The Russian government plans to install the operating system Aurora in the 360,000 Huawei tablets sold before August next year. The report said that the reason for installing Aurora on Huawei tablets was mainly to get rid of the dilemma of being unable to use the “Android” system due to US sanctions. A Huawei spokesperson confirmed that the company has already held consultations with the Russian Ministry of Communications.
The report said that Russian Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media, Konstantin Noskov and Huawei Vice, Guo Ping discussed the possibility of using the Aurora mobile operating system on Huawei equipment. The two also discussed the issue of localized production of some Huawei equipment in Russia.
Russia’s Aurora operating system, formerly known as the Sailfish system, was developed by Finnish experts, but later became the operating system of the Russian telecommunications company through the operation of the Russian side. Because it is not open source, it is relatively safe, so at the beginning, Russia hopes to make it a system for small-scale use by the government and security departments.