The authorities want to oblige smartphone manufacturers to pre-install Russian applications. Apple hints at leaving the market

If the Ministry of Communications and Mass Communications imposes restrictions, Yandex applications may appear on smartphones;

VKontakte, antivirus from Kaspersky Lab, and, for example, bank applications.

Now applications of Russian manufacturers inthe vast majority of cases are not pre-installed on smartphones. Google and Apple prefer their own services and applications of partners, and Russian companies have to pay for the pre-installation of their products.

Representatives from Microsoft, Intel and Apple have alreadyannounced that if the amendments were adopted, they would be forced to change their business models in Russia. In addition to Russian companies, the changes will be beneficial to the Chinese Huawei, the newspaper notes.

Earlier, Rostelecom and a Russian businessmanGrigory Berezkin, who owns the developer of the Aurora operating system based on the Finnish Sailfish, offered the CEO of Huawei Guo Pinu the possibility of switching the company's smartphones to another OS.