Right now the smartphone platform market pretty much consists of iOS, Android, and Windows Phone/Windows 10 Mobile. There are of course other platforms like BlackBerry 10, Tizen, and Sailfish OS, just to name a few, but those platforms don’t exactly command the biggest market share.
However Sailfish OS is about to get a boost in its market share thanks to a recent approval by the Russian government in which the platform was approved for both governmental and corporate use. The Russian government had previously stated that they plan to reduce its usage of US-developed platforms by 2025, and it seems that Sailfish OS is one way to go about it.
One of the added benefits of Sailfish is that it is compatible with Android apps, meaning that users of the platform will also be able to access Android apps in addition to apps developed specifically for the Sailfish platform. The first phone to run the platform was announced by Jolla back in 2013, but unfortunately following its launch, it never quite gained the same traction that iOS and Android did.
We’re not sure if it is because of a lack of apps, features, or maybe it was just late to the party. Either it looks like the platform will now find some use by the Russian government and companies in the country.
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