Jolla announced that its Sailfish OS-based smartphone will ship with Nokia’s HERE maps, providing users with up-to-date map data and rich location information, such as restaurants and hotels, from over 190 countries around the world. Moreover, this mapping asset will serve as an “integral part of Jolla’s complete user experience.”
In addition, the company has also struck a deal with Yandex.Store, a third-party Android marketplace which boasts more than 85,000 apps in 17 categories, while supporting in-app purchases. This in turn would allow Jolla smartphone owners to instantly get the latest Android apps without any sideloading involved.
Finally, Jolla yet again invited developers to submit their apps to Jolla Harbour, an open, free-of-charge application publishing portal that provides developers with “quality assurance and publishing solutions in ensuring optimal application quality and user experience in Sailfish OS.”