Russian application can replace foreign counterparts on smartphones Russian users in 9 out of 12 categories, follows from the data of the research conducted by the Institute of development Internet (IRI). “The Institute of development Internet (IRI) found alternatives to foreign applications for pre smartphone 9 out of 12 categories,” — analysts say. According to IRI, the alternative to Google Chrome, Opera, Safari could become the “Yandex. Browser”, “Satellite” and “Rambler”. E-mail from and “Yandex” can replace Gmail, Outlook and default Mail app from Apple. In the segment of digital TV replace Apple TV and Netflix can Russian online cinema, Okko, Ivi, and others. Alternative for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok can be “Vkontakte” and “Classmates”, analysts say. The replacement for the editor, spreadsheets and presentations from experts could not pick up, although offered a package of “My Office” as a text editor — replace in Microsoft Word, Pages and Google Docs. Russian TamTam, ICQ and “Dialogue” become a substitute WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Skype and SnapChat. Video Hosting “Yandex. Live” Broadcast, as well as the aforementioned “Vkontakte” and “Classmates” can be an alternative to Apple TV, YouTube and Vimeo, according to IRI. On 18 July the Deputy of the state Duma Vladimir Gutenev, together with deputies of the state Duma Sergey Zhigareva, Oleg Nikolaev and Alexander Yushchenko submitted to the state Duma a bill banning the sale in Russia of Russian devices without pre-installed software, as well as draft amendments to the Code of administrative offences, involving the penalty of 200 thousand rubles for companies for such violations. The size of the proposed fines in the process of further work on the bill could be changed, reported earlier Gutenev RNS.

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