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Monday, May 18, 2015

Cold War of Code

The Code War: Russia Plans to Free Itself from iOS and Android

Based on Finland’s Sailfish operating system, the plan is the latest way Russia is fighting for independence from US technology

Alex Hern | May 18, 2015

The cold war may have ended in the 90s but Russia is still fighting to free itself from American influence over its technology sector, with the country’s minister for communications announcing plans to create a new mobile operating system to challenge iOS and Android across all the Brics nations.
Meanwhile, another Russian company is designing its own central processing units to take on Intel and AMD.
According to Russia’s RBC financial newspaper, the country’s ministry of communications instigated the project to replace Android and iOS, meeting with Finland’s Jolla to discuss the creation of a new mobile operating system based on Jolla’s open-source Sailfish operating system.

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