Russian ministers drop the Apple iPad for "specially protected" Samsung tablets

Russian ministers drop the Apple iPad for
Has the Cold War returned? Russian ministers might think so. Recently, ministers in the country exchanged their Apple iPads for tablets made by Samsung. It seems that the iOS flavored slabs do not offer enough security, and those working in the government feel that the iPads can no longer handle sensitive information. On the other hand, Russian minister Nikolai Nikiforov says that the new Samsung branded slates are "specially protected devices that can be used to work with confidential information." It is unknown which Samsung models the minister is talking about.

Some believe that there is more to Russia's decision than meets the eye. With the U.S. orchestrating sanctions against the country following the activity in the Ukraine, could the iPad's demotion inside the Russian government have anything to do with its American heritage? Nikiforov denied this. Instead he pointed out that reports indicate that the U.S.intelligence agencies will be working harder to intercept information. "This obviously orientates Russian clients, primarily state ones, to be very choosy about their partners in IT," Nikiforov says.


The minister added that tablets from South Korean and Chinese companies could soon see higher demand from Russia.

source: AFP via BGR

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29 Comments

1. iushnt

Posts: 3138; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

And this is how things work HTC. They were not concerned about aluminum and plastics but the features and security..

2. blingblingthing

Posts: 979; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

LOL, good One

25. TheGenius

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

Haha.. I see what you did there.! ;)

4. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Yup. Not only HTC sould listen, but Apple, too. This "premium aluminum" mumbo-jumbo must end , ones and for all. Many ppl don't like the Tim Cook's "fashion orientation" and "passion", and have diffent view about , what the tecnology is. (tech design is not "aluminum"- the worst material for smatphones , though)

6. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Oppo used the correct material for a smartphone, Titanium.

15. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Wasn't it , Platinum? :)

29. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Which has on my Arte8800

8. rangaha

Posts: 86; Member since: Dec 05, 2013

aluminum != premium

13. hurrycanger

Posts: 1769; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Aluminum or plastic, they all end up in the recycle can. :))

20. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

This report is very miss leading... selection of secure product means cold war? Russians or anyone has a right to choose what they feel is more better for their requirement... even US own government approved knox feature of samsung, so US is also doing cold war against IOS?? thats a crazy to thing to think

3. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Even technology can't escape post cold war geo politics lol.

5. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

"cold war " ?? "geo politics"?? What? US authorities also go for Samsung. The SECURITY is universal term.

9. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

Seems like Apple is losing is mojo.

11. Sauce unregistered

These are the same people who changed from Samsung Tab to iPad 3 years ago lmao.

12. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Really?? Never late to understand the mistake, though. US authorities also went for Samsung., for the security

16. Sauce unregistered

Lol secutiry? If they wanted "security" they wouldn't be on any tablet what so ever. This isn't the movies or some sci fi b.s. It's all politics. But it's okay. Too many firms and companies use iPads. It's good to share the spotlight once in a while.

18. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Us authorities were just testing Samsung and LG smartphones, it turns out they just reverted back to normal

19. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

10. marlboro

Posts: 94; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

Russians are threat though...

14. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

So, better to stay with iPads. Right? :)

17. marlboro

Posts: 94; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

DTA, lol!

21. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Why russians are threat? are they making phones with plastic explosive body? is their phone bettery filled with dynamite charger?

23. marlboro

Posts: 94; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

indeed! coz plastics are undetectable, haha!

22. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Why russians are threat? are they making phones with plastic explosive body? is their phone bettery filled with dynamite charger?

24. dorian827

Posts: 161; Member since: Jul 28, 2012

Hopefully he doesn't drop the cheap built Samsung device.

28. tedkord

Posts: 17452; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

30. dorian827

Posts: 161; Member since: Jul 28, 2012

Unfortunately I don't care about neither of those manufactures or brands. They don't quite bend my interest.

26. dontneedtoknow

Posts: 158; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

I feel like this is because of US spying and they think Apple helps them do it.

27. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Grait:) Now is time to explane why US authorities also ditch Apple for Samsung????

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