After the release of Google search engine in 1998, China also released its search engine, Baidu, two years later in 2000 to bounce Google and turn out to be a tough competitor and now Russia seems to follow the same by launching its own Linux-based mobile operating system for tablet and Smartphone devices.
If we noticed, Yandex, which is the Russian search engine took a complaint and protest against Google for forcing its own apps and services like Google Maps, YouTube, Gmail, Hangouts on “Android”, an open source mobile platform and on the other side Google is losing its side in an anti-monopoly case in Russia.
Subsequently it look as if that another major developer, Russia has started the first step of developing different operating system which may put an end to the monopoly and domination of iOS and Android devices. And the astonishing part is that Government of Russia also appears to support the company.
According to the Nikolai Nikiforov, “the Russian Communication Ministry tweeted last month about the development of the brand new Russian mobile operating system and are currently looking for best developers, online security experts, and engineers.”
This new operating system will be built and constructed on very top of the Sailfish OS, which is a mobile based operating system combining the Linux kernel with a precise hardware platform, the open source Mer core middleware (a trademarked UI contributed by Jolla) and other third-party modules. Moreover, Sailfish OS was developed by former employees of Nokia.
Sailfish OS is good enough this contest to challenge the Android, as it comes up with many salient features. And, how can we forget BRICS countries which covers half of the world’s population and are willing to support for developing this operating system.