Russia is preparing to release a smartphone protected from cyber threats with the Kaspersky operating system. Eugene Kaspersky, head of Kaspersky Lab, shared the details with journalists.
Kaspersky is preparing a smartphone that cannot be hacked
According to Kaspersky, the company’s goal is to create a secure phone that is almost impossible to hack. The smartphone will receive minimal functionalities with a standard set of applications and its own browser. He explained:
“There will be minimal functionalities, beauty, both from Android and iOS. But this smartphone will not perform other special tasks. The device can make calls and send SMS, of course, there will be an office suite, its own browser with minimal functionalities and a standard set of applications such as an alarm clock, calculator and so on”.
In addition, it is not yet planned to launch an application store for the Kaspersky OS. However, Kaspersky does not exclude the appearance of an application store in the future: “Most likely, first we will make our own, and then we will be ready to attract other application stores”.
The release of smartphones based on the Kaspersky OS is expected in 2021. The manufacturer will be a certain Chinese company, whose name has not yet been disclosed.
Samsung, Huawei and Xiaomi topped the smartphone market in Q3 2020
Analytical agency Gartner has published another report on the smartphone market. So, in the third quarter of this year, 366 million smartphones were sold worldwide; which is 5.7% less than in the same period last year. And although the drop is noticeable, it is less than 20%, which the market fell by in the first half of the year.
Samsung is still the leader with 80.82 million units sold and 22% of the market. In general, of the Top 5 manufacturers, only Samsung and Xiaomi were able to increase sales – by 2.2% and 34.9%, respectively. Huawei is in second place with 51.83 million smartphones sold – its market share is 14.4%. Xiaomi sold 44.41 million smartphones – equivalent to a market share of 12.1%.
Apple is in fourth place. Between July and September, the company sells 40.6 million smartphones – its market share was 11.1%. Interestingly, Oppo is not far from Apple. In the third quarter, it sold 29.89 million smartphones (the market share of this company is 8.2%).