On the Huawei smartphones will appear the Russian operating system "Aurora"

Recently, when, due to US sanctions, Google broke off cooperation with Huawei, it was reported that Android

on smartphones will replace the Russian operating system "Aurora". Now this is not a joke: "Aurora" really will appear on Huawei devices.

What is known

According to the deputy head of the Ministry of Communications and Mass Media, MikhailMamonov, the decision was made at the level of the heads of Russia and China. Active discussions are now taking place between the Chinese corporation and the developer of the mobile operating system Aurora (Rostelecom structure). In the near future they plan to conclude a non-disclosure agreement.

Mamonov assures that the pilot project to install Aurora on Huawei smartphones will be launched before the end of this year.

“I have no doubt that the pilot can be launched before the end of the year, and on some Huawei devices, the Russian operating system will appear in some format,” said the representative of the Ministry of Communications.

Most likely, at first “Aurora” will be launched only on a few models in test mode.

By the way, "Aurora" used to wear a different name -OS Sailfish. It was created by Jolla, which was founded by people from Nokia. Back in 2016, Russian Open Mobile Platform LLC became a partner of the Finnish company, and in 2018, Rostelecom acquired 75 percent of the shares of the developer of the operating system. At the same time decided to rename the OS in the "Aurora". It is based on open source projects and includes closed source components.