Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Jolla has denied reports about the creation of Russia’s rival iOS and Android – RBC

Russia is not developing its own mobile operating system edition of The Verge reported with reference to the Chairman of the Board of Directors Antti Jolla Saarni.

According to Antti Saarni, Russia is going to use various methods to reduce their dependence on Android and iOS, the newspaper writes. The Verge refers to the head of the Ministry of Communications Tweet Nikolai Nikiforov, where he promises to award grants to developers who “will move their applications from Android and iOS monopoly to independent Tizen and Sailfish».

Jolla has issued a license to the code of its operating system device manufacturers, the company also integrates with services that are leaders in the Russian market, said Saarni. According to him, Jolla supplies to Russian devices with built-in app store “Yandex”. “And now we are supporting many and many services in the Russian Sailfish», – quotes the edition of the chairman Jolla. According to him, these initiatives support the Russian government.

Jolla does not take into account the possible political consequences of such cooperation. “I’m a businessman and I have one mission: to maximize the user base of our operating system” – are words in the publication Saarni. From the perspective of a small technology startup Jolla needs a lot of support, so Saarni welcomes any assistance from any large country. He was not worried about the possible impact on the Russian Sailfish, since all the crucial know-how to the employees of the company concluded, and “it is not easy to pass».

According to RBC, the Russian IT-experts will work on the new mobile an operating system based on the development of the Finnish company Jolla – Sailfish. Recently shareholder Jolla was a group of UST Gregory Berezkina Russian millionaire.


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