Jolla's First Smartphone Powered By Wayland
We have long known that Jolla, the company founded by former Nokia employees, has been toying with Wayland for their future smartphones. We now have confirmation that right from the start their first phone will be running on Wayland.
Jolla's phones are to run Sailfish OS as their MeeGo fork and they have been playing around with Wayland support even to the point of allowing Android GPU drivers to work with Wayland (Canonical in turn took a library and adapted that for their Android drivers with Mir).
In late May Jolla announced their first phone as a $500 USD product with a dual-core SoC, 4.5-inch display, 16GB storage, and 8MP camera. It turns out that this device will be shipping with Wayland.
It was confirmed this morning via Jolla on Twitter that "our first Jolla will ship with Wayland." This first phone is expected for an online release before the end of 2013.
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