Four more applications of domestic developers may become mandatory for pre-installation on electronics. We are talking about a program for reading and listening to books, an online store, a service for music and radio, and a platform for conferencing. Such amendments to the government decree with a list of technically complex products on which domestic software should be installed were prepared by the Ministry of Finance. Izvestia got acquainted with the project. The document assumes that the amendments will take effect from March 1, 2022.
The categories of products for which it is proposed to install applications are not indicated in the project. Also, the names of the applications are not indicated. Specific products will be selected based on their popularity, which is calculated on the basis of the annual rating of the Ministry of Digital Science.
At the end of 2019, the law on consumer protection was amended: from April 1, 2021, retail stores are required to sell equipment with domestic software already installed on it. For smartphones, these are 15 applications, including a browser, navigator, messenger, voice assistant, news aggregator. There are three programs that need to be preinstalled on tablets, PCs and smart TVs.
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