The cold war continues?

The cold war continues?

On the paper, No, but the reality shows another facts. In its desire to be independent, Russia is planning to create its own operating system for mobile devices, thus leaving behind iOS and Android.

On the paper, No, but the reality shows another facts.

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In its desire to be independent, Russia is planning to create its own operating system for mobile devices, thus leaving behind iOS and Android. Russian authorities informed that Russia is seriously planning to create their own mobile platform, based on Sailfish an open-source mobile OS, created by Jolla, developers from Finland. The Finnish developers met Russian colleagues earlier to discuss future plans on the new OS.

Sailfish by Jolla

Sailfish by Jolla

Russian representative, Nikolai Nikiforov, said that his aim is to reduce the country’s dependency on foreign technologies to 50% from current 95% today. Russian desire to stay independent becomes more obvious in the light of recent events, after the annexation of Crimea and escalation of war in the east of Ukraine, world community applied sanctions to Russia that won’t affect positively on the country. And as the situation in Ukraine doesn’t seem to be getting better, it is only a matter of time, when new, stricter sanctions will be applied to Russia, influencing even more on the country’s economics.

Sailfish user interface

Sailfish user interface

Also, last year Apple declined Russia’s request to reveal its source code to the Russian government. The request came from Nikiforov in order to check if the United States inbuilt some backdoors or security breaches after the leaking of documents, held by by Edward Snowden.

Due to the latest research, only 0.5% of the Russian mobile OS market belongs to Sailfish. It is located below Microsoft and Blackberry operating systems. Nikiforov said, the success of the upcoming OS would depend on how many users would like it and how popular it would be among device makers in Russia.

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