Just after the search giant Google was launched in 1998, Baidu was also launched by China two years later in 2000 to give Google a tough competition and now Russia seems to follow the same by launching its own operating system for Smartphone devices.
New Linux-based Mobile Operating System is Arriving to ‘Kill’ Android and iOS
As we noticed, Yandex the Russian search engine brought a complaint against Google for forcing its own apps and services like YouTube, Google Maps, Hangouts on the open source mobile platform “Android” and on which Google was on the losing side in an anti-monopoly case in Russia.
And following that another major development, Russia has taken the first step of developing the new operating system that will put an end to the monopoly of Android and iOS devices. And the amazing part is company has also gained the much-needed support from the Government of Russia.
According to the Nikolai Nikiforov, the Russian Communication Ministry tweeted last month about the development of the brand new Russian mobile operating system and are currently looking for best developers, online security experts, and engineers.
Russia is looking to develop a new Linux-based global operating system for business giants and privacy seekers which will turn out to be best for those looking for trusted mobile solutions. A few months earlier, Nikolai Nikiforov also discussed the new OS in Russia in which he mentioned that BRICS countries which include (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) are also working on the project to dominate the American tech firm.
The new operating system will be built on the top of Sailfish OS, which is a mobile operating system combining the Linux kernel with a particular hardware platform use, the open-source Mer core middleware, a proprietary UI contributed by Jolla, and other third-party components. Moreover, Sailfish OS was developed by former Nokia employees.
Sailfish OS is good enough to challenge Android, as it comes up with some good features. Moreover, how can we forget BRICS countries which cover half of the world’s population are supporting to develop this operating system.
We can expect something great coming to our ways in upcoming years.