Mintsifra refused 7 billion rubles for smartphones with Russian software due to lack of parts


The Ministry of Digital Development proposed to cut spending in 2022 by 7.1 billion rubles on smartphones with Russian software due to the inability to buy the necessary components.

Mintsifra refused 7 billion rubles for smartphones with Russian software due to lack of parts

This is reported in the list of proposals of the main managers of federal budget funds, for the document refers TASS.

The document notes that the proposal to reduce the cost of issuing devices to officials with a domestic mobile operating system and applications developed for it is caused by “the inability to purchase equipment and components due to the current geopolitical and economic situation.”

  • According to the Competence Center for Import Substitution in the Field of ICT (CKIT) for December 2021, the share of Russian products among the software used by state-owned companies averages 30–35%. The government directive prescribes to keep this figure at the level of 50-70%.
  • In May, 2022 the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Chernyshenko announced that experts finish the Aurora mobile operating system which developer is Open Mobile Platform subsidiary of Rostelecom.
  • Aurora is developed on the basis of the open platform Sailfish from the Finnish Jolla, created by former Nokia employees. The system can be installed on any mobile devices, has passed certification tests of the Federal Security Service of Russia, is registered by Rospatent and entered the register of domestic software.

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