OS Sailfish Based On Linux Becomes The Official Mobile Operating System of Russia

The Finnish company Sailfish OS of Jolla was recognized as the official mobile operating system by the Russian government. This operating system uses the open source Linux kernel, basic Jolla user interface and other third-party proprietary components. We can expect new OS Sailfish devices on the Russian market in 2017. Outside of Russia, Jolla is also trying to be a large part of mobile ecosystem OS replacement in other BRICS countries.

In recent times the Russian government has tried to encourage alternative software providers to end the monopoly of US companies The country has also repeatedly expressed that it is not convinced that about 95 percent of Russians are smartphones Running Android and iOS.

In a similar move, the operating system Jolla Sailfish has been accepted as the "only mobile operating system in Russia for use in government projects corporations and their mobile devices." Samsung Tizen has also been competing for this state. In Russia, we can expect the new OS Sailfish devices in 2017.

For those who do not know, Jolla Ltd., manufacturer Sailfish OS, is a Finnish mobile phone company that has been trained by former employees of Nokia. The Sailfish OS is based on the kernel user interface and open source Linux Jolla Basic and other third-party components. As Sailfish OS is compatible with Android OS, it has a natural high hand on other Android alternatives. It should be noted that while open source calls Jolla Sailfish OS, some items are closed source. The company says it intends to open the source of most components, but lack of resources is becoming a big problem.

In Russia, OS Sailfish is developed and licensed by a local company product called Open Mobile Platform Ltd., which has already begun building community of local developers Sailfish OS in Russia. Instead of using a fork-shaped version of the operating system pilgrim is a customized operating system model that can be modified to suit the needs of the customer.

Apart from this great victory in Russia Jolla, it also discusses other possibilities of the mobile OS in China, South Africa, India and Brazil.

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