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Jolla OS Will Run Android Apps Says CEO Jussi Hurmola

DavidGilbert99 (2607235) writes | about 2 years ago

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DavidGilbert99 writes "Jolla, the mobile phone operating system based on Nokia's abandoned MeeGo project, will be able to run Android apps when it is launched.

Tero Lehto from Finnish 3T publication interviewed Jussi Hurmola and learned that the company will be enabling Android (although he does not want to officially disclose it just yet) as well as Qt and HTML5 applications to their platform through something that is called ACL (application compatibility layer).

Developer OpenMobile markets ACL as "destroying the app barrier", which allows any handset being launched to compete with Apple iPhone or Google Android devices.

"It is virtually impossible to attract millions of customers without a vibrant apps ecosystem with hundreds of thousands of apps. Consumers don't want a device that doesn't have a full variety of apps. ACL destroys the app barrier and brings an entire app ecosystem to your device — on day one," the ACL OpenMobile website reads.

There could still be more details to come as Jolla claims Hurmola's comments do not reveal the whole strategy."

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