Sailfish OS approved by Russia for official governmental and corporate use

Sailfish OS approved by Russia for official governmental and corporate use
Jolla's Sailfish OS received a boost today from Russia where the OS was certified in the country for governmental and corporate use. The country has said that by 2025, it wants to cut its use of U.S. developed mobile operating systems like Android and iOS to 50%. Last year, the pair combined for a 95% market share in the country. Also in the running was Tizen.

A new company in Russia called Open Mobile Platform has already licensed Sailfish in the country with an eye toward using the developer community to make it a more secure offering. We could see new Sailfish devices appear in Russia some time in 2017.

Sailfish has an advantage over other mobile OS choices like Firefox OS because of its compatibility with Android apps. Tizen can also be used to access some Android apps with help from the Open Mobile Application Compatibility Layer (ACL), available in the Tizen app store.

The process of certifying Sailfish in Russia is one that has taken 18 months to complete. It started with analysis by the IT Ministry of Russia to determine which mobile OS it should back, Tizen or Sailfish. According to Jolla Chairman Antti Saarnio, a version of Sailfish was built by a local Russian firm so that the country could have an independent OS supported by Jolla's code base. Rather than a forked version of Sailfish, it is a model of the OS that the Russian licensing partner can custom build to the requirements of customers.


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source: TechCrunch

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12 Comments

1. patrioticwarrior

Posts: 134; Member since: Nov 09, 2016

I would like to see Nokia implementing sailfish os in coming near future. Sailfish and Tizen are good alternative to ios and android

2. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

From Russia w/Love. I wish they had adopted Tizen instead. Tizen is supported by more OEM's and not just Samsung. Which emans Russia could have had even more options for phones. It would also have leverage Samsung to be a major player as an alternative to iOS and Android and Windows Phone OS'. Samsung, please buy out Blackberry/QNX and buy all of Blackberry's services and you can compete easily and more. You can start pushing Tizen to Galaxy devices directly and make carriers who want apps on their phones to be placed in the Galaxy App store, like every one else. The only carriers apps that should even be allowed, are those that monitor data usage and an app to have mobile access to my account.

3. patrioticwarrior

Posts: 134; Member since: Nov 09, 2016

"Samsung, please buy out Blackberry/QNX and buy all of Blackberry's services and you can compete easily and more." I agree by doing that samsung would be in much better shape in security wise. **Plus 1!!

8. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I actually think Apple or Google should buy our blackberry.

4. patrioticwarrior

Posts: 134; Member since: Nov 09, 2016

Galaxy app store sounds too boring ,how about Tizen store.

5. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Galaxy App store is different from Tizen store... The former offers Android apps specifically optimized for Galaxy devices (along with promotions for Samsung users alone), while the latter only offers apps for devices running the Tizen OS. Shouldn't you be already aware of the difference between both app stores? It isn't just about Galaxy App store sounding too "boring", 'cause it's absolutely different from Tizen store. So the name of both app stores can't be switched for the other.

6. patrioticwarrior

Posts: 134; Member since: Nov 09, 2016

Thanks for the info bro .plus 1 !!!

9. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2314; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I'd rather them not buy Blackberry considering they have not had such a great history of making an OS that doesn't seem clunky. Blackberry 10 is able to run very smooth on even low-end hardware (i.e. dual-core 1.2 ghz CPU, 1.5 GB RAM as evidenced by the Z3). If I could trust Samsung to really just take Blackberry 10 and make it open to more applications, I would be fine with that. But something tells me that they would try to put a bunch of overlays on top of it which would ruin it. I will applaud Samsung with Tizen becoming a light operating system in terms of resources being used, but still there are people who have used it and have noted it's just a little clunky. I would give it another year before it becomes something that can be really considered competition to iOS and Android.

10. meanestgenius

Posts: 21600; Member since: May 28, 2014

Agreed. I don't think that Samsung would develop BB10 further, either. I think they would just slap a few overlays on it as well, which would indeed ruin it. They wouldn't do justice to BlackBerry's services either, as it was BlackBerry that had to step in to make Samsung's Knox as secure as it is. http://www.phonearena.com/news/Samsung-turns-to-BlackBerry-to-enhance-Android-security_id62825

7. ashaebani2002

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 29, 2016

Russian OS = KGB I prefer symbian over that nasty OS. Russians are just troll!

12. patrioticwarrior

Posts: 134; Member since: Nov 09, 2016

Ios and google = CIA

11. lyndon420

Posts: 6600; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

We definitely need a strong 3rd player. Bring it to North America.

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