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Huawei looks to Sailfish/Aurora OS to replace Google’s Android on its smartphones

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FunkyMike    1,822
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Huawei looks to Russian technology to replace Google’s Android on its smartphones

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The Chinese corporation is negotiating a replacement for Android with the Aurora operating system, currently being developed by Moscow-based firm Russian Mobile Platform, Russian news outlet the Bell reports, citing an official familiar with the issue.

Huawei Chairman Guo Ping reportedly discussed the possible deal with the Russian minister of digital development and communications, Konstantin Noskov, ahead of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

 

“China is already testing devices with the Aurora pre-installed,” the official said.

 

Moreover, the subject was addressed during an official meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin with Chinese leader Xi Jinping the day before the business event. The two presidents reportedly discussed both an opportunity of installing the Aurora operating system on Huawei smartphones and localization of some of Huawei’s production facilities in Russia.

 

Aurora is a mobile operating system that is being developed on the basis of Sailfish OS, designed by Finnish technology company Jolla. In 2014, Russian entrepreneur Grigory Berezkin became a co-owner of Jolla. Since 2016, the Open Mobile Platform company, associated with the businessman, has been developing a Russian version of the system. Last year, a 75-percent share in the Open Mobile Platform was purchased by Russia’s state telecommunications company, Rostelecom.

 

https://www.rt.com/business/461583-huawei-russia-android-replace/

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Jazmac    2,404

Now that's workin' it. Go Huawei!

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