12:05 GMT11 April 2021
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    Iran could become a partner of the international company with involvement of BRICS states' specialists developing SailFish mobile operating system, Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation said in a statement on Wednesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, Russian Minister of Communications and Mass Media Nikolai Nikiforov and Iranian Minister of Communication Mahmoud Vaezi met in Moscow and discussed a number of issues.

    "Vaezi accepted a proposal of Nikolai Nikiforov about cooperation in the sphere of demonopolization of software and is ready to consider the issue to become one of the partners of the international company developing SailFish mobile operating system," the statement said.

    According to the statement, Nikiforov said during the meeting that the devices using SailFish, which was developing by the specialists from the BRICS states were operative in India and Finland and would be presented in South Africa later in the year.

    In 2015, Nikiforov visited all the BRICS states, namely Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, and presented an idea to create an international project that could become an alternative to the existing mobile operating systems, such as Android and iOS.

    SailFish is a mobile OS, which is based on the Linux kernel. The OS is being developed by a number of communities from different countries.


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