Jolla Oy (sometimes referred to as Jolla Ltd.) is an independent designer, developer and vendor of various mobile devices as well as their open Sailfish OS and Mer Core open source projects. Headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, Jolla has research and development (R&D) office in Helsinki and Tampere and also an R&D department and office in Cyberport Hong Kong, and they are establishing R&D and operations in China.
Jolla, in Finnish, is pronounced 'yolla'.
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