In the past, if you bought a smartphone from a wireless service provider, they typically installed their own apps and services on the phone to get you started. This is also known as bloatware and is something the majority of customers do not like or appreciate. In Russia, however, this will soon become a duty.
According to reports, Russian President Vladimir Putin recently signed a new law requiring the installation of Russian software on all smartphones and computers. and Smart TVs sold in the country. It will come into force next year on 1
In this way, local Russian IT companies should be able to compete better with international companies and provide customers with ready-to-use software as opposed to having to download it themselves. This will undoubtedly have a major impact on companies like Apple, which have typically prevented software from third-party developers from being preinstalled on their devices.
However, there are privacy issues as well It has been speculated that these pre-installed apps could also be used by the government to prosecute their citizens.
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