Russia unveiled its Android-based OS


01/09/2012

The Russian Ministry of Defense does not trust the operating system from Google, and released its own coded OS that resembles Android.

This version of the OS for tablet computers will be available for purchase at a price of 15,000 rubles ($ 460) for a copy of this year.

The developers of the Central Scientific Research Institute said their main client will appear, and state officials.

"The military version will be shock-and water-resistant" - said the director of operations Andrew Starikovskiy.

"This operating system has all the features of Android, but without her hidden from the eyes of the functions that refer to the user’s private information Google", - noted the researchers.

The Russian authorities were concerned that the information collected and stored by Google for many years, may fall into the hands of the U.S. government, revealing a secret and sensitive correspondence.

Such concerns have led to the emergence of several expensive military projects.

One of these inventions, GLONASS, is competing with the global positioning system (GPS), and allows you to direct missiles at targets without the use of the American system, which can easily be turned off.

OS developers reported that work on it took place over five years. According to them, the need for this operating system is due to the fact that Russia, and in particular the management of such companies as Gazprom, does not trust Google.

"They are not afraid of Google and accused the U.S. government of stealing. They are afraid of leaks," - said the manager of the project, Dmitry Mikhailov.

"In the market there is no analogue of this operating system. It is protected from hacking" - said Mikhailov. "There are people for whom this is a priority factor."

Original: Phys.org


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