Jolla’s Sailfish OS has been accepted for use by Russia's government

Jolla’s Sailfish OS has been accepted for use by Russia's government

In a Tuesday announcement, Finnish software house Jolla has revealed that its Sailfish smartphone operating system has been certified by Russia for government as well as corporate use.

The announcement implies that Jolla's Sailfish OS will now be used by Russia for its official government business.

The move comes after a previous report that the use of the Sailfish OS has been licensed by a new Russian firm called Open Mobile Platform (OMP) for developing "a whole new operating system for domestic markets in Russia."

Though the use of the Sailfish OS has not been commenced by the Russian government as yet, it is being reported that Jolla and OMP will work together to develop a "Sailfish version for Russia." Jolla and its licensing partners will collaborate to create Sailfish OS variations to suit the needs of the partners, but the core code will still remain unchanged.

Meanwhile, in revealing that the Russian government has accepted the use of the Sailfish OS, Jolla has also disclosed that it is already in talks for similar deals with leaders in China, South Africa, and other BRICS countries.


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