Russian Minister energetically promoting “open” operating system Samsung




Minister of Communications and Mass Communications of Russia Nikolay Nikiforov made a PR firm operating system companies Samsung – Tizen. The official published in his microblog photo smartphone Samsung Z1 on the new OS.


“Towards the de-monopolization of the global IT ecosystem – am holding the phone with a new open source operating system,” – said Nikolai Nikiforov, alluding to iOS and Android, to capture the market of mobile devices. Minister refers to a study VisionMobile, according to which ‘open’ Android platform was the most “closed” of all the «open source» -systems, yielding products such as QT, Symbian, MeeGo, Mozilla, WebKit, Linux and Eclipse. «Android from Google is becoming more closed and monopolized system” – he said.


The official showed photos of the smartphone Samsung Z1 , represented by the South Korean brand in mid-January. The model is equipped with a 4-inch display with a resolution of PLS ​​800 × 480 pixels and a dual-core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz. The main chamber contains a 3.1-megapixel sensor and LED flash, and is available on the front panel VGA-camera. The capacity of the complete battery of 1500 mAh. Sales of Samsung Z1 began in India at a price of 5,700 rupees ($ 90).


Samsung Z1 is built on Tizen – a new platform of the Korean company. This OS is developed alliance of companies, which includes Samsung, Intel and other players. They expect that will compete with Tizen platform iOS, Android and Windows Phone, which account for the vast majority of smartphones sold. It Tizen Nikolai Nikiforov highlights especially.


It is known that the minister is extremely wary of closed operating systems. Last year, he turned to Apple’s proposal to open the source code of iOS, that Russian experts could examine the software for the presence in it of bookmarks. Apparently, in Cupertino are in no hurry to provide the Minister of the source, time Nikiforov decided to promote a competing Tizen.

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