Android is the most popular in the world, but not the only mobile operating system. Huawei is developing its own counterpart to the American “green robot”, and Russian programmers have already introduced the Aurora protected software platform for the domestic market. Today, the network has information about the new domestic OS for smartphones and tablets, the first devices on the basis of which will go on sale this fall.
The Russian Astra Linux operating system was originally developed for servers and desktops – but as the Kommersant publication reports, its modified version can also be used for installation on mobile devices. The key difference in the OS from the previously announced mobile Aurora, according to the developers, will be the support of hundreds of applications ported from the desktop version.
The first devices based on the new firmware will be the MIG C55AL smartphone with a 5.5-inch display and the MIG T8AL and MIG T10AL tablets (8 and 10 inches, respectively). Gadgets will receive 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of built-in with the possibility of expansion. According to the developers, the battery life of new products will be from 10 to 12 hours at a temperature of –20 to +60 degrees Celsius, and up to five hours – when operating at thirty degrees of frost. It is expected that the first smartphones and tablets running Astra Linux will go on sale in September 2019-th.
“They will have a large price range. On average, they will cost as good phones on Android. We plan to sell tens of thousands of devices in the near future, ”said Konstantin Mantsvetov, General Director of Mobile Inform Group.
According to the source, the operating system is certified by the Ministry of Defense, FSTEC and the FSB – it “provides information processing to the degree of secrecy of“ special importance ”.” The developers' plans include the supply of devices based on the Russian OS to government agencies, law enforcement agencies, energy enterprises, transport and other organizations with state participation.