Huawei is testing Aurora - Russia's operating system based on Sailfish OS

Huawei is testing Aurora – Russia's operating system based on Sailfish OS

Information from a Russian newspaper said Huawei is testing a Russian-developed operating system called Aurora (Аврора). Meanwhile, China 's Global Times also reported that Huawei' s Hongmeng OS is being tested by major domestic technology companies! Aurora is an operating system developed based on Sailfish OS – the operating system. Who is Jolla, Finland and Jolla? This is the company created by the people who made the Meego operating system on the Nokia N9. Jolla is still providing Saiflish OS for many small-scale device makers and the company previously sold its Jolla Phone or Jolla Tablet. If you are curious about Sailfish OS, then you are here:

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Aurora was developed by the Russian Open Mobile Platform with the backing of Grigory Berezkin – a famous Russian businessman who is currently the director of ESN Energo energy group. In 2018, state-owned operator Rostelecom acquired 75% of Open Mobile Platform.

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According to Russia's The Bell, Huawei's rotating chairman Guo Ping (Guo Ping) "discussed the possibility of converting Huawei smartphones to Sailfish with the Russian Digital Development and Communication Minister – Konstantin Noskov." The site also reported that "the topic was raised at a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Xi Jinping" at the International Economic Forum. Petersburg 2019. In addition, Huawei has also ensured its role in deploying 5G network infrastructure in Russia.

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According to the report, a staff member from Guo Ping or a Russian official revealed that "China has tested devices running Aurora OS," and that Aurora will be installed on many types of Huawei devices instead of Google Android. Besides, Huawei is expected to launch a number of production activities in Russia including "chip manufacturing and software cooperation".

Although the current concern is Huawei's Android alternative, in fact, the entire Chinese hardware and software supply chain is threatened and needs to be rebuilt. Therefore the creation of a China-Russia alliance will make things more feasible.

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Interestingly, as soon as the news that Huawei tested Aurora OS, Huawei's observers are focusing on many other big Chinese technology firms, including Tencent, Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo.

According to Global Times, a Chinese state-owned newspaper, "Huawei is testing Hongmeng OS with major Internet companies and domestic smartphone manufacturers. The operating system will be released in the next few months." . " This page is still headline: "Huawei Hongmeng OS 60% faster than Android."

And it is extremely interesting to combine the two information on which a new technology axis between China and Russia is emerging, breaking the dominance of US technology. This creates a so-called "spinternet" in which an alternative ecosystem will attack the market, independent of the US hardware or software, breaking Google's monopoly.

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Meanwhile, it's entirely possible that Huawei is exploring many alternatives. The company seems to have all the tools and plans to survive with almost unlimited research and development capabilities. The challenge for the company is still to sell products that run such alternative software outside the domestic and Russian markets. In Europe, convincing users to try something outside the Android world is almost impossible.

Regardless of what is going on, the emergence of technology cooperation topics between Beijing and Moscow during the meetings between Xi and Putin shows a bigger picture, a matter being exchanged by the two sides. very serious.


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