The Ministry of Digital Development proposed to cut spending in 2022 by 7.1 billion rubles on smartphones with Russian software due to the impossibility of buying the necessary components.
This is reported in the list of proposals of the main fund managers of the federal budget, TASS refers to the document.
The document states that the proposal to reduce the cost of delivering devices to officials with a national mobile operating system and applications developed for it originates from “the impossibility of acquiring equipment and components due to the current geopolitical and economic situation.”
- According to the Competence Center for Import Substitution in the ICT Field (CKIT) of December 2021, the share of Russian products among the software used by state-owned companies averages 30-35%. The government directive prescribes keeping this figure at the level of 50-70%.
- In May 2022, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Chernyshenko announced that experts have finished the Aurora mobile operating system, the developer of which is the Open Mobile Platform subsidiary of Rostelecom.
- Aurora is developed on the basis of Finnish Jolla’s Sailfish open platform, created by ex-Nokia employees. The system can be installed on any mobile device, has passed the certification tests of the Federal Security Service of Russia, is registered by Rospatent and entered the registry of domestic software.
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