The only operating system in the register of domestic software is made in Finland.
The head of Rostelecom Mikhail Oseevsky said that Russian officials will switch to the operating system Sailfish Mobile OS in 2019. The government has been talking about such plans since 2016, when the mobile system entered the register of domestic software.
According to Oseevsky, by mid-summer they will prepare the necessary documents and begin the translation process. “We plan that everyone will use it, and the Communications Ministry prepares documents,” he said. He did not specify whether the use of Sailfish will be mandatory and how much money is required from the budget.
Sailfish – a mobile operating system, which developers in March 2018 bought”Rostelecom.” According to the media, the deal cost $ 50 million. Since September 2016 this is the only mobile OS in the register of domestic software. It was developed by the Finnish company Jolla, created by natives of Nokia.
Since 2016, the media have repeatedly written that officials will be transferred to Sailfish and that the system will be used in the first state messenger because of its “independence from Western companies”. But these plans have not been implemented.