[Updated] Nokia gifts MeeGo patents to Jolla
As we reported earlier, Jolla will be continuing development on MeeGo, we have just received another update on it.
Nokia has gifted a bunch of MeeGo patents to Jolla startup. Jolla founder Jussi Hurmola told ItViikko; “I would like to thank Nokia” and that they had a “good and open relationship”.
There is no word on which patents Nokia has handed over to Jolla for now. Much of the MeeGo IP was created by the MeeGo team who left the company.
“Nokia will offer training, funding, and help identify business opportunities and partnerships for those interested in starting a new business or a company on their own,” the company said of the scheme, “which can fuel new growth for impacted communities.”
Jolla hasn’t said anything as to when we will be seeing the first of its devices, though Hurmola has hinted that we could see something before 2012 end. And that they have been listening “to very strong signals coming from the market” about consumer tastes in smartphones.
We have just got an update on this, apparently Slashgear got it wrong. Mark Durrant from Nokia’s corporate communications tweeted about it saying
We’re proud of Nokia Bridge program support to start-ups founded by ex-Nokians, but we’ve not gifted patents to any, including Jolla.