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Russian Government To Use Jolla's SailFish As Alternative OS In Moblies

Update Date: Nov 30, 2016 06:01 AM EST

The Russian government has finally accepted ''Sailfish'' as its corporate and government mobile operating system. The software was made by Jolla, a Finnish company. The software company have declared that its cell phone OS has been acknowledged for use by Russia's administration.

The Russian government is aiming at fundamentally reducing its dependence on foreign portable Operating systems. Reports confirmed that the current 95 percent of the iOS and Android market in the country will shift to 50 percent by 2025. Sailfish will also become the official and only operating system the Government will use.

Earlier this year a new Russian company called Open Mobile Platform (OMP) had authorized the Sailfish OS with the goal of creating a custom form for use in the local Market of Russia. Work has been continuing for eighteen months with general improvement of the OS. It will operate as the center part of an OMP's Russian version of the Operating system.

Jolla was a result and creation from the aftermath of the company called MeeGo. This was an incomplete dream of Nokia and Microsoft. The Project turned out to be a dead-end due to low crowdfunding. However, former staffs of the MeeGo group pooled assets and began Jolla. They used significant parts of the open-source portions of MeeGo as they could utilize.

Jolla Sailfish OS as of now is powering devices such as the Jolla C developer phone, Intex Aqua Fish and the Turing Phone. Now that Russia has equipped the company for its infrastructure, Jolla says it's planning to rehash this procedure in other regions, specifically in different BRICs countries. The organization has informed that they are already in talks to make similar contracts with leaders of China and South Africa.

Russia and China have been trying their best to avoid external OS's for some time. The strategy was aimed to reduce spying risks. This could be the first successful move of Russia in the GeoPolitical spectrum.

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