Jolla Sailfish – an alternative to Android

The Russian government has approved the Jolla Sailfish mobile OS for use in its ranks, according to a report by Engadget.

The report stated that Jolla – a Finnish company – announced it was also in discussions with South Africa and China for a similar deal.

Jolla Sailfish “rose from the ashes of Nokia and Intel’s doomed MeeGo”, and the company states its OS provides “true multitasking”, gesture-based control, and the ability to run Android apps.

The report stated that the Russian and Chinese governments have “essentially banned purchases of Windows computers as well as iOS and Android devices”, and the move to Sailfish is to lessen their dependence on “Western” operating systems like Android and iOS.

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Jolla Sailfish – an alternative to Android