailfish-powered devices.

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