State Duma backs installation of Russian software on smartphones
MOSCOW, November 21 (RAPSI) – The State Duma adopted a bill on obligatory installation of Russian software on certain technically sophisticated goods in the third and final reading on Thursday.
The list of such gadgets will be approved by the Russian government, according to the bill. Smartphones, computers and TVs having the smart-TV function are named among devices facing Russian soft installation.
The initiative gives Russian companies legal routes for promoting their programs, an explanatory note to the document reads.
If passed, the bill would come into force on July 1, 2020.