Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 29th Nov 2016 14:20 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

Jolla Ltd., the Finnish mobile company and developer of open mobile operating system Sailfish OS today announced that Sailfish OS has been officially accepted as the only mobile OS in Russia to be used in governmental and government controlled corporations' upcoming mobile device projects. Jolla has also started discussions in China and South Africa about building local mobile OS ecosystems for the countries.

Good news for the company of course, but can someone from Russia shed some light on just how impactful this is? If you take the announcement at face value, it'd mean that starting from today, every new phone issued to a government employee in Russia will run Sailfish, but for some reason, that just seems implausible. What does it really mean?

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Comment by Luminair
by Luminair on Tue 29th Nov 2016 15:50 UTC
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> What does it really mean?

russian government sources regularly say things that are not true. so while this could come true, it reasonably could not too, which means the statement has almost no meaning

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